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Announcing the International Fine Art Photography Awards 2017


The International Fine Art Photography Awards have a new home! Paris College of Art (PCA) is re-launching the IFAP competition in January 2017. In the spirit of prior IFAP competitions, winners will receive cash awards; their work will be accepted into the Bibliothèque nationale de France and exhibited in Paris during the Mois de la Photo in November 2017.

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz will preside over the jury, which also includes Anne Cartier-Bresson and Steve Bisson. Meredith Mullins, Director of the original International Fine Art Photography Awards and Clydette and Charles de Groot of the de Groot Foundation are delighted that the awards will continue and work closely with Paris College of Art (PCA), serving on the competition’s advisory board.

Competition Categories & Awards

Captured Human Experience
Staged Human Experience
Built & Natural Environments
Constructed Reality

Awards per category:
First prize — 1,500 € cash award, and up to 2,000 € in travel expenses to exhibit in Paris
Second prize — 1,000 €
Third prize — 500 €

New This Year: Student Competition

To celebrate PCA’s partnership with IFAP, we are adding two new awards to the competition aimed at photographers who wish to complete their Master’s degree in Paris College of Art’s MA in Fashion Film and Photography or MA/MFA in Photography & Image-making. 

In addition to the exhibition and recognition opportunities all competition finalists receive, one winner in each student category will receive a 7,000 € scholarship towards tuition at Paris College of Art.

Competition Timeline

January 15, 2017 — Submissions open
February 15, 2017 (11:59 pm CET) — Early-bird submission deadline
March 15, 2017 (11:59 pm CET) — Final submission deadline
May 15, 2017 — Category finalists announced
November 2017 — Exhibition & awards ceremony in Paris, winners announced

Learn More

To learn more about the International Fine Art Photography Competition visit internationalfineartphoto.org or contact [email protected]

To learn more about Paris College of Art’s programs and application process visit www.paris.edu or contact [email protected].

images by (clockwise): Richard Ansett, Frank Machalowski, Jody Miller, Maria Garcia