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IN PICTURES: INSP Awards 2018 Winners

Our picture gallery of the 2018 INSP Awards. Relive the highlights!

INSP Awards: 2018 Winners Announced!

The winners of the 2018 INSP Awards have been revealed at the official Awards Ceremony, as part of the Global Street Paper Summit in Glasgow.

INSP Awards: 2018 Best Breakthrough Finalists Unveiled

It’s just one week until we crown the winners of the 2018 INSP Awards, and the excitement is reaching fever pitch!

INSP Awards: Here are the 2018 Best Photograph Finalists

We’re kicking off our second week of INSP Awards announcements by bringing you the Top 5 entries who’ve each snapped a place as Best Photograph Finalist 2018.

INSP Awards: Presenting the Finalists in Best Vendor Contribution 2018

With just two weeks to go until the INSP Awards 2018 are presented, we reveal the Finalists for Best Vendor Contribution.

INSP Awards: the Nominees in Best Vendor Contribution 2018 are here

Our final Editorial category to be revealed is the Top 10 nominees for Best Vendor Contribution – here’s who made the list…

INSP Awards: Say cheese! It’s the 2018 Best Photograph Nominees

Strike a pose and get ready to smile…it’s time for us to announce the Best Photograph nominees for the INSP Awards 2018!

February Feels: A round-up of street paper covers this month

With entries for the 2018 INSP Awards opening very soon, has February delivered us any potential winners in the Best Cover category?

Christmas Covers: we unwrap December’s street paper front pages

With Christmas just around the corner, street papers around the world have been getting into the Yuletide spirit and emblazoning their front covers with all things festive!

September Swansong: A look back on the month’s street paper covers

We bid farewell to September by having a look back at the best of the street paper covers from the month.

INSP Awards: Finalists for the 2017 Best Project Award

Our last set of finalists are here – which innovative projects have captured our imagination and made it to the top five?

Summer cover-lovin’: our round-up of July’s covers

We’ve been having a blast looking at the highlights from July of what our network has been producing.

Our round-up of June’s street paper covers

June has been and gone in a flash – but we’ve taken time to stop and look back on a superb month of street paper covers.

INSP Awards: Best Vendor Contribution 2017 Nominees

The final set of nominees are here – have a look to see who’s made the top ten in the Best Vendor Contribution category.

INSP Awards: Discover our Best News Feature Nominees for 2017

This year’s nominees for Best News Feature are in – take a look at the stories that have captured our imagination and made the longlist.

INSP Awards: Best Cultural Feature Nominees for 2017

What do Game of Thrones, Jon Bon Jovi and a street cat named Bob have in common? They’re all topics of our Best Cultural Feature nominees in this year’s INSP Awards!

“It’s impossible to count the number of lives Michael Stoops changed”

U.S. campaigner Michael Stoops, who passed away this week, spent decades fighting for people experiencing homelessness. Street Sense pays tribute.

Our vendors: Sheila White (Street Sense, Washington D.C., USA)

Sheila has lost many things in her life, but never her creativity or her desire to make a difference. Through art, poetry and activism, she uses her experience with homelessness to educate the public and advocate for others in her position.

Vendor wishes: “My goal is starting school”

Today in our vendor wishes series, Street Sense vendor Sheila has a message for the US government about affordable housing.

“How will you reach out to people like me?” street papers respond to President Trump

International street paper staff and vendors responded with surprise and apprehension following the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the USA.

Hundreds gather in D.C. to spread the love at event organised by former Street Sense vendor

Hundreds gathered in Washington D.C.’s Franklin Square Park for a community event organised by former Street Sense vendor Don Gardner.

October global street paper covers get scary

Between Halloween and Trump, there’s a frighteneing vibe on this month’s international street paper covers. Thank god for Street Cat Bob…

Hundreds gather in D.C. for ex-Street Sense vendor’s community event

Former Street Sense vendor Don Gardner’s Real Love Ministry aims to provide entertainment and spiritual fulfilment as well as food and clothing. They brought hundreds together in Washington D.C.

Prophets of Rage: “elite taskforce of revolutionary musicians” take on homelessness

“Homelessness is a crime. It’s almost a war crime,” says guitarist Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against the Machine and now rocking again with supergroup Prophets of Rage. They spoke to street paper vendor Ronald Dudley (a.k.a. rapper Pookanu) before the first show of their Make America Rage Again tour.

Prophets of Rage to Bridget Jones – September street paper supporters

There’s support from big name stars featured on this month’s covers – but also stark reminders of why street papers are so necessary for homeless people.

EmergencyBnB: can the sharing economy be a caring economy?

Washington D.C social entrepreneur Amr Arafa’s EmergencyBnB is more than just AirBnB with a twist. It’s offering hope to refugees and victims of domestic violence.

Olympic fever gripped world’s street papers this August

August’s street paper covers have the Olympic spirit, featuring ‘cuddly lawnmowers’, a homeless wedding, Steven Spielberg, and a cheeky little bit of rickrolling.

“I’m in the country now” Street Sense vendor reflects on new life on the farm

Street Sense vendor Eric Thomson-Bey recently left Washington D.C. for employment on a farm in Pennsylvania. He reflects on his new rural life.