FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why can I not enter more then 4 images in a category?

The TOP Winners are selected on their total score of the 4 images entered in that category. The score of the total of 4 is why we only allow 4 images in a Category

Can I use the same person more then once?

No, you can only use the same person or model once in a Category. 

Can I leave my branding on my images?

Branding is not allowed on images, albums or books. It is not fair to the judges to judge images were they know the maker. 

Can I enter a Black and White Image in Nature Category?

Black and white images of landscapes, seascapes and wildlife can be entered into the the Fine Art Category in a number of classes  along with being entered into Digital Art Category in D2 Fine Art 

Entering a black and white image into Nature Category will disqualify the image.  Image can be entered the following year again in appropriate category and class.

What should I know about using a canvas?

If you are using a canvas, canvas must still be 3000 pixels on the longest side. 


If you using a canvas - please also include a copy of that image without a canvas at the 3000 pixels on the longest side. 

If you are entering 4 images on a canvas, then you should be entering 4 images with the canvas and 4 of the SAME images without the canvas. Images not on canvas MUST still be 3000 pixels on the longest side. 

Images on Canvas will only be used during judging and some may be used in the winners circle video depending in the canvas. 

Images without the canvas will be used for the Winners Circle Video and for your winning certificates. 





What is allowed when editing Nature Category images?

You are able to to use the following adjustments;

  • Contrast 
  • Exposure and brightness
  • Saturation
  • Clarity and sharpness remove obstruction and branches to make a more appealing image. 
  • You CANNOT ADD more wildlife to your image but are able to remove wildlife. For adding wildlife to a scene, please use Digital Art or Fine Art Categories. 
  • Using textures like grunge or overlays or png's of butterflies or birds, will disqualify image. 


What do the initials by photographers name stand for?

The following are the degree initials that you see

CP- Craftsman Photographer
MPC - Master in Commercial Photography 
MPD - Master in Digital Art
MPF - Master in Fine Art Photography 
MPN - Master in Nature Photography
MPP - Master in Portrait Photography
MPW - Master in Wedding Photography 

Can I enter the same image in two Categories or Classes?

Images are only allowed to be entered once in any of the 6 Categories and it's classes. Once you entered an image into the competition once, you are NOT able to re-enter it again in any of the IIC Annual Competitions unless the image was disqualified for some reason and the error has been corrected. 

How many judges, judge each image?

With the Annual MPI International Image Challenge - 5 judges are chosen to judge each image and the average of final judging us used for each image.  

What size and color profile does my image have to be?

Images have to be 3000 pixels on the longest side. This includes the canvas if you are using a canvas. 


Color Profile has to be RGB. 

Does Nature, wildlife have to be captured in the wild?

Wildlife can be captured in the wild or in a wildlife farm. 

Can I submit my image on a digital canvas?

Yes, you can add your image to a canvas. Here is what you need to know if you do. 

  1. Canvas needs to be 3000 pixels on the longest side. 
  2. White is preferred canvas, but color is allowed.
  3. If you are adding your image to a canvas, you will need to include the image again without the canvas at 3000 pixels on the longest side. 
  4. Images which you submit that are added on canvas, will be judged with the canvas, and images without the canvas, will be used for the Winners Circle Video (Awards Video) and for the certificates.  

Can I submit a painted image I painted if the image is not mine?

Absolutely not! 

The subject of the painted image MUST be your creation. 


Why did I not receive POY-I won more class awards

This can easily happen for a the following reason

The Winner may have entered in different classes then you and not earned a class award as another entrant received the class award - however their overall score on the 4 images entered was higher. 

The class awards (First Place) go to the highest scoring image in that class. The POY is chosen from the highest score of the combined 4 images.