It is quite interesting to be able to win something. From sport, over art all the way to science, there are awards honouring the best of the best in each field. Everyone knows about the Olympics and the Nobel Prize for science and literature, but have you ever heard of any famous photography awards? We have, and here we will talk a little about them here.
IPA is one of the well-known photography awards. IPA stands for International Photography Award. It is an annual competition for non-professional, professional and student photographers from all over the world. They have four categories: International photographer of the year award, Deeper perspective of the year award, Discovery of the year award and Moving image of the year award. Winner in each category gets a chance to compete for the coveted Lucie statuette. They also win a cash prize. The international photographer of the year gets $10.000, other ones get $5.000 except the moving image of the year award, that is a $2.500 cash prize. Every winner gets also two tickets to the Lucie Awards Gala in New York City.
Sony is not only making a change in the technology world with their mobile phones or cameras, but also has a photography organization. It is called the Sony World Photography Organisation and each year they host an award show called the Sony World Photography Awards. They give a chance to the small photographers to make it big and become world class. I personally love to visit their website and see what they have to say about today's photography and photographers. The winners get a cash prize and the latest Sony digital imaging equipment, which can cost more that the prize. Doesn't everyone love when a company like Sony does something amazing like this?
If you want to become a part of the worlds photography scene and get a chance to win one of these awards, then the only thing you should do is to take your camera and go out. Document the life around you!