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2024 Istanbul Street Photography Festival!

Istanbul Street Photography Festival (ISPF) is a well-attended event representing street photography with different approaches and bringing street photographers together. The common goal is to share through street photography using the advanced possibilities of photography and to encourage participants to participate in an event they will enjoy.

It is held internationally for the fifth time in 202t.


2024 General Coordinator: Sami Uçan

Sponsorship negotiations are ongoing for 2024 event.

2023 Main Sponsor

2024 awards will be announced after the sponsor is determined.


The winners in the Singles, Series, and Istanbul categories each received a Sony ZV-E10 + 16-50mm Lens as a prize.

How does it work?

1 – Upload Photos

After determining the category you want to participate in, fill out the form online.

Deadline: September 23, 2024

2 – The Jury Chooses

The festival jury evaluates the photos submitted to them and determines the winners for 3 categories and finalists.

3 – Winners Announced

The winning and finalist photos will be announced on October 6, 2024, at Beyoglu.

Participation Rules

  • All submitted images must fall under the category of street photography.
  • Only photographs taken within the last 3 years are accepted.
  • Any location within the public realm, worldwide, is acceptable: indoors and outdoors
    (i.e. streets, beach, train, park, restaurants, dirt road, etc.)
  • There are no restrictions on the type / brand of camera used.
    Photos taken with a phone are also accepted.
  • Photos may be either black/white or color.
  • Photographs that previously received awards can also participate.
  • The photos submitted to the Istanbul category must clearly indicate that they were taken in Istanbul.
  • Each participant can submit a maximum of 5 Istanbul photos.
  • The jury may request the original of the winning photo.
  • Images must be JPG/JPEG files, no bigger than 5 MB.
  • Watermarked and/or signed images will not be accepted.
  • Open to all participants from around the world 18 years or older.

Festival Categories


2024 Istanbul Street Photo Festival

You can participate in the festival with as many single photos as you wish.

Photos can be from anywhere in the world.

  • Participation Fees:
    1 Single Photo – $15
    3 Single Photos – $20
    6 Single Photos – $30
Upload Photo!


2024 Istanbul Street Photo Festival

You can participate in the festival with 5-10 photographs in each series.

Photos can be from anywhere in the world.

  • Participation Fees:
    1 Series – $30
    2 Series – $45
    3 Series – $60
Upload Photo!


2024 Istanbul Street Photo Festival

You can submit one Istanbul photo for free, but there will be a $10 fee for submitting 2 to 5 photos.

Each person can submit a maximum of 5 Istanbul photos.

Only photographs taken in Istanbul, and clearly showing recognizable Istanbul landmarks or scenes, should be uploaded.

Upload Photo!

2024 Judges


How many photos can a person send at most?

In the event in 2024, there are two paid categories and one free category.

In the paid Singles and Series categories, there is no limit to the number of photos you can submit. Series must consist of 5-10 photos. There are discounts available for multiple submissions.

For the Istanbul category, you can upload one photo taken in Istanbul for free. However, a fee will be charged for 2 to 5 Istanbul photos. Each person can submit a maximum of 5 Istanbul photos.

Can I participate with the photos I took with my mobile phone?

Yes, it is possible to participate in the festival with any brand / model camera and smart mobile phone.

Is your payment system secure?

Your payments are provided securely with the infrastructure of iyzico, Turkey’s largest fintech brand, where you can make transactions with credit cards from anywhere in the world.

You can also use PayPal!

How does the jury choose?

Juries cannot see the names of the participants; they see the photographs with the participant’s registration numbers. Each jury first determines own winners.


Subsequently, the photos suggested by each jury member for the relevant category are collected in public folders and evaluated collectively.


Finally, winner photos for each category and finalists are determined.

Will the photos be exhibited?

An exhibition will be held for the finalists among the photographs submitted for the Istanbul Street Photography Festival. If sponsors are found, exhibition photos can be turned into a book.

When is the Award Ceremony?

The award ceremony, where the finalist and winner photos will be announced, will be held on October 6, 2024 at the Beyoglu.


Our organization does not have a photograph of any photographer. The copyrights of the photos belong to their owners. Photographs can only be used for promotional activities. Finalist photos are published on our website and social networks with the photographer’s name.

Istanbul Street Photography Festival is an international non-profit event that exhibits street photography in Istanbul.


ISPF is an Istanbul-based FOTON Association project whose goal is to enrich urban projects with cultural projects.