One Shot: Street Life

There are many stories on the streets of our cities, towns, villages and hamlets. Stories of people and their lives, their work. Stories of survival, desperation, celebration and joy. In a single image capture a moment on the street and start to tell one of these stories.

What subjects can you include?

Any moment you capture on a street.

How many images?

One image per entry.

What are the judges looking for?

Creativity, observation – capture a moment on a street!

Am I eligible?

This category is open to all photographers.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category as many times as you want to.

What is the category entry fee?

£10 for each single-image entry.

This category is a standalone award and entries are not considered in selecting the winner of the overall title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2019


The winner of the One Shot ‘Street Life’  category in TPOTY 2019 will join tutors Chris Weston and Simon Weir in Venice in spring 2020 for a TravelLIGHT Hidden Venice Immersive Photo Workshop. They will also receive membership of The Royal Photographic Society.

Venice is a living, breathing work of art floating on the sea. Despite its reputation as a theme-park city, around its narrow waterways and ancient buildings remain secret hideaways and a way of life one might think had disappeared long ago. To truly ‘see’ Venice, you must immerse yourself in living community she is, observantly explore its abundant visual history, seeking its charms that are hidden in plain sight and which, on this Immersive Workshop, will be revealed only to you.

Image © Wenpeng Lu