International Photographic Competition Winners Named by Professional Photographers of America

International Photographic Competition Winners Named by Professional Photographers of America


Atlanta, GA—Professional Photographers of America (PPA) announced the results from its International Photographic Competition (IPC). A panel of 45 jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total entries from August 4–7, 2014 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

More than 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18%) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will be published in the Loan Collection book, and more than 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the Showcase book by Marathon Press.

Images accepted into the General and Loan collections will also be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, February 1–3, 2015 during Imaging USA, the annual convention and expo for professional photographers. These images constitute one of the largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.

Critiques from the IPC judges for all entries were available upon request, and the judges completed roughly 1,800 during the competition. The critiques are offered as a way to help participants find areas of improvement and prepare for future photo competitions.

And for the first time, this year’s IPC was streamed live online, and 1,570 unique visitors from 13 countries tuned in over the four days.

“This was truly the best IPC yet, because for the first time ever, people who normally don’t have access to the IPC were able to see the judging in action,” said Rich Newell, M.Photog.Cr, IPC manager. “Those critiques must be working; we had about 250 more images go Loan this year. And we’re thrilled with how many people viewed the live stream. We hope it showed all the nonparticipants who watched what truly goes on at competition. Hopefully they won’t hesitate to enter next year!”

The IPC challenges photographers to grow their artistic and technical photography skills by creatively capturing and presenting their best images, and by doing so, improving their businesses. To view full results of the International Photographic Competition, visit