HIPA 2017-2018 International Photography Award

The Grand Prize (USD $120,000)


As HIPA’s Seventh Season of competition dawns on photographers from all around the world, various surprises await them in the conquest for photographic success.

After six seasons of competition, and over a quarter of a million visual photographic masterpieces, HIPA has once again set out to inspire photographers from all walks of life to attain greatness through forward thinking and creativity. We request that photographers, for a short while, forget the past and ignore the future to be fully immersed in ‘The Moment’. Photographers must delve deep into the madness and spontaneity of the present when capturing their photographs for HIPA’s Seventh Season main category.

The biggest surprise of this season is the launch of video submissions for the Seventh Season of competition. The new ‘Time-lapse’ category, introduces an exciting phase in the competition which targets a new segment of the creative community.

For a second season in succession, the ‘Portfolio’ category returns, having attracted a total of 33,950 photographs in its inaugural edition. Likewise, the ‘General’ category will once again delve into the creative minds of photographers, affording them a full remit to express themselves through black and white or coloured submissions.

‘The Moment’ will be the main theme of the Seventh Season of competition.

You may submit up to one (1) photo in each category of the competition including the sub categories under the General category. Except the Portfolio category where you can submit between 5 – 10 photographs, and the ‘Time-lapse: Video category where you are allowed to enter one video submission in the category. You must provide a title and description for each photograph submitted including ones in the Portfolio category.


The Grand Prize (USD $120,000) will be chosen from any category available this season, and not only from the main theme.

There are now THREE Special Awards for the Seventh Season and they are; ‘The Photography Appreciation Award’, ‘The Photography Content Creator Award’ and the ‘Emerging Person/Organisation in Photography Award’.


Participants must be individuals aged eighteen (18) years and over at the time of their submission(s).

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Upon making Your Submission, You grant HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, promote Your submitted Photo(s)/ Video(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world for any purpose, related to the Competition, the publication in HIPA promotional digital and/or printed materials and formats broadcast such as on HIPA magazines, printed leaflet and brochures, HIPA website and/or through other public online feeds, promoting subsequent competitions and/or the work of HIPA generally.


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