ANNUAL IPA Photography COMPETITION

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.

– Be Honored by receiving the coveted Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards Gala
– Be Published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography
– Be Featured in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition in New York City
– Win over $22,000 in cash prizes

We have awarded over $225,000 in cash prizes to date!

Submit your images and be a part of the most recognized event in Photography!

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Prizes

The main category winners of IPA Photography Competition will compete for the the coveted Lucie statuette, cash prizes, two tickets to The Lucie Awards Gala in New York City and the following titles:

International Photographer of the Year Award
$10,000 cash prize, provided by AtEdge

Discovery of the Year Award:
$5,000 cash prize

Deeper Perspective of the Year Award:
$5,000 cash prize, provided by the American Society of Media Photographers

Moving Image Photographer of the Year Award:
$2,500 cash prize

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Deadlines and Entry Fees

Each year, the IPA invites an renowned curator to select 45 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second, and third-place winners, to be exhibited in an exclusive show in New York City, during the week leading up to the Annual Lucie Awards Gala. The Best of Show will then travel to various countries to be exhibited at photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.

Entry Fees (USD):

Professional Non-professional Student
Single Image
$35 $25 $15
Series (2-5 images) $60 $50 $30
Additional Categories $25 $15 $10
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August
31
2016

2016 IPA Photography Competition Deadline

Final Deadline: August 31, 2016

Categories

Each year, the IPA invites an renowned curator to select 45 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second, and third-place winners, to be exhibited in an exclusive show in New York City, during the week leading up to the Annual Lucie Awards Gala. The Best of Show will then travel to various countries to be exhibited at photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.

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The standard of work goes from strength to strength and the breadth of entries in the various genres is quite awe inspiring. The process is very democratic for the jurors.

- Lucy Bell, Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography Gallery