16th IPA Photography Awards Competition Launches

16th IPA Photography Awards Competition Launches

© Alex Telfter, Lurpak, 2017 IPA Photographer of the Year

New York, NY—The International Photography Awards (IPA) opened its 16th IPA photography competition for entries. It is calling both professional and amateur, as well as student photographers, to submit their most provocative and visually captivating photographs for award consideration.

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, nonprofessional and student photographers on a global level. In addition, the IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.  IPA-2018-LogoIPA’s international jury will evaluate entries competing for this year’s awards. It is comprised of gallerists, photo editors, art collectors and other photography luminaries. The jury members will judge the images based on originality, technical excellence and artistic merit.

The early-bird deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018. Submissions entered by this date will receive a 10% discount on fees. The regular submission deadline is July 31, 2018.

16th IPA Prizes

This year, prizes for the IPA will include more than $22,000 in cash. Moreover, winners will be published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography. Furthermore, the winners of the main categories in both professional and amateur levels will compete for IPA’s top four awards, cash prizes and the Lucie trophy, which will be awarded at the Annual Lucie Awards Gala event in New York.

Winning photographers will also be featured in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition. The exhibit will go on tour in New York City, Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, Budapest, Barcelona, Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, Manila and Bangkok.

Competition details can be found at https://www.photoawards.com/how-to-enter/.


The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation. This 501(c) 3 nonprofit, charitable foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers as well as discover and cultivate emerging talent. It also seeks to promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

The Lucie Foundation presents a variety of programs throughout the year, including its signature program, the Lucie Awards. In addition, it hosts the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA), Snapshop, Freshlook and Lucie Talks.