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AMSTERDAM

Challenge your view of the city

 
 
 
 
 
 

Twelve hours
Six themes
Eighteen photos
Four checkpoints

Relax… No need to hurry, or maybe you do! Go against the clock and snap your way to the finish line. Take as many photos as you want but in the end, 18 is all you need.

A city to be explored… Find all the hidden corners and discover new places.

Remember, creativity is the key.

 

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Time to reset the clock back to 365!

We would like to thank everyone for making this a successful UPR edition and congratulate all those that finished, we know is hard work.

This year we had 116 finishers, which accounts for a whooping 2088 photos delivered. Lovely to see surprised new faces, realizing this is indeed a race and you have to give the energy the whole day, as well as many regular followers, now more laid-back, becoming more picky with their choices.  But, honestly, what we enjoyed and appreciated the most is the interaction with everyone. Even if this is a tight-schedule day, everyone is so collaborative, motivating, giving tips to each other, and giving us constant feedback.

Next stage of the process is the voting for the winning photos, both from the overall UPR competition and the extra Global Theme. The global theme will be voted by the organisation team of the UPR and we will have the results of this one in a couple weeks. The UPR winners selection will take longer, the time for our Jury members to go through all the submitted photos. We should expect to have a final winners list in a couple months, so you can relax for now, we'll let you know if you won it.

Over the years, the most valuable thing has been the beautiful network formed around this event. We would like to thank Alicia Sanz and Beatriz Pineda, for helping us out with the race day tasks, to all of checkpoint locations we visited and finally all participants for following us and translating our ideas into great images!!! 

We hope to see you all at the exhibition!! In the mean time here's some snapshots of that day.

Every year we grow our list of friends and supporters.

It's because of them that we get to award cool stuff to the UPR winners.

 

Compactness, lightweight and versatiltiy characteristics that almost always are at the expense of optically quality. Until today. When designing the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary we had only one thing in mind: how to let the above characteristics work together to reach unrivalled optical performance.  

SIGMA is pleased to introduce the result of this technological challenge: a completely new standard in ultimate versatility for the photo enthusiast.

1st award

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM + Fokko Muller street photo workshop + UPR photo prints

Using the highest quality materials and precisely manufactured leg tubes lets SIRUI achieve uncompromising stability! The SIRUI KTV204 extends up to145cm, while still folding small enough to fit in your suitcase or carry-on luggage. The SIRUI Flip Leg Lock System makes setup and breakdown fast and easy. Simply open the leg locks and the legs smoothly slide open. Thanks to the use of Magnesium leg clamps (for added strength) and SIRUI's superior design, the flip locks provide a solid grip, enhanced stability and reliable performance.

Using the highest quality materials and precisely manufactured leg tubes lets SIRUI achieve uncompromising stability! The SIRUI KTV204 extends up to145cm, while still folding small enough to fit in your suitcase or carry-on luggage.

The SIRUI Flip Leg Lock System makes setup and breakdown fast and easy. Simply open the leg locks and the legs smoothly slide open. Thanks to the use of Magnesium leg clamps (for added strength) and SIRUI's superior design, the flip locks provide a solid grip, enhanced stability and reliable performance.

2nd award

Foto de Vakman Sirui KTV 204 alu tripod + UPR photo prints

The Canon Connect Station CS100 is your go-to photo and video hub that lets you share, store, view and manage your most memorable moments. The Connect Station CS100 gives you up to 1 TB of wirelessly accessible storage with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content*. Transferring photos to and from the Connect Station CS100 is as easy as connecting your mobile device via the new mobile app, tapping the CS100 with your NFC-equipped Canon camera or camcorder, using the available SD/CF card slots and USB connection, or through a web browser from your smartphone, tablet and PC.

The Canon Connect Station CS100 is your go-to photo and video hub that lets you share, store, view and manage your most memorable moments. The Connect Station CS100 gives you up to 1 TB of wirelessly accessible storage with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content*.

Transferring photos to and from the Connect Station CS100 is as easy as connecting your mobile device via the new mobile app, tapping the CS100 with your NFC-equipped Canon camera or camcorder, using the available SD/CF card slots and USB connection, or through a web browser from your smartphone, tablet and PC.

3rd award

Foto de Vakman Canon Connect Station CS100 + UPR photo prints

 

Best themes award

Van Duuren Media photo books + UPR photo prints

Jury favourite

Degreef & Partner photo gear + UPR photo prints

Global theme

Fokko Muller "The street" photo book + UPR photo prints

Celebrating our past events

We created the Urban Photo Race back in 2011 and although it's not that long ago we're very proud of the work that our participants have done since then, while participating in our race.

Showcasing our winning participants in a hall of fame is the least we could do.

Check out our previous events and winners, if for nothing else, take it as inspiration for the upcoming one. ;)

 
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The Urban Photo Race is a joint venture from a group of friends with a common passion for photography.

This event is for everybody but it is only improved by the community. We heed your critics and praise your comments, they help us to do more and better… Thank you all for your participation and support.

 

Luis Monteiro

Architect, photographer and videographer. Co-founder of Aware Media, Ironman finisher and student of the martial art Shinkendo

Nutabi Camargo

Researcher and brain investigator with a big passion for creativity.

Tiago Rosado

Photographer and videographer. He’s also a trekking aficionado and co-founder of Aware Media.

Kashin Jeffrey Liu

Architectural Engineer, 3D Printing researcher and Co-founder of Stichting Xiao

Brought together with the help of

These are the companies and entities that contribute and support our event. We are not only very grateful for their help but also honoured to have such distinguished brands associated to our event.

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