ABOUT THE LUCIE AWARDS
Our Mission: To salute
the achievements of the world's finest photographers,
to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the
appreciation of photography.
THE LUCIE STATUE
The statue was influenced by two photographers, Frantisek
Drtikol and E. O. Hoppe. "Lucie" is the sculptural
form inspired by the synthesis of two famous photographic
images from the first half of the twentieth century.
Taken from the Latin word, "lux" for "light",
Lucie is a tribute to the influence that light plays
the achievements of the world's finest photographers
Gala Award Celebration
(The Lucie Awards)
The photography community from countries around the
globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography
achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony.
Honors will be given for Lifetime Achievement, distinguishing
some of the world's greatest men and women whose life's
work in fashion, photojournalism, advertising and fine
art merit the highest acclaim by their peers.The Lucie
Awards is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.
Each year, the Advisory
Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety
of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards
ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the
votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is
The following awards
are given during the Lucie Awards:
Lifetime Achievement (an individual who has dedicated his/her entire life
to the photographic craft).
Humanitarian (an individual
whose works in the photographic field has advanced the
well being of humanity, and/or provided substantial
awareness and assistance to causes and communities).
Visionary (an individual
who has made a unique contribution to photography and
the preservation of the art form either through education
or the creation of a viable photography-related platform
Spotlight ( an individual, organization or corporation whose endeavors have significantly changed the landscape of photography).
are given to individuals who have made a significant
contribution in the following areas:
Advertising | Documentary
| Fashion | Fine Art | Photojournalism | Portraiture
The work of these masters will be presented at the gala ceremony.
new and emerging talent
of the Year Competition
IPA invites passionate
photographers, professionals and amateurs alike, to
be recognized as International Photographer of the Year
by a board of esteemed photo editors, curators, gallery
owners, art directors and other luminaries from the
international photography community. The award includes
a $10,000 grand prize provided by atEDGE. In an effort
to cultivate and showcase emerging talent, all non-professional
entries are eligible for the the Discovery of the Year
Award, lauding best up-and-coming artist with a $5000
cash prize provided by Pilsner Urquell.
The winners of IPA
Photographer of the Year competition and the Discovery
of the Year are announced at the Lucies and are awarded
cash prizes and the Lucie Statue.
the appreciation of photography
IPA Annual Book Publication
& Gallery Exhibits
will be published in the IPA Annual Book, distributed
throughout the international professional community
and exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries
and bookstores. The annual IPA Best of Show is curated by an estemmed authority in the photography community and exhibited
worldwide, starting at the Farmani Gallery of Contemporary
Photography in Los Angeles. The Best of Show travels to different countries annually.