IPAA SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & OFFICIAL RULES


By registering and entering the International Photographic Art Awards you hereby accept terms and condition listed below.

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES


FINAL CLOSING DEADLINE ENTRIES

Final Deadline: December 31st 2021 (timezone: Bangkok ICT)

Entry Fees Series (3 to 10 images} $35 for the first category selected, and $25 for each additional category.

Entry Fees Single (1 image) $17 for the first category selected, and $12 for each additional category.

 

EARLYBIRD ENTRIES - NOW CLOSED

Earlybird Deadline: June 30th 2021 (timezone: Bangkok ICT)

Entry Fees Series (3 to 10 images) $25 for the first category selected and $15 for each additional category.

Entry Fees Single (1 image) $12 for the first category selected, and $8 for each additional category.

General


All entries must be submitted via www.interphotoartawards.com website. By creating an account on this website and providing your e-mail address you agree to receive competitions news and notifications. You may unsubscribe at any time by using the opt-out link at the bottom of e-mails.

Entry to the IPAA contest is subject to payment of entry by PayPal or Credit/Debit card through PayPal.

Photographs that have been awarded or that have been submitted to other contests are eligible for IPAA awards.

Post-production and digital manipulation is allowed, the integrity and subject matter must be kept. In the Open Theme category, any type of photo editing, manipulation or creation is acceptable.
No borders, signatures and watermarks.

The entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

Submission Specification


File Format: JPEG-JPG
Resolution: 72 dpi. Keep HIGH quality
Longest Dimension: 1920 pixels, no more than 4 MB
Colour Space: RGB or Grayscale

Winner’s Notification


The decisions of the judges and competition committee are final. The finalists will be contacted via e-mail to send us the original or Raw file of the selected images in order to verify the authenticity of the images and their author. Finalists who do not fulfill these eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified without the right to appeal.

Winners Announcement: January 30th 2022

Eligibility


The competition is open to professional, amateur and student photographers and only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, from anywhere in the world. Employees and judges of IPAA are not eligible to participate in the competition.

All entrants must be the sole copyright owner of all images entered.

By participating, you accept these terms and conditions and you warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. You must be the author of the images submitted to the IPAA awards.

Each participant may submit an unlimited number of series or single images in as many categories as they wish. The images can be in color or black and white, in the series they cannot be mixed, each series must all be in color or black and white. There are no restrictions on the date the images were taken. Only digital images will be accepted.

The same participant who submits different works may be the absolute winner and also of one or more categories at the same time, also without being the absolute winner could win in two or more categories.

IPAA reserves the right to cancel or suspend the competition due to technical issues or any other causes beyond the control of technical team.

All images not awarded will be removed from website after the winners have been announced.

IPAA reserves the right to modify the competition rules at any time, any modifications will be displayed here by date and modification details. To date, there have been no modifications the 2021 competitioin rules.

IPAA reserves the right to remove or refuse any entries from the competition for any reason. Entries will be refused or removed if in the sole judgement of the IPAA they could reasonably be expected to breach into disrepute.

By entering your images to the IPAA awards you are deemed to have accepted the rules. Please do not submit an image to the competition unless you are prepared to agree to these terms.

JudginG Process


All images participating in the competition are evaluated in two rounds:

First round: The IPAA committee selects the best works in each category from the two competing sections: series and single. 

Second round: Our international panel of judges will individually view all the works selected by the IPAA committee and will choose the winners, runners up and honourable mentions.

 

Copyrights & Usage


All entrants retain the copyright of all submitted images.

By entering the IPAA competition you give permission to IPAA and its partners a non-excluive, royalty free licence to use and publish the images for any purposes in relation with the IPAA competition. This includes but not limited to: display on the IPAA website and partner websites in relation to promoting and advertising the competition; social media platforms and its supporters platforms; use in marketing and communications purposes, including but not limited to email marketing, print advertising.

The IPAA will always credit the entrant’s full name in connection with the images on any associated usage with the IPAA competition.

 

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Photography helps people to see.

Berenice Abbott

IPAA – PRIZES

$10,000 cash prize across 20 categories


The call is open to all professional, amateur and student photographers from anywhere in the world. Participate, send us your series or single images and win more than $10,000 in cash, in addition to global online exposure. The names, works and website of the winners and honorable mentions will be permanently displayed in the online gallery of the IPAA

Grand Prizes

Series Winner
$2,500 to the grand series winner

Single Winner
$750 to the grand single image winner

Category Prizes

10 Series Category Winners
$500 to each category series winner

10 Single Image Category Winners
$250 to each single image winner

IPAA Honours

Winner Certificates
All winners and runners up will receive a downloadable IPAA certificate. Honorable mentions and displayed in our winners showcase.

IPAA CATEGORIES


IPAA have selected 10 categories to enter. You can enter a single image or a series of images. You can enter as many categories as you wish, the available categories are:

Ready to submit your entry to the IPAA?