ANNUAL AWARDS



PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR IN A CATEGORY

To be eligible for the tittle of Photographer of the Year in a Category, there are specific rules for each category. Please take a moment to read the rules carefully. 

COMMERCIAL CATEGORY

To be eligible for International Commercial Photographer of the Year, you must enter in 3 or more classes in Commercial Category. 
DIGITAL ART

To be eligible for International Digital Art Photographer of the Year, you must enter in 2 or more classes in Digital Art Category. 

FINE ART

To be eligible for International Fine Art Photographer of the Year, you must enter in 2 or more classes in Fine Art Category. 

NATURE

To be eligible for International Nature Photographer of the Year, you must enter in 2 or more classes in Nature Category. Images must be more natural. No painterly or textures allowed. No Black and White. Wildlife can be processed to remove branches and other objects that may be distracting. 

PORTRAIT

To be eligible for International Portrait Photographer of the Year, you must enter in 3 or more classes in Portrait Category. 
WEDDING

To be eligible for International Wedding Photographer of the Year, you must enter in 3 or more classes in Wedding Category. 


Image - Myra Baldwin Thiessen / Florida USA
First Place Winner in Portrait Class, P8 - Portrait Story (Non-Child)

 



TOP International 

Photographer of the Year Award


The highest scoring Photographer of the Year in Category winner, earns the tittle of the MPI TOP International Photographer of the Year. 

Past Winners and Winning Counties include


PAST TOP WINNERS AND COUNTRY WINNERS


TOP WINNERS

WINNING COUNTRY

2019 - Peter Lik

United States

2018 - Kristian Bogner

Canada

2017 - Erich Caparas

United States

2016 - Erich Caparas

United States

2015 – William Branson III

United States





Highest scoring image in Show

The highest scoring image in show is the second most difficult awards to obtain in the MPI International Image Challenge and a true honor to the photographer / artist who was successful in obtaining this award. 



2019 IIC Winner for Highest Scoring Image in Show
ERICH CAPARAS MPC
USA/Malasia 



CLASS AWARDS
Highest scoring image in that class

It is exciting when you hear that you have earned a Class Award. Why? This means that your image was the First Place image of that class. Many MPI Members submit in various classes not only to be eligible for the Category POY but also many work towards a number of Photographic Degrees simultaneously. In 2018 The MPI IIC distributed 55 Class Awards  and in 2019 61 Class Awards were distributed internationally.

Eligible images for Top Scoring Image in a Class (Class Award) in a class must score a 82 and higher. 

NEW THIS YEAR - MENTORSHIP AWARD



This year the MPI International Images Challenge has included a new award and trophy  to honor educators in the photographic industry. Read the rules on the Mentorship Award Page. 

Workshop image created by Erich Caparas - United States



MPI PROGRAM POINTS 

95% - 100%

PLATINUM AWARD

EXCEPTIONAL + GRAND MASTER POINTS 


91% - 94.9%

GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENT


85% - 90.9%

SILVER AWARD

ABOVE AVERAGE


79% - 84.9%

BRONZE AWARD

AVERAGE