IPA – International Photography Awards

IPA - International Photography Awards

Deadline: August 31, 2020
Entry Fee: from $15 to $60
Prizes: $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, valuable prizes

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
  • Receive the IPA Trophy at the “Best of Show” Exhibition in New York City New
  • Be Published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography
  • Be Featured in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition in New York City and beyond
  • Win $47,500 in cash prizes
  • And more!

Categories

  • Advertising
  • Analog/Film
  • Architecture
  • Book
  • Deeper Perspective
  • Editorial
  • Event
  • Fine Art
  • Moving Images
  • Nature
  • People
  • Special Category
  • Sports

Prizes

International Photographer of the Year Award

The top award in the Professional Categories includes The Lucie Trophy and a $10,000 cash prize

Discovery of the Year Award

The top award in the Non-Professional Categories includes The Lucie Trophy and $5,000 cash prize

The winner of these two awards will be announced during the Lucie Awards Ceremony.

Category Winners – Professional

The 13 Category winners in the professional categories will each receive a $1,000 cash prize and 2 tickets to attend the Lucie Awards Gala in New York City, where they will be finalists for the International Photographer of the Year award.

An additional $500 allowance towards their travel/accommodation costs will be given to every category winner joining the Lucie event week in New York (Lucie Awards & IPA Best of Show (*). They will also receive the IPA Trophy, which will be awarded at the opening of the curated IPA Best of Show exhibition in New York City, where their winning work will also be featured. New

Category Winners – Non-professional

The 13 Category winners in the Non-Professional categories will each receive a $500 cash prize and 2 tickets to attend the Lucie Awards Gala in New York City, where they will be finalists for the Discovery of the Year award.

An additional $500 allowance towards their travel/accommodation costs will be given to every category winner joining the Lucie event week in New York (Lucie Awards & IPA Best of Show (*). They will also receive the IPA Trophy, which will be awarded at the opening of the curated IPA Best of Show exhibition in New York City, where their winning work will also be featured. New

* The travel allowance will be given only to those finalists who choose to attend the event, and will be reimbursed to the attendee after the Lucie Awards & IPA Best of Show have concluded.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners in all sub-categories include:

  • Printable Winner Certificate and IPA Seal
  • Publication in the IPA Annual Book of Photography
  • A curated selection of winning images to be exhibited in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition which opens in New York City during the Lucies, and is shown around the world through the following year.
  • Receive significant international publicity and extensive media exposure through our online promotional campaign, and magazine and newspaper partners distributing and promoting winners works.
  • 1 Free ticket to attend the Lucie Awards Gala in New York City.

Best of Show Exhibition

Each year, the IPA invites a renowned curator to select 20-25 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace winners. This curated selection will be exhibited in an exclusive show opening in New York City at the conclusion of the Lucie Awards week. The works of the IPA Category Winners will also be exhibited at the Best of Show event, during which they will receive the IPA Trophy. After the New York opening, the Best of Show exhibition will go on tour for a series of exclusive events around the world during the course of the following year.

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 Salzman, Senior Art Producer Saatchi & Saatchi NY
  • Brett Rogers, The Photographers Gallery
  • Roy L. Flukinger, Independent Curator Emeritus
  • Paris Chong, Gallery Manager and Curator at Leica Gallery LA
  • Collier Brown, Photography Critic, Harvard University

Entry Fees

  • Professional
    Single Image – $35
    Series (2-9 images) – $60
    Additional Categories – 20% off
  • Non-professional
    Single Image – $25
    Series (2-9 images) – $50
    Additional Categories – 20% off
  • Student
    Single Image – $15
    Series (2-9 images) – $30
    Additional Categories – 20% off
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