As a registered entrant with the IIC, you are eligible for all the benefits of the MPI Master's Degree Program. 

Benefits include; points towards the MPI Degree Program, the prestigious MPI Degree, the MPI IIC Winners Certificates and the MPI IIC Crystal Trophies.  

Image by - Michael Andrejkow
Image Name - Time, Silver Award
N5 - Natural Landscapes



The MPI International Image Challenge is an educational and inspirational competition and is open to all professional, novice and hobbyists. MPI believes that pushing yourself through competition helps us excel in the art of photography along with staying inspired.


All entrants automatically become members of the Master Photographers International Organization. There is no fee for membership to the MPI Organization.


1.    Entrants must be in good standing within the organization,


2.    All original images must be captured and exposed by the entrant,


3.    Entries will NOT be eligible if they have been produced under the supervision of an instructor or class assignment,


4.    No two entries of the same images are to be entered in the same or different class,


5.    No images of the same setting or person are to be entered in the same year.

6.    Image entered previously in the IIC, CANNOT be re-entered. 


7.    The entrant’s name must not be visible anywhere on the image If name or the photographers branding is included anywhere on the image, image will unfortunately be disqualified.


8.    No more than 4 entries per category may be submitted and one album annually. 


More then 4 or less then 4 disqualifies you from POY tittle possibility - however allows you more opportunity for TOP Class Awards. 

(4) In Commercial Category
(4) In Digital Art Category
(4) In Fine Art Category
(4) In Nature Category
(4) In Portrait Category
(4) In Wedding Category
(4) In the Mentorship Awards in any Category
(1) Album
(1) Blooper (FREE) Must have entered 4 images to be eligible. 


COMMERCIAL CATEGORY - 3 or more classes
DIGITAL ART - 2 or more classes
FINE ART - 2 or more classes
NATURE - 2 or more classes
PORTRAIT - 3 or more classes
WEDDING - 3 or more classes

Please also refer to the judging criteria page 

if you are not working towards the title of for POY-Photographer of the Year, you may enter an unlimited number of images into a Category. 

9.    To be eligible for POY, please ensure you follow the rules for each specific Category. 

10.    Entries are to be in digital jpeg format, RGB color space.

11.  Entries placing Bronze (previously a Prestige Award) or higher in any previous MPI Competitions are not allowed to be resubmitted.


12.  Images that are captured and produced from an existing photograph, movie banner, video banner cover or art-work of another photographer or artist and created to look as the existing photograph or art work; will be disqualified from the competition. This will constitute plagiarism.


13.  Entries that may violate copyright, trademark laws, will be disqualified. If you are entering a photo of a person, please ensure you have a model release as images WILL be in the public eye and on social media.


14.  Images created by another photographer and used as your own will not only disqualify the member from the competition but there will be consequences on membership.


15.  Winners of more than (1) Photographer of the Year in Category, will be eligible to a maximum of 2 Photographer of the Year in Category in the current year entering. Highest Scoring Categories will be selected.


16.  You agree and understand that all entries into any MPI IIC, may be used for promoting the winners, for promoting the MPI IIC, for Video announcement and for web display.


17.  To earn a Class Award, image must achieve an 82.5% or higher.

18.  It is the entrants responsibility to have the correct information for their shipping address. If address is incorrect, cost incurred will be the  responsibility of the entrants.  

19.  You understand that the MPI International Image Challenge is not responsible for duties in the entrants country. It is the entrants responsibility for any fees charged by your country. 

20. You understand that Canvas may be removed from image when creating the Winners Circle Video and the winners certificates.