IPA International Photography Awards

IPA International Photography Awards

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual 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 overall winners of the eight main categories will compete for IPA's top award of International Photographer of the Year. Those finalists will be invited to attend the Lucie Awards at the Lincoln Center, New York, where one photographer will be announced as the International Photographer of the Year, earning the coveted Lucie Statue and a cash prize of $10,000 provided by AtEdge. The nominees in the seven non-professional and student categories will be invited to the Lucie Awards to compete for the title of the Discovery of the Year, a Lucie Statue and $5,000 cash prize. Six nominees comprised of all levels of profession will be invited to the Lucie Awards for the title of Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, where the story behind the images are dually judged, and to compete for the coveted Lucie Statue and a cash prize of $5,000.

In addition to earning the chance to compete for the cash prizes, the category winners (nominees) will each receive two tickets to the Lucie Awards, a free copy of the Annual Awards Book and the following titles:

  • Advertising Photographer of the Year
  • Architectural Photographer of the Year
  • Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year
  • Editorial Photographer of the Year
  • Photography Book of the Year (professionals only)
  • Fine Art Photographer of the Year
  • Nature Photographer of the Year
  • People Photographer of the Year
  • Photographer of the Year in the Special category

Each year, the IPA will invite an established 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 Lucie Awards gala. The Best of Show will then travel to various countries to be included in photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.

The work of all first, second and third place winners will be published in the high-quality, full-color, award winning Annual International Photography Awards Book.

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the world's premiere showcase of photographic talent. Send us your best work today. Entry fees and rules vary according to entry level. The IPA competition is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, from any country. Professional photographers will be judged against other professionals and non-professionals against other non-professionals and students. Early Bird Deadline is 27 March 2009, final entry deadline is 28 May 2009. Visit the site to learn more.

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