The Urban Photo Awards are back for 2021 with more stunning, beautiful, and magical photographs. There are many styles, compositions, and themes in this year's finalists. Almost everyone can find a photograph they will absolutely love or can relate to.

Photographers from all over the world have gathered for this competition. There are more than 200 finalists for the jury to choose from. Urban photography is divided into four main categories: streets, people, spaces, and creativity. In this article, we picked a few photos that we liked the most and we hope you will enjoy them too!

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#1

Istanbul, Turkey By Forrest Walker

Istanbul, Turkey By Forrest Walker

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Wasn't this a protest because Erdoghan canceled a law protecting women ... I'll see if I can find it. ..........https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210619-women-protest-erdogan-s-withdrawal-from-istanbul-convention-on-gender-based-violence

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Heres what the Urban Photo Awards say on their website: "URBAN Photo Awards international competition is ready to restart for the twelfth edition with a prize pool worth over €23,000 and several important new features, among which stands out the presence of a living legend of street photography to chair the jury: Bruce Gilden! Submissions open from March 1 to May 31, 2021."

#2

Pop By Laura Zalenga

Pop By Laura Zalenga

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DUN DUN
Community Member
2 months ago

The flowers look like actual water color painting! WOW!!!

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#3

Untitled By Istvan Kerekes

Untitled By Istvan Kerekes

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Pre-scarf try on

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"Promoted by Italian cultural association dotART in partnership with Trieste Photo Days, Matrix4Design and Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, this year URBAN Photo Awards offers four categories in which photographers can try their hand.

Among the great novelties of this edition, the Bruce Gilden Special Award, which will be added to 'historical' sections dedicated to Single Photos (4 thematic areas: Streets, People, Spaces, Creative), Projects & Portfolio and URBAN Book Award which is dedicated to sketches of photographic books (the so-called 'dummies'). The Bruce Gilden Special Prize will be reserved for street photography projects destined to be part of a prestigious photographic volume edited by Bruce Gilden himself, from which a group exhibition will also be taken."

#4

Silhouttes And Reflections By Giancarlo Staubmann

Silhouttes And Reflections By Giancarlo Staubmann

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Dina Simoné
Community Member
2 months ago

I can see floppy penises. Very immature of me.

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#5

Untitled By Оксана Сергеевна Зайцева

Untitled By Оксана Сергеевна Зайцева

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DUN DUN
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful!

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"As part of the Single Photos section, the prizes promoted in synergy with the URBAN partners also return: New Buildings, born from the partnership with Matrix4Design and dedicated to contemporary architectural photography, and the 'Trieste Science+Fiction Festival' Prize for photographs inspired by science fiction in everyday life, the result of collaboration with the main Italian review dedicated to science fiction."

#6

Untitled By Pau Kessel

Untitled By Pau Kessel

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E. Rangel
Community Member
2 months ago

This woman looks exhausted

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#7

Morning View In Situ Patenggang By Robert Lie

Morning View In Situ Patenggang By Robert Lie

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Monty Glue
Community Member
2 months ago

This is an actual photograph? It looks like a painting by one of the old masters.

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"URBAN this year is giving away €1,500 for the winner of the Single Photos category (personally chosen by Bruce Gilden), €1,000 for the first Portfolio, €500 for the Best Author, €500 for the winner of New Buildings, a winners’ exhibit with award ceremony and gala dinner as part of the Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival (north-eastern Italy), as well as the publication of the photos in photographic magazines and in the seventh volume of URBAN unveils the City and its secrets. And, of course, several prize-exhibitions: at the Sartorio Museum in Trieste (thanks to the partnership with the Municipality of Trieste), at the Poreč Museum (Croatia) and at the Stelio Crise Library in Trieste."

#8

Blonde By Ahmad Mohammad Taghi Shirazi

Blonde By Ahmad Mohammad Taghi Shirazi

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Jackie Walters
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel for you, girl. As an adult, I moved into a new neighborhood with a church down the street. Sunday morning, there I am 5'8", blonde at a Filipino church. Felt like a giraffe in a pride of lions.

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#9

Central Park By Yuliy Vasilev

Central Park By Yuliy Vasilev

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Yoel Shapiro
Community Member
2 months ago

The grate views of broccoli park

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"As president of the jury, Bruce Gilden will be the guest of honor via Zoom at the eighth edition of Trieste Photo Days to announce the winners and hold an unmissable talk. See you in Trieste on Saturday 30 October 2021.

