WINZAVOD contemporary art center
invites to the «START»

Competition for photographers with the prize fund $4000

Deadline: September 9, 2020

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites you to participate in an international street photography competition. Winners will receive a prize fund of $4,000, promotion in the online gallery (NYC4PA Online Gallery) and publication in the catalog.

The main winner (winner of the "grand prize") will also be presented on the main page 

Both amateurs and professionals from all over the world can participate.

About the contest theme:

Viviane Mayer, who has long been unknown, has left behind a valuable archive of pictures she took during her walks in her spare time. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Meyerovitz, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans ... - the list of experienced and famous street and documentary photographers can be continued. Their work has captured the special essence of life that does not pose, is not created artificially, but exists: in avenues, courtyards and entrances. Equally irresistible images surround us today. 

The task of this competition is to collect the best contemporary works in the genre of "street photography". Take a camera or phone outside and capture a strange combination of a passerby and window decoration, a special look, a special moment of communication for a split second, a scene that conveys a message or feeling. There are plenty of opportunities and examples.

About rewards:

A total of 10 winners with cash prizes, 20 winners with "Jury Choice" status and 20 honorary mentions.  

Grand Prix (for one photographer): $1,100. 

First prize (three photographers): $400 each.

Second prize (to three photographers): $325 each

Third prize (for three photographers): $250 each

All winners will also be awarded certificates and shown in an online gallery and catalogue.  


Michael Itkoff, co-founder of Daylight books, is a professional publisher whose photo and video works can be found in many public and private collections (

Registration fees:

$35 (for submitting the first three images). Additional work can be sent for $10 each. The maximum number is not limited.

Requirements for files: 

 - JPG, TIF or PNG, 1,280 pixels on the long side.

 - Select a unique name for each image to easily distinguish it when announcing the results. In English and short, no special characters. Bad example: Tea Glass1, Tea Glass2...

Full rules are available on the organizer's page:

Page to pay the fee and send the work:

If you have any questions you can contact the organizer (in English), during working hours: