Call for entries – IWPA Award 2017

Deadline: 31 January 2017

Call for entries – IWPA Award 2017

IWPA, the International Women Photographers Association, promotes women photographers by highlighting and exposing their practices and talents to an international audience.

The IWPA Award and the promotion of exhibitions are the main ways to achieve it.

The Association serves an important mission: To encourage and support women photographers on the path of reaffirming their personal voice and practice.

The objectives are to :

  • Promote the diversity of women photographers coming from different traditions, cultures and religions.
  • Reveal to the public a new selection of photographic expression.
  • Expose the various testimonies of a global society.

The Association promotes these objectives by organizing the IWPA award that, with the help of a jury, selects amongst all participants ten finalists of whom one laureate.

The Award creates a unique opportunity to increase women photographers’ visibility as they are still highly under represented in this field. With IWPA award, the Association aims to raise awareness amongst the art professionals and help women in the photography world, achieve their aspirations and promote their careers.

The Award exhibition starts in a selected country and travels worldwide for a year, offering the Laureate and the 9 Finalists copious international exposure.

Participation in the IWPA Award is free and open to women photographers, minimum age of 18 years, regardless of nationality.

The participant must be able to provide a consistent set of 10 to 15 photos, accompanied by a short text presenting the work, a CV and a short Bio.

Themes are: Borders  /  Free theme

Deadline for submissions : January 31th 2017 (11:59 French time zone)

IWPA support the prints
IWPA works with professional lab using digital printing process.

The 10 Finalists will be announced in February 2017, the Laureate will be announced March, the 8th 2017

There will be a Group Show in Dubai, La Galerie, Alliance Française, Dubai UAE – March 8th – April 8th 2017



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