International Photographer of the Year 2017

$4000 in cash prizes


IPOTY creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. We celebrate creativity and ambition, and we support artists to develop and present their work through competition.

Our annual competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. The overall winners, category winners, and those who are commended will have their work showcased to a global audience by our media partners.

Be recognized and rewarded for your photographic accomplishments, submit your best work to the International Photographer of the Year.


Professional Grand Prize:
- International Photographer of the Year title
- 2500 USD Cash Prize

Amateur Grand Prize
- International Discovery of the Year title
- 1500 USD Cash Prize


IPOTY is open to all amateur and professional photographers worldwide. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

Images will be used strictly in connection to the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote International Photographer of the Year.


Aerial Abstract Architecture Black and White Cityscapes Conceptual Culture Documentary Environmental Fashion Fine Art Landscape Macro/Micro Nature Nudes Multi-categories People Panoramic Portrait Photomanipulation Photojournalism Seascapes Sports Self-Portrait Street Travel Urban Wildlife