The Urban Photo Race is a one day (12h) digital photo contest with the purpose to give you an opportunity to see and look at the city in a different way.


What is the Urban Photo Race?

Through the Urban Photo Race we set you up to discover new places and to meet other urban savvy photographers while using your creativity to interpret and translate different themes into photos.

Throughout the day, you are asked to take a set of 18 photos divided in 6 themes (3 photos per theme). These themes will be disclosed along the day at different venues (Checkpoints).

Participants are required to be personally present at every checkpoint so that the UPR team can stamp their UPR ID card. At each checkpoint the participant receives the next themes.

At the end of the day we all gather at the last checkpoint to deliver the photos that you took and selected. After that your job is done, you can sit down with us, enjoy a nice cold beer and tell us all about your day adventures.

Some time later our jury goes through all of the submitted photos and selects the 3 best sets (all 18 photos) and the best themes (set of 3 photos). Winners are later announced in a closing event where we deliver awards and hold a photo exhibition.


Stichting Urban Photo Race

After some initial and very successful UPR editions, we've decided to officialize our event by making a Stichting "Foundation" out of it. The purpose of UPR as a Stichting is to take the concept to new heights, to be able to approach entities that were somewhat out of reach for us until now. As a Stichting we're also eligible to apply to cultural fonds and other financial sources that will eventually help us grow and provide you with a better and bigger event, more spectacular exhibition venues and even better awards.