MPI International Imaging Competition is a photographic competition which goes
hand in hand with the MPI International Photographic Degree Program (IPDP)
hope you agree and understand, awarding degrees for non photographic images goes
against our goals and mission. For this reason, Artificial Intelligence
(AI Text to Image) Images, generative fill, and Computer-Generated Images (CGI)
Images are strictly prohibited in this competition other then in D8 Class, per
this class rules.
We reserve the right to request the raw file for images entered, if we
feel rules were not followed. Jpegs, tiffs, png., files will not be accepted as
To enter AI Art or CGI Art, please visit the New IV AWARDS.
ALL IMAGES EARNING A TOP TITLE MUST PROVIDE A RAW FILE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED
TIME ANNOUNCED AFTER THE AWARDS HAVE BEEN JUDGED.
TOP TITLES INCLUDE:
Category POY Awards
International Photographer of the Year
IIC Cup TOP Winners.
Please read the category rules and the class descriptions as you prepare your
Some classes allow composites, textures, painterly effects, and stock images.
Stock images may consist of anything photographic. Textures are allowed.
Entrants must be in good standing within the MPI Organization.
All original images must be captured and exposed by the entrant. For
composites, when using stock photos, the main subject must be captured
by the entrant and a larger portion of the entry, if extra images from a
stock agency are being used, proper licenses must be obtained.
AI regenerative fill and text to image is not allowed in this competition.
AI Software for basic adjustments is allowed. Basic adjustment
includes, sharpening, softening, color adjustment and so on...
Entering or using work from another photographer or artist is strictly
prohibited. If this is brought to the attention of the competition team, not
only will the image be disqualified, but the member will also be terminated
from the organization.
Images that are captured and produced from reproducing an existing photograph,
movie banner, video banner cover or artwork of another photographer or artist
and created to look like the original photograph or artwork; will be
disqualified from the competition. This will constitute plagiarism.
Entries produced during a workshop or under the supervision of an instructor are
NOT allowed. If we notice your subject and is entered by another entrant,
you will immediately be contacted.
Images entered previously in the IIC, cannot be re-entered unless the image has
changed from its originally state creating a different overview of that
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (POY) AWARDS IN ANY OF THE 6
CATEGORIES: You must enter 4 or more images into that
category. We advise to enter into more than one class in that
category to be eligible for more Class Awards. Images must
follow category and class rules.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CLASS AWARDS (FIRST PLACE), You must enter 4 or
more images into the annual competition. Only images scoring a silver
of higher are eligible for a Class Award title.
All entries are to be in digital jpeg format, RGB or sRGB color space. Image
size 3000 pixels on the longest side, saved at no larger the 4MB. Albums
and books 4000 pixels on the longest side, saved no larger then 4MB.
All work entered must have been captured and processed by the entrant, unless
using stock images. Stock images must not include AI and only should be a
very small part of the image. Work processed by a third-party editor
will be disqualified and winnings rescinded if this is brought to our
attention. This is a teaching competition; we hope you understand.
The entrant’s name must not be visible anywhere on the image or on
the file name. If the photographers name or the photographers branding is
included anywhere on the image, image will unfortunately be disqualified.
Entries that may violate copyright or trademark laws, will be disqualified, and
award rescinded. It is the photographer’s responsibility to ensure proper
approval from subjects prior to entering.
You understand that if we see an image is entered into the wrong class, images
will be moved to the best class we feel the image will fair the best. With so
many images entered, we do not have time to contact the entrant. Please
ensure your entry comments include information. Support is available on
our FB Official Help
Group or by contacting the office.
By entering, you agree and understand that all entries into any MPI IIC, may be
used for promoting the winners, the MPI, the MPI IIC, and the MPI IIC announcements. Copyright always remains with the photographer. You also
agree and understand that IIC presentations may include your profile image or a
social media profile image to represent you.
Winners will only be eligible to a maximum of (1) Photographer of the Year in
Category titles in the current year entering. Entrants highest scoring
categories will be selected.
18. SHIPPING -
It is the entrant’s responsibility to have the correct and all information for
their shipping address in their account. We will be sending an email once the
awards are ready to ship. YOU UNDERSTAND ADDRESS CONFIRMATION IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO AWARDS BEING
SHIPPED. IF AWARDS ARE RETURNED, IT IS THE RESPONSIBITY OF THE ENTRANT FOR ALL
EXTRA COSTS INCURED. Please keep your shipping address current on your account to speed up the shipping process. You understand and agree that the MPI
International Imaging Competition is not responsible for duties in the
entrant’s country. It is the entrant’s responsibility for any fees charged by
You understand that any image canvas may be removed from an entry when creating
the Winners Circle Video, the winner’s sealed certificates, or when used for
You understand and agree that if you are one of the TOP Winner, you will supply
the MPI Organization a professional winners’ photos with your awards to be
displayed for the year.
MPI IIC Judges are not eligible for the CC Award tittles. Judges are
eligible for all other benefits including the Mentorship Award, Judges Choice
Awards, and the Top 100.
You must be 18 years or older to enter the IIC or legal guardian must contact