Photography contest

The Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) joins PhotoBrussels Festival (PBF) during their fourth edition for a photography contest featuring pictures around a specific theme.

PhotoBrussels Festival

PhotoBrussels Festival, organized by Hangar, is a major annual meeting devoted to photography, based on a meaningful theme.

A selection of international photographers and emerging young artists shows viewers what contemporary photography has to say about our time, its struggles, trends, and aspirations. Between 100 and 200 photographs, by 15-20 different artists, are exhibited in the Hangar art center, located in Châtelain, a cosmopolitan cultural district in the heart of Brussels.

PBF also serves as an exchange platform to spark and confront ideas. The exhibit is designed on the scale of a museum, and it provides an opportunity to organize lectures, workshops and guided tours where some major players (photographers, writers, art schools) are invited to attend.


Street Still Life

The theme of this contest, Street Still Life, is directly related to the theme of the fourth edition of the PhotoBrussels Festival, which is “Still Life”.

With this contest, we would like to see how you approach and interpret the streets inspired by a provocative term. Can we find stillness in the streets? Can we find “Still Life” in the public space? We challenge you to show us.

Whether traditional or revisited, whether minimalist, experimental, raw or humorous, the fact remains that this theme inspires, more than ever, the photographic creation!


Pictures submitted should represent the theme of the contest in order to be considered. The interpretation of the theme is subject to each participant, and we encourage creativity to better depict the theme.

The best three (3) pictures submitted will be printed in big format and exhibited during the fourth edition of the PhotoBrussels Festival at the Hangar Art Center in Brussels. The exhibition opening will be on Saturday, November 30, 2019, and will run until Saturday, December 21, 2019, alongside the PBF.

Participation & Guidelines

  • – The participation is open to all public and levels.
  • – The participation to this contest requires a fee.
  • – Each participant can send from one to ten pictures.
  • – Participation is only valid using the provided form below.
  • – Pictures can be taken anywhere in the world.
  • – The general approach of the pictures should be based on a Street Photography style, meaning preferably candid and in a public space.
  • – The theme of the contest is Street Still Life.

Terms and conditions

Please carefully read the terms and conditions before registering.


8 EUR per picture submitted.

Picture submission

Participants can submit from one to ten pictures.

Deadline to submit: Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Pictures need to be in jpg/jpeg format, minimum 3000px in its widest side and must contain the full unmodified EXIF information in order to be valid for the contest. Finalists will be required to send a high resolution picture in due time. Please check your spam folder for notifications.


Registration: From Friday, October 4, 2019 until Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Deadline: Sunday, November 10, 2019. In other words, send your pictures before Monday, November 11, 2019.

Exhibition: From Saturday, November 30, until Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Hangar Art Center, Place du Châtelain 18, 1050 Ixelles.

Exhibition opening: Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 15:00.

PhotoBrussels Festival: From Friday, November 15, until Saturday, December 21, 2019.

Selection & Jury

The selection of the three finalists and the winner will be selected by a carefully composed jury. The jury is chosen by the BSPF and PhotoBrussels Festival in conjunction.

  • - Bert Danckaert, photographer
  • - Lise De Ganck, cultural coordinator at Hangar Art Center
  • - Paul D'Haese, photographer


First prize: 500 EUR + Interview for the BSPF

The announcement of the winner will happen during the opening night. Attendance of the winner is not required to win the prize.

Venue & exhibition

The exhibition opening will take place at the Hangar Art Center, Place du Châtelain 18, 1050 Ixelles, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 15:00.

The duration of the exhibition will be until Saturday, December 21, 2019, and will be during the same time frame as the PhotoBrussels Festival 2019.

Exhibited pictures will have the opportunity to be re-exhibited in other venues throughout the year, future exhibitions organized by the Hangar Art Center and in future editions of the BSPF.


The Street Still Life contest is closed