Malta International Photo Award 2019

€9,000 Cash Prizes for Each Category

  • Deadline: 9 June 2019
  • Entry fee: An Entry fee of €15 is required for each photograph submitted in the categories of Sports, Technology and Wildlife.
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The Malta International Photo Award (MIPA) is a photography award that aims at providing aspiring photographers from all around the globe with the chance to share their passion and world. We strive to connect the world through photography, and showcase the nature and cultures of different regions of the world to a global audience.

MIPA wants to provide international photographers with a deep insight into different approaches towards photography, and we hope to encourage people to push their personal and professional boundaries.

The ‘Malta’ element is an essential part of the conception of this international photo award. The country’s national language, Maltese, is rooted in Arabic but heavily influenced by Romance tongues. The modern people of Malta are descendent from countries in the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Northern European. The islands’ history dates as far back as 3500 BC, bestowing them with an enormous breadth of cultural and artistic heritage. The country is an emerging cosmopolitan home to an ever growing population of expats that have travelled from all over the world to live and work there.

As such, the Malta International Photo Award wants to adopt the Maltese outlook on life - we look outside of the confines of a small island to the rest of the world, and we welcome everyone to join in.


The Cash Prize will be awarded for the top 3 photos from each of the three categories

First Prize will go to the winning picture: €5,000

Second Prize will go to the runner-up: €3,000

Third Prize will go to the third placed picture: €1,000

Exhibition Prize

The Exhibition Prize will be awarded to the top 5 photos from each category.

The selected pictures and collections will be exhibited at a prestigious location in Valletta, Malta, during a public exhibition which will be held in February/March 2020.

Publication Prize

The publication prize will be awarded to the top 10 photos from each category.

The selected pictures will be featured in 'MIPA Edition 2', an original high quality publication by the Malta International Photo Award that will be launched in Spring 2020.


To qualify to enter the MIPA competition, you must be over 18 years of age or older, professional and amateur photographers alike.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

MIPA will NEVER assume ownership of your work, and the artist's copyright settings, as selected by the artist, will remain associated with each published project. Work submitted to MIPA remains owned by the artist, under the artist's selected copyright settings, and artists decide whether or not to sell their work to third parties. MIPA does NOT act as an intermediary in selling creative work. You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of your Content. You acknowledge and agree that the display or inclusion of your Content shall be in the sole discretion of MIPA and your Content may or may not be included on the MIPA website for any reason or no reason at all.


Sports Wildlife