FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is IPPS Awards?
IPPS AWARDS is one of the largest award giving bodies for a community of artists ushering an era of new trends in the world of maternity, newborn, and kids photography. This competition is a melting pot for people where passion, interest, sense of beauty and openness to diversity in photography collide in intergalactic proportions. At IPPS AWARDS, we seek to find artists and unique souls who breathe and live for creativity—where we provide a platform of promotion and support in their pursuit of self-realization and development.
How does it work and when can I enter?
A drawing will take place every month, and the top 3 photographs will be given gold, silver, and bronze awards accordingly.
How many images can I submit for entry?
You can submit as many images as you will like.
What is the entrance fee?
Where can I submit my photos?
To submit photos for entry you can proceed to the "submit photo" page on our website and choose the number of images you wish to submit. You will be ascked to fill out your information, upload the resized images, and then you will proceed to payment. After you pay, you will receive a confirmation e-mail letting you know that your submission was successful.
Can I submit my photos via e-mail, as prints, or on CD's?
No, all submissions must be made through our website.
Do I need to resize my photos for submission?
Yes, all submission must be resized and with no logos. Your digital images must have 2048 pixels on the longest side. Your images must be saved with 150 dpi to ensure a fast upload exprerience. Images can be colored in RGB, Adobe 1998 or B/W. We have created a Photoshop Action for you to download for free and use it to resize your image to submit to IPPSA 2020.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We currently accept payments through paypal only.
Will I receive a confirmation email after submiting my images for entry?
Yes, after you upload images and pay the entrance fee you will automatically receive a confirmation email. If payment method does not go through you will be redirected and will NOT receive a confirmation email.
Can I use digital backdrops?
IPPS Awards prefers a more simple and traditional use of techniques such as contrast, curves, color balance, dodging and burning. It is allowed to crop, use lenscorrection, and other frequently used corrections. Photographs may be black & white or color. You can also choose to perform functions like compositions. HOWEVER, no purchased digital backdrops are allowed.
How are the images judged?
The submitted entries will be judged by the jury panel who will take into considerations the following guidelines:
Will I receive feedback on my work?
Participants will not receive feedback on their entries. Please do not email us requesting feedback from judges because it is against our policies.
Can I make changes to my entry after I payed?
No, after payment has been made, entries cannot be edited.
Can I enter images that won other awards/competitions?
Yes, you are welcome to enter with any photograph you have full ownership/copyright of.
Do I need to add descriptions to all the images I submit?
Yes, there is a field under each image submission for description. It can be anywhere from one word to a paragraph as long as it represents the photograph. We will use descriptions when sharing the images on our social media.
Can I get a refund?
No. Entry-fees are non-refundable.
What if I'am having technical problems uploading/submitting images?
Please contact us here: https://www.ippsawards.com/contactus
When and how are the results announced?
The results are announced on the 15th of the month for last month's submissions. We will send out an email and post on all our social media platforms. Awarded entries will be displayed on the wall of fame for the specific month.
In what categories can I submit images?
Our focus is the following 6 categories:
Who can I contact with further questions?
You can contact us here: https://www.ippsawards.com/contactus
Who can enter?
All proffesional photographers around the world can enter.
Do I need to add all my social media accounts when submitting images?
Yes, when sharing your images on our social media we will tag you in all posts, so you can share to your personal and bussiness accounts, to show the world and your clients you are a global award winning photographer.
Do I need to rename my photos for submission?
Yes, before submitting images to IPPS contest, you should rename all files by photographer's first and last name or studio name (which participates in the contest), all in one word followed by a number sequence. For example: studiophoto01, studiophoto02, studiophoto03, studiophoto04, etc. If you will upload more than 10 images, please continuu adding with number 11 following images. Make sure file name sequence numbers do not match even in separate categories