Photography Contest

IPA Photography Competition 2024

IPA Photography Competition 2024

Deadline |

05/31/24

Theme |

Several categories

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

Between $20 and $65

Prizes |

Cash Prize
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
- 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!

International Photographer of the Year Award
The top award in the Professional Categories includes The Lucie Trophy and a $12,000 cash prize

Discovery of the Year Award:
The top award in the Non-Professional Categories includes The Lucie Trophy and $6,000 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 $1,200 cash prize, and the 13 Category winners in the Non-Professional Categories will each receive a $500 prize. Each of the above winners will also receive two tickets to attend the Lucie Awards Gala in New York city,

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.

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.

* 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.

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AAP Magazine #38/Women

$1,000 cash prizes | Winning image(s) published in AAP Magazine #38 | Extensive press coverage and global recognition

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