theprintspace PhotoVoice awards

The autumn edition is now closed.

The idea of storytelling is an important element of PhotoVoice’s work.

Each quarter, a new photographic competition, developed in partnership with theprintspace, will invite submissions from photographers worldwide, inspired by PhotoVoice’s values which guide our work, and judged by an expert panel.

The Autumn Edition theme is ‘Stories of Encounters’, and entrants are invited to interpret this theme in any way they choose.

The entries will be judged by an expert panel which includes Nicholas Goodden, founder and director of Street Photography London Collective, ANTON, Creative Director at Lots of Little Ideas and founder of Photographers Dining Club and Meesha Bryant, Founder and Director of Bolt Creative Agency and publishing director of Under the Influence magazine. 

Winners will receive the following: 

  • £250 print credit at theprintspace, with runners up receiving £50 print credit.
  • A group exhibition for the shortlisted and winning entries held at theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, London.
  • A double page feature in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication, sent to its network of members.
  • Promotion on both PhotoVoice and theprintspace’s website and newsletter, reaching over 25,000 people.
  • Invitation to attend a private view held at theprintspace.

PhotoVoice’s Gold and Platinum members will also receive an A3 print of the winning photographs as part of their membership. 

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Award Winners

Winter edition coming soon!

Previous Winners

See more about the shortlist from our first competition here.

See more about the winning entry from our first competition here

In partnership with:

Winter Theme

Stories of Reflection

Judge: Tim Flach

Winner: Yanina Shevchenko


Spring Theme

Stories of Perspective

Judges: Peter Dench, Simon Bainbridge, Emma Bowkett, Rob Crane

Winner: Daniel Ali

Summer Theme

Stories of Community 

Judges: Ben Hopper, Jim Stephenson, Stuart Pilkington

Winner: Bente Stachowske

Autumn Theme

Stories of Encounters 

Judges: ANTON, Nicholas Goodden, and Meesh Bryant 


How to enter

Entering the Awards is free for PhotoVoice members, or a £20 donation for non-members. If you are already a PhotoVoice member please follow the instructions on this page to submit your entry. To become a PhotoVoice member please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

To find out more about PhotoVoice membership, visit 

To enter theprintspace PhotoVoice Awards, you’ll need to sign up to thehub and set up a free account, which comes with 10GB storage.

1. Upload your images – don’t forget that the maximum images allowed is 6. Please upload your images at a minimum of 1200px (shortest side) at 300dpi

2. A supporting text of your work is compulsory, of maximum 150 words. To submit text with your submission, please upload a JPEG of your text file and place it as the first page of your gallery.

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3. Once you have uploaded your images and text, under the ‘Images’ tab select the 6 images that you want to submit. Once you have selected these, a blue tab will appear at the bottom of your screen with several options. Please select ‘Create Gallery’.

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4. Click ‘Let’s Go’ on the next screen.

5. This is your gallery editor. On the left you’ll see several tabs which open up into a list of options – click on ‘Gallery Settings’.

6. In the first box, you’ll see it says ‘Enter Gallery Title Here’. You’ll need to enter your name and PhotoVoice membership number here, in the following format: PhotoVoiceAutumn15_PhotoVoiceMembershipNumber_FirstName_LastName.

7. This is what we use to track submissions, so please make sure you have entered it correctly.

8. In the box underneath, titled ‘Enter Gallery Description Here’, please indicate whether you are submitting your entry as a single image, or as part of a series.

9. Once you have joined PhotoVoice or donated your competition entry fee, you will receive your PhotoVoice membership number. If you are already a PhotoVoice member, you can submit your entry using the membership code you should have already received via email. Please contact if you have not received your membership number. You will receive a response during business hours.

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10. You can customise your gallery as you wish. To re-order images, click the tab ‘Images In Gallery’ and drag-and-drop to move around your images.

11. Once you’re finished, click ‘Save’ underneath the list of options.

12. Once you have completed these steps, your submission will then show up in our system and there is nothing further to do.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entry fee for submissions is £20 per entry, or free for PhotoVoice members
  • The PhotoVoice membership entitles free entry to all quarterly competitions for the duration of membership (four per year) plus other benefits. Visit to find out more.
  • A total maximum of six images can be submitted.
  • Submissions can be submitted from anywhere in the world.
  • You can submit either a series (maximum of six images) or a single image.
  • Images should not have been shortlisted or won a competition before.
  • Selected shortlisted and winning entries require a print-ready high resolution version, which should be submitted upon request.



Terms and Conditions

  • The photographer retains all copyright to their submitted images
  • The winning images will be chosen by a panel including representatives from PhotoVoice, theprintspace, and judge(s) appointed to the competition. The judges’ decision is final.
  • All work entered must be the photographer’s own. Entrants also guarantee that all copyrights corresponding to the work submitted in their name are theirs
  • Entrants certify that they have received in written form appropriate release from all models and persons featured in the work they submit
  • Submissions should not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, and should not contain offensive, vulgar, obscene or profane content
  • Failure to produce a print-ready high-resolution image appropriate for printing and exhibition will forfeit the right to win or be short-listed for the competition, or receive any prizes or promotion
  • PhotoVoice and theprintspace reserves the right to reproduce, without payment, any images for publicity and promotion purposes in connection with the competition and PhotoVoice’s activities, including but not limited to newsletters, press releases, social media and website
  • All costs associated with both the printing and distribution of materials relating to the competition, including costs associated with the private view, will be covered by PhotoVoice and theprintspace, with no liability for the photographer
  • Entrants agree that should their image win the competition, they will grant PhotoVoice and theprintspace the right to offer the winning image free of charge (without edition) to PhotoVoice’s gold and platinum members. The cost of printing and distribution of these images will be covered by PhotoVoice and theprintspace, and the photographer’s credit prominently displayed in connection with it
  • Entrants can choose to sell their submitted images through theprintspace’s Hub service at a price agreed with PhotoVoice, with 50% of the royalties provided to PhotoVoice as a donation and the photographer retaining the remaining amount. This is not compulsory
  • Travel costs for attending the private view or any subsequent activities of the photographer relating to the competition and exhibition will be the responsibility of the photographer
  • Any print credit offered by theprintspace to shortlisted and winning photographers may only be used for print products and may not be used for framing and mounting products


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