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AWARDS and PRIZES

In addition to receiving two complimentary tickets to The Lucie Awards, the category finalists will earn the chance to compete for the cash prizes, and the following titles:

THE WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD WILL RECEIVE:

  • Lucie Statue
  • $10,000 cash prize, provided by AtEdge
  • Work exhibited in Best of Show exhibition
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Lucie Awards
  • Work screened at the Lucie Awards
  • Published in the IPA Annual
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to over 50,000 IPA members

THE WINNER OF DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR WILL AWARD Will RECEIVE :

  • Lucie Statue
  • $5,000 cash prize
  • Work exhibited in Best of Show exhibition
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Lucie Awards
  • Work screened at the Lucie Awards
  • Published in the IPA Annual
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to over 50,000 IPA members

THE WINNER OF DEEPER PERSPECTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD WILL RECEIVE:

  • Lucie Statue
  • $5,000 cash prize, provided by American Society of Media
  • Photographers
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Lucie Awards
  • Work screened at the Lucie Awards
  • Published in the IPA Annual
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to over 50,000 IPA members

THE WINNER OF MOVING IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD WILL RECEIVE:

  • Lucie Statue
  • $2,500 cash prize
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Lucie Awards
  • Work screened at the Lucie Awards
  • Published in the IPA Annual
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to over 50,000 IPA members

Titles of the eight professional category winners:

Advertising Photographer of the Year
Architectural Photographer of the Year
Editorial Photographer of the Year
Photography Book of the Year
Fine Art Photographer of the Year
Nature Photographer of the Year
People Photographer of the Year
Photographer of the Year in the Special Category

Titles of the eight non-professional category winners:

Advertising Photographer of the Year
Architectural Photographer of the Year
Editorial Photographer of the Year
Fine Art Photographer of the Year
Photography Book of the Year
Nature Photographer of the Year
People Photographer of the Year
Photographer of the Year in the Special Category

The Lucie Awards

The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the gala ceremony, the Lucie Awards. Honors will be given for Lifetime Achievement, distinguishing some of the world’s greatest men and women whose life’s work in fashion, photojournalism, advertising, portraiture, sports, documentary and fine art photography, merit the highest acclaim by their peers. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories which will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The title winners of IPA: Photographer of the Year, Deeper Perspective, Discovery of the Year and Moving Images are announced at the Lucies and are awarded cash prizes and the Lucie Statue.

Lucie Statue – History

The statue was influenced by two photographers, Frantisek Drtikol and E. O. Hoppe. “Lucie” is the sculptural form inspired by the synthesis of two famous photographic images from the first half of the twentieth century. Taken from the Latin word, “lux” for “light”, Lucie is a tribute to the influence that light plays in photography. In the past years more than 50 top international photography masters have been honored by the Lucie Awards.

Best of Show Exhibition

Each year, the IPA will invite an established curator to select 45 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd winners to be exhibited in an exclusive show in New York City, during the week leading up to the Eleventh Annual Lucie Awards event. The Exhibition will then travel to various countries to be included in photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.

IPA Annual

The work of all first, second and third place winners, and the names of honorable mentions will be published in the high-quality, full-color, International Photography Annual.

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For me it was a great pleasure to be asked once again to judge for IPA. The high caliber of work from around the globe made the experience one of great joy. The IPA competition reconfirms my conviction that our industry is strong, vibrant and incredibly inspiring. I really do hope they ask me to judge again next year!

- --Frank Meo, Founder, The Photo Closer