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Vote for your favourite street paper front cover


The 10 finalists were chosen for their strong storytelling ability

After a three year absence due to Covid, the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) Awards are back - and the public is invited to help choose a winner in the Best Cover category. 

The INSP awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of street papers across the world. 

In June, publications were invited to enter their best cover conveying the theme 'resilience'. 

Following a shortlisting process 10 finalists were chosen to go forward for a public vote. 

The finalists were chosen for their strong storytelling ability to convey the theme, through composition and colour, creating a cover that was eye catching for the reader.

Mike Findlay, chief executive of INSP, said: “People selling street papers rely on a strong, creative and storytelling cover to attract customers to purchase their publication. Ultimately this leads to more of an income for people in poverty.

“It has been really rewarding to see such a diverse selection of street paper covers from across the world. The bold, the colourful and the thought provoking. Street papers do not shy away from difficult subject matter, and these covers show just how resilient our network has been. I am keen that these creative covers are seen and judged by as many people as possible.”

The INSP is a Glasgow based charity and global community dedicated to tackling poverty and homelessness. The charity supports and empowers over 90 street paper enterprises across the world to tackle these issues locally.

Street papers are magazines or newspapers sold by people experiencing poverty, homelessness or other forms of marginalisation.  They give people an immediate, dignified and legitimate way to earn money whilst seeking to address the causes of poverty through journalism and advocacy. 

The public vote is now open and INSP will be featuring a different cover finalist each day on socials Instagram - @insp_agram, Facebook - @inspstreetpapers, Twitter -@_INSP.

The winner of this category will be announced at the Global Street Paper Summit in Milan on Thursday, 15 September when the global community comes together to share, learn and connect. 

To cast your vote and get involved, click here.



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