What you should know about the MPI IIC Annual Awards Judging Panel.

The MPI IIC Annual Awards takes judging very seriously. For this reason, we do not change judges often.  We do however look at adding more judges with the growing success of the MPI International Image Challenge. 

To be eligible in becoming a part of the TOP team of judges that the MPI IIC is honored to have, we look for the following criteria. If you would like to become a part of the MPI IIC Judging Team and fall within our judging criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your interest in becoming one of our MPI IIC judges and mentors to contact(@) Please include if you meet any of our criteria below when submitting your interest.  




You have presented workshops at a conference for a professional organization/association for 3 or more years. Or

You have presented nature/landscape workshops in the field for more then 7 years.

(Bonus) if you have taken a professional judging workshop at one of the following associations.  PPA, AIPP, MPA, BIPP, RPS.

You have been in the industry as a professional photographer for 10 or more years.


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What is the Mentorship Award?

The Mentorship Award is a special award created for mentors and educators of our industry. This year we opened this award up to be more than form images created at workshop. If you are an educator or have mentored for more than 8 years, you are eligible to enter for this awards. 

Please take some time to read the rules and details of this entry. Our mentorships judges are not from our regular panel allowing furthermore the MPI IIC judges to enter. 

Mentorship Award Recipients  
2020 - Kelly Schneider – USA

Rules for the MPI IIC Mentorship Award 

Tony Corbell - United States

Tony Corbell - United States

Tony's Website

To say that Tony Corbell has had an interesting career would an understatement. In his more the 40 years in photography, he has photographed some of the world's most recognized faces including three US presidents, 185 world leaders at the United Nations, fashion models, celebrities, NASA astronauts and more.  Coming from his beginnings in a small west Texas town, he has photographed and taught photographic skills/workshops in more than 20 countries as well as in all fifty US states. Tony was recently named the Oklahoma Photographer of the Year for 2020 for his creative commercial work.

Tony is as known for his educational efforts as his published photographic works. He has conducted more than 700 workshops and seminars to sold out audiences for more than twenty-five years in London, Scotland, Ireland, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Dubai, Trinidad/Tobago, Germany, Sweden, and Nova Scotia on the technical aspects of lighting and lighting control. His books on the topics of light have sold internationally since 2000 and his video tutorials have managed to surpass more than three million views. He is currently featured on as well as and his classes are very popular on alongside the world’s leading photographers, instructors, and authors. He is also a featured artist at in a segment called In Celebration of the Black and White Print. Tony has published 4 books with three more in the works and has written articles in literally every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, U.K., and China.

 Today Tony lives and works in Muskogee, Oklahoma alongside his wife and Master Photographer Mandy Lynn. When asked what he is most known for, he usually says “being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world.” 

Kevin Wilson - United Kingdom

Kevin's Website

Kevin Wilson is a seasoned wedding and portrait photographer living in west Dorset, England.  

Kevin has the rare distinction of holding 7 fellowships, this is an achievement unprecedented with the British Institute of Photography, including an honorary.  

Kevin also has 2 fellowships with the Royal Photographic Society, currently he is deputy chairman of the applied panel of distinctions.  Additionally, Kevin holds his Masters in PPOA. 

He also has been awarded the Fox Talbot award for outstanding contribution to photography.

Kevin has been extremely successful in identifying and mentoring photographers and guiding them to fellowship with different associations. 

Kevin is passionate about photography and takes immense pleasure in seeing others succeed.