Las Vegas, NV—IPA announced its 17th annual International Photography Awards competition is open for entries. Professional, amateur and student photographers are invited to submit their most provocative and visually captivating photographs for consideration for the prestigious award.
This year, the IPA is rolling out a number of changes. Among them are brand-new entry categories: analog/film; astrophotography; minimalism; smartphone; and street photography. There are also new prizes and benefits for the winners.
With entrants from more than 100 countries each year, photographers compete for $47,500 in cash prizes. Also on the line are the titles of Photographer of the Year (Professional) and Discovery of the Year (Amateur). Winners will additionally garner the coveted Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards Gala.
In addition, the IPA Trophy is awarded at the Best of Show opening event in New York City. The IPA Annual Book of Photography will also include this year’s winners. And the IPA Best of Show Exhibition features all winners. The exhibition opens in New York City and moves on to Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, Budapest, Barcelona, Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, Manila, Bangkok as well as other cities throughout the year. For a complete list of prizes and benefits, click here.
IPA’s international jury of gallerists, photo editors, art collectors, curators, social media influencers and other photography luminaries will evaluate entries based on originality, technical excellence and artistic merit.
International Photography Awards Submission Dates
The early-bird deadline for submissions is March 24, 2019. Moreover, submissions entered by that date will receive a 10% discount on fees. The regular submission deadline is July 14, 2019.
Revenue from submission fees goes to support programs of the Lucie Foundation. The nonprofit organization’s threefold mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging photographic talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The International Photography Awards (IPA) is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation.