NTU International Photography Awards 2017

NTU IPA 2017 is open for free submission worldwide!


The NTU International Photography Awards (NTU IPA) 2017 is jointly organised by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National Geographic Live Singapore (NatGeo Live). Taking the form of a biennial competition, it reaches out to imagemakers around the world and encourages amateur and professional photographers to contribute creative works in the forms of photography and moving images surrounding a central theme - Art, Science and the Image.

The competition is free to enter and open to all photographers. We welcome international submissions to three categories: Single Image, Series and Moving Image, under the Open and Student divisions.


The prestigious award comprises a total of SGD$46,500 (USD 30,000) in prize money. The best submissions, selected by our panel of esteemed judges, will also be showcased in an exhibition held over December 2017 and January 2018, at the prime venue of School of the Arts (SOTA).


The NTU IPA competition is open to any living photographer, 18 years of age or older, from any country.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Entrants warrant to the organisers that they own the work submitted, that the whole copyright in the work is vested in the Photographer or, if the copyright belongs to a third party such as an agency, that the Photographer has the right to submit the work free from encumbrances or restrictions and that if the work was commissioned for private and domestic purposes, it is submitted with the permission of the person who commissioned it.

Entrants warrant that, if their work is selected for exhibition, they have obtained the appropriate model releases from persons featured in their submitted photographs for all sales, marketing, educational and publicity uses and that no additional releases are required in respect of names, trademarks, designs or works of art depicted in the work.

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by NTU IPA shall carry the photographer’s credit line. Use may include publication in any NTU IPA media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by NTU IPA for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the NTU IPA competition, without further monetary compensation. Such free use shall only be in connection with the NTU IPA and its promotion. By winning or placing in the competition you are agreeing to be included in the winners’ exhibition and catalogue.

Entries may be disqualified if any of the above criteria are not adhered to. The judges’ decision is final.