IPC – International Photographic Competition
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2018 International Photographic Competition

Judging Dates: August 5 - 8, 2018
Entries are now closed.

IPC Judging Livestream & IPC Live Broadcast

Tune in to watch the IPC judging livestream and daily IPC Facebook Live broadcasts with Booray Perry, and special guests. Catch all the action at Stream.theIPC.org and Facebook.com/OurPPA.

Judging Livestream
on Stream.theIPC.org

  • August 5: 4pm – 7pm ET
  • August 6: 8:30am - 6pm ET
  • August 7: 8:30am - 6pm ET
  • August 8: 8:30am ET to finish

IPC Facebook Live Broadcast
with Booray Perry, Cr.Photog., CPP
on Facebook.com/OurPPA
August 6-8 at 9am, 11am, 2pm, and 4pm ET daily

What’s IPC?

The International Photographic Competition (IPC) is where photographers from all over the world engage in fierce competition for professional bragging rights. In fact, the IPC is so intense that it actually involves 2 rounds of judging.

Of course, you’ve got what it takes, right? And it's open to the public so anyone can enter! Not only that - anyone can learn from the critiques, anyone can come witness the live judging, in person or via online streaming, and anyone can come to Imaging USA and view the annual exhibit!

A panel of jurors from across the United States selects the top images from thousands of submitted entries each year. Judged against a standard of excellence comprising 12 elements, the highest scoring images are then selected to be part of PPA's General Collection and its esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best.

PPA's Loan Collection images are published each year in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images are published in its sister edition, the "Showcase" book, produced by Marathon Press.

All accepted images will also be on display at the IPC Exhibit at Imaging USA, held each year in January. And the winners at the IPC are then eligible for the Grand Imaging Awards, which are also presented each year at Imaging USA. So what are you waiting for? Enter the IPC and show what you've got!

For more inspiration or to see the work of past participants, check this VIDEO RECAP of a great sample of IPC Loan Collection Images from the 2015 International Photogaphic Competition:
[play VIDEO] loan collection images


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