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 $250,000 in cash prizes to date!

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

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Register now, submit your images and be a part of the most recognized event in Photography!

Prizes

The category finalists of IPA Photography Competition will receive two tickets to the Lucie Awards Gala in New York city, and compete for the the coveted Lucie statuette, cash prizes, 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

The main category winners of IPA Photography Competition will be awarded the following:

  • Over $22,000 in cash prizes
  • Honored by receiving the coveted Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards Gala
  • Published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography
  • Featured in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition in New York City
View All Prize & Award Details

Jury

HAVE YOUR WORK EVALUATED BY WORLD RENOWNED GALLERISTS, PHOTO EDITORS AND DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS, AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY LUMINARIES WHO COMPRISE THE IPA JURY PANEL.

The jury panel includes:

David Clarke, Head of Photography at Tate
Susan Baraz, IPA Head of Judges
Amy Wolff, Photo Editor at PDN
Amber Terranova, Photo Editor at Photo District News
Amy Salzman, Senior Art Producer Saatchi & Saatchi NY
Amy Silberman, Photo Editor at Dwell
Brett Rogers, The Photographers Gallery

Join The Annual Lucie Awards

Be awarded at The Lucie Awards, the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography.  At the Lucie Awards the photography community from around the globe pays tribute to the most outstanding people in the field.

The 15th Annual Lucie Awards will take place in New York City on October 29, 2017 at Carnegie Hall.

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Press Coverage

IPA and IPA winners have been covered in the news all over the world.

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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
More About Entry Fees

August
31
2017

2017 IPA Photography Competition Deadline

Final Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017

Submission Fees Go to the Lucie Foundation

The International Photo Awards’ revenue from the submission fees go directly to support the Lucie Foundation.

The foundation’s three-fold mission is: to honor master photographers, to discover and cultivate emerging photographic talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.

Learn more about the Lucie Foundation.

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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  • ARCHITECTURE
  • BOOK
  • DEEPER PERSPECTIVE
  • EDITORIAL
  • EVENT
  • FINE ART
  • MOVING IMAGES
  • NATURE
  • PEOPLE
  • SPECIAL CATEGORY
  • SPORTS
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Partners and Friends

Friends and partners of IPA include some of the most prestigious photography organizations.

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Register and Submit Your Images Now!

Be part of the premier event in photography!

I think this years entries in the advertising categories were diverse and worthy of such a competition. I especially like the imagery that touched on social issues. Beautiful work altogether.

- Michael Bilbrey, Senior Production Consultant, Leo Burnett