Support the BSPF

By participating in our contests you are supporting the Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF).

All of our activities (exhibitions, projections, talks, discussion panels, photo walks, portfolio critiques, parties, among others) are free and open to all public.

By doing this, we strengthen the Street Photography community by promoting it as a form of visual art, exposing it to a larger audience and engaging new enthusiasts.

To take part in this initiative is the way to make it possible: the more participants the festival has, the better it will be. In this way, we reward your time and trust by organizing the festival and giving you a large exposure. Thank you for spreading the word!

The BSPF is an initiative created by Cakri, a non profit association based in Brussels.

Why participate?

Your work in Brussels

Finalists will be exhibited in Brussels with a physical print that visitors will be able to look at, get more information about and possibly also purchase

An internationally acclaimed jury

Winning pictures will be selected by our panel of guests and curators and will also be discussed by the guests during the festival

Featured on SP communities

International contest winners will be featured in WorldSP.co with an interview. Brussels contest winners will be featured in Brussels Newsroom and in WorldSP.co

All levels accepted

Open to all levels! Be sure to submit your work to get exposure at an international level

Your work around Belgium

Finalists’ pictures will be also exhibited on different venues in Belgium after the festival and will be given more exposure beyond the festival

Get cash rewards

Over 4,500 EUR in cash prizes for the winners of the contests

Reach other medias

Finalists are eligible for being featured on our communications and website for this and future editions of the BSPF

Engage all contests

Participate in different contests at the same time. If you have a photo series and also some great single pictures you can take part in both contests

Make it to the Brussels Archives

By participating to the Brussels contests you are eligible to make history by entering the official Brussels Photography Archive

How to participate?

  1. There are 4 contests: International Singles, International Series, Brussels Singles and Brussels Series. You will find the 4 contests and their details bellow.
  2. Go to the section of the contest you want to participate in and hit the Submit button, this will lead you to the submission process of that specific contest.
  3. Always check the title of the contest submission page to see if it is the same contest you applied to.
  4. Follow the submission steps and that’s it!

International Singles

Description & Guidelines

Submit your best single street photography pictures. Each picture will be judged individually as a separate entry. Pictures can be taken anywhere in the world. You can send up to 10 pictures.

Carefully read the terms and conditions before submitting your work.

Prizes

First prize: 1000 EUR + Featured in WorldSP.co with an interview + Curator of next edition

Second prize: 300 EUR

Public prize: Honorable mention selected in the festival by the audience

Social media prize: The 3 most voted pictures will be shared on our social media. The most voted will be printed as a postcard to share during the festival. The voting gallery will be available from mid June.

Fee

1 to 5 pictures: 18 EUR per picture. 6 to 10 pictures: 15 EUR per picture.

Examples: Submit 5 pictures and pay 90 EUR (5x18EUR). Submit 6 pictures and pay 90 EUR (6x15EUR). Submit 10 pictures and pay 150 EUR (10x15EUR).

Deadline

1st August 2017

Curators & Judges

International Series

Description & Guidelines

Submit your best street photography series. All pictures will be judged as a series. The strength of the pictures together is what makes the difference. Pictures can be taken anywhere in the world. You can send from 3 to 10 pictures.

Carefully read the terms and conditions before submitting your work.

Prizes

First prize: 1250 EUR + Featured in WorldSP.co with an interview + Curator of next edition

Second prize: 500 EUR

Public prize: Honorable mention selected in the festival by the audience

Fee

3 to 10 pictures: 60 EUR total

Deadline

1st August 2017

Curators & Judges

Brussels Singles

Description & Guidelines

Submit your best single street photography pictures from Brussels. Each picture will be judged individually as a separate entry. The pictures have to be taken in the Brussels-Capital Region. You can send up to 10 pictures.

Carefully read the terms and conditions before submitting your work.

Prizes

First prize: 450 EUR + Featured in Brussels Newsroom and WorldSP.co

Second prize: 150 EUR + Featured in Brussels Newsroom

Public prize: Honorable mention selected in the festival by the audience

Social media prize: The 3 most voted pictures will be shared on our social media. The most voted will be printed as a postcard to share during the festival. The voting gallery will be available from mid June.

Fee

1 to 5 pictures: 10 EUR per picture. 6 to 10 pictures: 8 EUR per picture.

Examples: Submit 5 pictures and pay 50 EUR (5x10EUR). Submit 6 pictures and pay 48 EUR (6x8EUR). Submit 10 pictures and pay 80 EUR (10x8EUR).

Deadline

1st August 2017

Curators & Judges

Exhibition curators: Pieter Dumoulin, Jakub Jasionek, Dani Oshi, Hakan Simsek, Chris Suspect & Brussels Newsroom

Prize judges: Gaël Turine, (more TBA).

Brussels Series

Description & Guidelines

Submit your best street photography series from Brussels. All pictures will be judged as a series. The strength of the pictures together is what makes the difference. The pictures have to be taken in the Brussels-Capital Region. You can send from 3 to 10 pictures.

Carefully read the terms and conditions before submitting your work.

Prizes

First prize: 600 EUR + Featured in Brussels Newsroom and WorldSP.co

Second prize: 250 EUR + Featured in Brussels Newsroom

Public prize: Honorable mention selected in the festival by the audience

Fee

3 to 10 pictures: 30 EUR total

Deadline

1st August 2017

Curators & Judges

Exhibition curators: Pieter Dumoulin, Jakub Jasionek, Dani Oshi, Hakan Simsek, Chris Suspect & Brussels Newsroom

Prize judges: Gaël Turine, (more TBA).