Los Angeles, CA—The International Photography Awards (IPA) conducts an annual competition for professional, nonprofessional and also student photographers on a global scale. It is billed as one of the “most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.” The early bird deadline to submit photos for a chance to win a Lucie statue, worldwide exposure and $22,500 in cash prizes ends April 30, 2017.
The main categories of the IPA awards are: Advertising, Architecture, Book, Deeper Perspective, Editorial, Event, Fine Art, Moving Images, Nature, People, Special Category and Sports.
The winners of the main categories will compete for IPA’s top award—International Photographer of the Year. Those finalists will be invited to attend the Lucie Awards, where one photographer will be announced as the grand winner. That photographer will garner a Lucie statue and a cash prize of $10,000 provided by AtEdge.
In addition, the nominees in the nonprofessional and student categories will be invited to the Lucie Awards. They compete for the title of Discovery of the Year, a Lucie statue and a $5,000 cash prize.
Furthermore, 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. The stories behind the images are dually judged. Those nominees will compete for a Lucie statue as well as a cash prize of $5,000.
In addition, six Moving Images finalists will be named, and one will receive a Lucie statue and $2,500.
Winners will be published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography. They will also participate in the IPA Best of Show exhibition in New York City. The 15th Annual Lucie Awards will take place in New York City on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
IPA is a sister effort of the Lucie Foundation. The 501(c) 3 nonprofit, charitable foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of the Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards. This includes its signature event, the Lucie Awards. photoawards.com