Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Photos should not be published previously anywhere. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop. It is OK to use any IOS apps.
The use of any iPhone is permissible. iPhone add-on lenses can be used. In some cases we may ask the original image to verify that it’s taken with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The photos that can not be verified are disqualified.
The submissions must be in the original size or not smaller than 1000 pixels in either height or width.
The America I Know*, Abstract, Animals, Architecture, Children, Floral, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News and Events, Panorama, People, Portrait, Series (3 images), Still Life, Sunset, Travel, Trees, Other.
In collaboration with The Aspen Institute, we’ve added a new category: The America I Know.
Open to participants worldwide. As America grapples with its self-identity, we want to see your understanding of this vast and varied land. Whether you’ve lived in America your whole life or you’ve only seen it in the movies, your unique perspective is requested. Are we healing or hurting, rising or falling, together or divided? What is the America you know, right now?
Two selected winners will receive a trip to the thirteenth annual Aspen Ideas Festival at the Aspen Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado for 3 days from June 22-July 1, 2017.
*Winning trips include: Round trip economy airfare from Major Airport (including international) to Aspen, CO. 3-nights lodging in Aspen, CO. Pick up from Aspen airport and transfer to Aspen hotel. Complimentary shuttles to and from festival and hotels provided. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided at the festival each day.
Not included: Transportation to/from home airport. Additional meals beyond what is provided with festival pass. Any fees or coordination of travel visas. Any other travel expenses not listed above.
All photographers compete for the 4 IPPAWARDS Photographers of the Year. Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Top Prizes :: All entries compete for the prestigious IPPA Photographer of the Year Award title, and the top 3 winners will receive a prize to be announced later.
18 Gold Bars :: The 1st place winner of the 18 categories will win a Gold Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
18 Palladium Bars :: The 2nd and 3rd place winners of the 18 categories will win a Palladium Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
The work of the top winner and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners on each category will be publicized on IPPAWARDS online gallery and any published IPPAWARDS materials.
Certificates in all Categories :: All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each categories will receive a IPPAWARDS certificate.
Honorable Mentions :: IPPAWARDS judges will award several Honorable Mention to entries to acknowledge talent as they deem fit.
Judging Criteria :: Members of the Jury will review all entries and judge images on the basis of artistic merit, originality, subject, and style and ultimately decide the winners.
1 image:$3.50, 3 images:$7.50, 5 images:$15.50, 10 images:$27.50, 15 images:$35.50, 20 images:$50.00, 25 images:$57.50. There are no limits in the number of entries however we recommend that you only submit your best ones.