URBAN Photo Awards each year sees thousands of photos competing and hundreds of participants from all over the world. It is an ever-growing international contest, one of the few to 'cross the boundaries' of the web, offering photographers real visibility through dozens of photographic exhibitions in the prestigious frames of the Trieste Photo Days, the Trieste Photo Fringe and the Photo Days Tour (in Italy and abroad). In 2020 alone, URBAN set up over 30 exhibitions for nearly 1,400 photos on display."

#10

Sulky By Fatmademir

Sulky By Fatmademir

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Uber Mensch
Community Member
2 months ago

Fine! I'm not talking to you, either!

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#11

His Own World By Amir Arabshahi

His Own World By Amir Arabshahi

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Aiyanna Clements
Community Member
2 months ago

The crate challenge

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#12

Dre And Tom, 2019 By Joseph Ford

Dre And Tom, 2019 By Joseph Ford

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Martin Kaine
Community Member
2 months ago

They clearly need to go back to 1955 to get their parents to fall in love, since they're fading away.

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#13

Timeless Courtesy By Sigrid Debusschere

Timeless Courtesy By Sigrid Debusschere

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TheAnimalLady
Community Member
2 months ago

🎼🎶Take The Last Train to Clarksville🎵🎶

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#14

Repel By Timo Lemmetti

Repel By Timo Lemmetti

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

"Hey can you move a little so i can photograph the moon? Yeah sure! There you go"

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#15

Untitled By Marzena Hans

Untitled By Marzena Hans

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Clearly rowing to the beach was exhausting

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#16

Poems For Sisters By Hardibudi

Poems For Sisters By Hardibudi

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Lucy Brazier
Community Member
2 months ago

Oooh the scary kitty peeping out on the left!

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#17

Friendship By Berlin Aydin

Friendship By Berlin Aydin

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Nazda Pokmov
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah a fancy pigeon and his boy...

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#18

Urban Winter Recreation By Ludmila Stepnova

Urban Winter Recreation By Ludmila Stepnova

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Susan Green
Community Member
2 months ago

This looks like a Christmas card.

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#19

Invisible Jumpers By Joseph Ford

Invisible Jumpers By Joseph Ford

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DUN DUN
Community Member
2 months ago

Camouflage

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#20

Reading Between The Lines By Ingrid Gielen

Reading Between The Lines By Ingrid Gielen

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Milli Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Whoa! I love it!

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#21

Jumping Time By Takrim Ahmed

Jumping Time By Takrim Ahmed

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Just saying
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2 months ago

wow, the framing on that

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#22

Untitled By Pranab Basak

Untitled By Pranab Basak

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DUN DUN
Community Member
2 months ago

Innocent childhood

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#23

Just Some Lines And One Circle By Stefan Lauterbach

Just Some Lines And One Circle By Stefan Lauterbach

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Mrs S
Community Member
2 months ago

Excellent composition

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#24

Rainbow Faces By Imon.photo

Rainbow Faces By Imon.photo

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DUN DUN
Community Member
2 months ago

Holi hai!!!!

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#25

Cavallo Della Domenica By Giovanni Cassarà

Cavallo Della Domenica By Giovanni Cassarà

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over it already
Community Member
2 months ago

Horses are majestic animals

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#26

Without Masks By Jana Estocinova

Without Masks By Jana Estocinova

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Char Char
Community Member
2 months ago

Clearly not.

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#27

Ropewallker Without Sepectators By Navid Mofidi Ahmadi

Ropewallker Without Sepectators By Navid Mofidi Ahmadi

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timothy green
Community Member
2 months ago

Nope

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#28

Reimagined Vessel By Gautam Kamat Bambolkar

Reimagined Vessel By Gautam Kamat Bambolkar

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

MC Esher eat your heart out

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#29

Red Air By Laura Santabarbara Scirocco

Red Air By Laura Santabarbara Scirocco

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Gerard Neaux
Community Member
2 months ago

Is this Cambodia?

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#30

La Terra Silenziosa By Nicola Bertellotti

La Terra Silenziosa By Nicola Bertellotti

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Chris M
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't speak Italian, but I'm guessing "The Silent Earth"

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