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   MSPF 2020

   Call for Entries

Hsiu Ju Chang  

Winner MSPF 2018


This is precisely the time when artists go to work.

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear.

We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal."


                                                                                  - Toni Morrison



The global pandemic has changed their artistic landscape significantly for the time being, maybe indefinitely. This is the time that artist go to work as the “by Toni Morrison says. Photographers all around the world are documenting this challenging times in the most creative ways. We are in isolation, we are supposed to stay 6 feet apart, we cover our faces but we still feel the connection among all human beings. The purpose of this This contest is to showcase the amazing work being created during these times of the global pandemic. There is amazing artistic creations being made every day in the world deserves to see them.

We want to show your work to the world. 

This is the time to push the limits of street photography. We have to. There's never been just a street and now for sure there will never again be when it comes to  photography. what will that future look like

Each year MSPF showcases the best contemporary street photography in the world selected by the most qualified jury panel in street photography today, in a two tier system. 

In the first round of the competition, all submissions will be judged in a blind juried process by a panel of internationally accomplished street photographers, all active members of street photography collectives,

who will be selecting up to one hundred images as this year's MSPF Finalists.  All selected finalists will be exhibited at HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, in downtown Miami and will be the highlight of the Miami Street Photography Festival which is held during Art Basel Week, December 5th to 8th, 2019. Art Basel Miami is one of the world's premier art events, attracting a large international audience of art spectators, collectors, curators and gallery owners. MSPF Finalists are also exhibited in Milan, Italy during Street Photo Milano and coming soon at the new MSPF Street Photography Summit in New York City.

Barry talis

Melissa Breyer

Julia Codington

Camilla Ferrari

2020 MSPF Contest

"Photography in Isolation"
Documenting our world six-feet apart

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In the second round of voting the featured 2018 MSPF featured speakers, all world-renowned photographers, will select the top three winners from among all MSPF finalists who will receive the 2018 MSPF Awards as First, Second and Third Place in the international competition and be eligible for the prizes described below.


      (Top 100)

A brand new full frame Leica Q  camera

Premium handcrafted leather camera bag by Ona

Image exhibited in Miami during MSPF

Image exhibited in Milan at Street Photo Milano

International Exposure during Art Basel Miami

Image published on MSPF Website for 5 years

Eligible to HistoryMiami's permanent collection



        (Top 3)


1st. Place only

Submit your best street photography images for a chance to  be exhibited in galleries around the world and to win a brand new Leica Q and premium leather bags from Ona


General Guidelines

  • Open to all participants from around the world 18 years or older

  • All submitted images must fall under the category of street photography. Street photographers use their keen sense of observation to capture compelling candid moments in everyday life. There is no set-up involved, and no manipulation of the scene.

  • Any location within the public realm, worldwide, is acceptable: indoors and outdoors (i.e. streets, beach, train, park, restaurants, dirt road, etc.)

  • There is no restriction on the type/brand of camera used

  • Images can be taken anywhere in the world

  • Photos may not be artificially staged

  • Photos may be either black/white or color

  • There is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted

  • There is no restriction as to when the submitted image was created although more recent work is preferred

  • Images must be .jpg/jpeg files, no bigger than 10mb. Image size: 2000 pixels on the long edge at 72 dpi.  

  • Images may not be altered, with the exception of basic darkroom adjustments. HDR images will not be considered

  • Watermarked and/or signed images will not be accepted.

  • All images remain the creative and intellectual property of the author. The Miami Street Photography festival fully supports the rights of photographers

  • By submitting your images you agree and accept the Terms and Conditions

  • NOTE:  In accordance with our ongoing mission of showcasing new and original work, we strongly suggest you only submit work that has not been a finalist in any other street photography contest (but all images will be considered)


    Entry Fee:

    SINGLE IMAGE $20/image

    EACH SET OF 5 IMAGES : $75




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