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Miami Street Photography Festival entries due: 10/20/14

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The MSPF© is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary Street Photography viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in this genre. The goal of the Festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events.

This Festival is a collaborative effort to advance the work of photographers who pay attention to everyday life in order to capture the world around us.

Street photographers use their keen sense of observation to capture compelling candid moments in the everyday life of strangers, whether it be a gesture, facial expression, action or scene. Their method is often likened to a mirror held up to society…it reflects reality. There is no set-up involved, no manipulation of the scene and very little or no post-processing of the image. This realism has provided an accurate and insightful record of street culture throughout the world. With images portraying everything from the ugly, gritty side of life to more humorous situations, they are moments that unless captured, might otherwise go unnoticed.

At the heart of street photography is the ‘decisive moment’. This is the split second when an image becomes complete in its composition – when each element of the image is in balance, in context and essential to the scene. This is when the shutter is released and the moment is captured forever.

Juan Jose Reyes

Veronica Valle
Lynne Kaplan
Emir Shabashvili
Hector Isaac
Robert Karafel

Dana Libman (Public Relations/Marketing)
Kike San Martin Art Director
Rick McCawley Art Director

Submissions are open to participants throughout the world. Selected images from the Call for Entries will be displayed during Art Basel, one of the world’s premier art scenes, where hundreds of thousands gather each year in Miami to celebrate the visual arts.


Submissions will be juried by a panel of internationally accomplished street photographers.

-Danielle Houghton, Observe

-Matt Obrey, Urban Picnic

-Chris Farling, Observe


Three of the finalists will be chosen as this year’s recipients of the MSPF AWARD. The Grand Prize recipient will receive the intuitive Leica X2 camera, brilliantly designed for the needs of any street photographer. In addition, the first place and two runner-ups will be awarded with a premium handcrafted camera bag by Ona. The first place will also receive a two-year subscription to online protfolio Viewbook and the two runner-ups one-year subscripton.

1st Place:

-Brand new Leica X2  camera provided by the Leica Store Miami

-Premium handcrafted camera bag provided by Ona

-Two year subscription to ViewBook Online Portfolio

-One year subscription to ISP Magazine


2nd Place

-Premium handcrafted camera bag provided by Ona

-One year subscription to ViewBook Online Portfolio

-One year subscription to ISP Magazine


3rd Place

-Premium handcrafted camera bag provided by Ona

-One year subscription to ViewBook Online Portfolio

-One year subscription to ISP Magazine


In addition to the Miami Street Photography Festival exhibit, all finalists’ images will be published in the January 2015 issue of ISP (International Street Photographer) Magazine, and will be featured on the MSPF website in the Gallery of Finalists for one year.



General Guidelines

*All submitted images must fall under the category of street photography, ” straight photography”. (i.e no landscapes, pets, models or wildlife) .

*Any public location, worldwide, is acceptable.

*Photos may not be artificially staged.

*Photos may be either Black/White or Color

*Only the photographer with the rights to the submitted image may enter that piece.

*Images may not be photoshopped, digitally manipulated or extremely altered other than B/W color conversion or basic generally accepted darkroom adjustments.

*Finalists will be selected for exhibition from all entrants.

*Deadline is October 20, 2014 (Finalists will be notified by Nov 10, 2014, or earlier.)

*Finalists do not need to be present to win the grand prize

*Printing/Mounting/Framing for the exhibition will be done by MSPF at no extra cost to participants.


Image specifications

• Submit only .jpg/jpeg files, at least 1500px longest side, and no larger than 20MB.

• Finalists may be asked to send a high resolution jpg. file (250-300dpi) of the entered image/s.

• Do not include borders, watermarks or signatures.

• IMPORTANT: Rename each image with your first and last name as one word, and a number before submitting (i.e. JaneDoe_1,  JaneDoe_2, JaneDoe_3, etc.). You may submit images at different times as long as ALL the files are named and numbered in sequence as described.


Entry Fees

-$20 per image

-$75 for set of 5 (five)


Instructions on How to Submit Photos


This year we are using a new free and easy submission process with our partner Viebook.

Here are the instructions:


Step 1

Click the Submit Images button below


Step 2

Sign up for the MSPF 2014 contest gallery on Viewbook

Step 3
Upload your images

Step 4
Click ’Share’ in the main toolbar of the Viewbook interface and select the MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY icon.


Step 5

Fill out the brief submission and payment form.


 Submit Images

Deadline is October 20, 2014

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