2019 International Photographic Competition (IPC)

2019 Judging Dates: August 18 - 23, 2019

2019 IPC Results

Congratulations to all who entered! We are expecting the judging to wrap sometime around 6pm ET. Your results will be available on your My-ppa profile shortly thereafter. (8/23/2019) 

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IPC Live Judging

Beginning August 18, you'll be able to watch the IPC judging LIVE.  Catch the livestream at Stream.theIPC.org on the following dates and times.

  • August 18        2pm-9pm
  • August 19        9am-6pm
  • August 20        9am-6pm
  • August 21        2pm-9pm
  • August 22        9am-6pm
  • August 23        9am-finish

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2018 IPC InfographicWhat’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 2019 International Photogaphic Competition:
[play VIDEO] loan collection images


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