May 2017 Monthly Theme Contest Submissions

May 2017 Monthly Theme Contest Submissions

May 2017 Street Photography Contest nominees

Dear Readers,

The fifth Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2017 have been submitted and we have made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the May 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions was quite hard!

But let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.

ATTENTION: Photos that didn’t meet the Theme or the Editors criteria were not chosen to be in the shortlist. They have been disqualified or removed. So if your pic isn’t in the shortlist, don’t get discouraged. Try again next month!

At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “The Colour Green” to show you! This time we had 30 valid submissions which can all be seen below.

The May 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions

*All images that were not sent in at the correct size, have been resized. This might affect the quality of entries that were sent in very small sizes.

The May 2017 Street Photography Contest nominees

Every month each one of us editors picks one photo as a nominee. Here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:

Andrew Sweigart

“There were quite a few quality submissions for the theme, Colour Green. I thought for sure that one image with a really clever implementation of the color would grab me. I was wrong… there were a few of them! However, at the end of the day, this gem was the leader of the pack. It’s not just a clever use of green, it’s a BONANZA of green! All three elements in the image have varying gorgeous shades of the color! The wall, the van and the woman’s jacket. Just the woman against the wall would have made this a great shot, with it’s contrasting shades of green, but with the van in the shot, the image becomes deeper. Sometimes less is more. That’s not the case here. More is better!” 

"The Colour Green" street photograph by Zlatko Vickovic
“The Colour Green” street photograph by Zlatko Vickovic

Digby Fullam

“This was one of those photos that really stopped me in my tracks. I really like how well this image captures the spirit of the colour green theme and uses colour to such great effect to create powerful linking layers. In many ways it puts me in mind of an Alex Webb photo – which is high praise indeed as far as I’m concerned! It’s also a shot where I simply cannot believe the photographer witnessed such a great scene with the girl’s jacket so perfectly matching the balloon she was carrying, and then had the speed and foresight to position her perfectly in first third of the frame and with such a brilliantly graphical background. Superb!”

"The Colour Green" street photograph by Tomi Saputra
“The Colour Green” street photograph by Tomi Saputra

Spyros Papaspyropoulos

“Choosing a favourite photo for “The Colour Green” monthly theme street photography competition was such a difficult task this time! I just couldn’t make up my mind. Luckily I chose last, so I at least had 2 less awesome photos to choose from, but boy oh boy what a tough call this was! After a lot of thinking and grinding I finally settled upon this beautiful image. I love it for 3 main reasons. Firstly it is soooo green, which means it fits the brief perfectly. Secondly it is very surreal. Personally, I have never seen water of that colour let alone swam in it! It just seems and feels so weird to me! It really grabbed my attention. And thirdly, those red spikes are what make the photo, splitting the green coloured waters like fiery arrows been shot at the swimmer! Cracking photo!”

"The Colour Green" street photograph by Melissa Donaghue
“The Colour Green” street photograph by Melissa Donaghue

The winner will win the Feature Interview on the website and more!

The photograph that wins the Monthly Theme Contest will receive the following prizes:

  1. The winning photo will be featured on our website in the respective “Announcing the winner” post and will also be featured for 1 month as our cover photo on our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
  2. The Street Photographer that shot the winning photo will be interviewed by our Editorial team and his/her work will be featured on our website and on our Youtube channel.
  3. At the end of the year we will upload a video presentation of all the winning photos along with narrations by the winners themselves, explaining the story behind their photograph.

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!


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