Global Photography Awards

The Global Photography Awards (GPA) is an international photography awards that celebrates photographers from all backgrounds and perspectives, fostering creativity and excellence on a global scale. At GPA, we believe that every photographer is unique and capable of conveying impactful narratives through a single shot. Diversity and inclusivity are emphasized as essential elements of the competition, recognizing that this vast community has much more to offer than just photographs.

Each image represents a message, a story that you capture through your eyes only, and share it with the world. At the Global Photography Awards, these are the waves of excellence that are celebrated, and you are invited to be the one who narrates the world around you through photography.

This is your window to the world. Focus on the impact that your creations will bring to your audience, and let your work represent your proudest accomplishments today.

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Entry Information

The Global Photography Awards has prepared a simple online experience for entrants, ensuring that you focus on what truly matters with easy submissions.

Entry Fees

Standard Entry Fees

$40/image for professional and $35/image for amateur/student categories. There are no limits in the number of entries.

Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the award for entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.

Multiple entries must be submitted at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as "additional entries". An entry submitted at a later time will be counted as a "first entry".

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Bundle Entries Package

Participants may purchase a Bundle Entries Package, which can be used within the year of the competition when the package is purchased. The package is priced at $200 for 10 Credits.

One (1) Entry Category = One (1) Credit. With the package, you are able to save up to $20 per entry.


Entry Deadlines

2024 Entry Period Early Bird
(May 20 - Jun 20, 2024)
(Jun 21 - Jul 18, 2024)
(Jul 19 - Aug 15, 2024)
Final Extension
(Aug 16 - Sep 12, 2024)
Professional Single $35 $40 $45 $50
Professional Series
(2-8 images)
$45 $50 $55 $60
Amateur / Student Single $30 $35 $40 $45
Amateur / Student Series $40 $45 $50 $55
Additional Category $25 $30 $35 $40
Bundle Entries Package: $200 for 10 Credits
One (1) Category = One (1) Credit
Winners Announcement: Sep 27, 2024

*Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years (2019-2024).

Winner's Benefits

Benefits / Winning Level Photographers of the Year Category Winners of the Year Platinum Winners Gold/Silver Winners
Cash Prizes $5,000 (Pro)
$3,000 (Amateur / Student)
$100 / Category / /
Maia Statuette YES / / /
Exclusive “Photographer of the Year” Certification YES / / /
Seasonal Features on Winners Highlight Section YES YES / /
Listed in Official Winner Press Release YES YES / /
Priority Features on Global Photography Awards e-Newsletter YES YES / /
Winning Image Showcased on a Global Virtual Exhibition YES YES / /
Photo Showcased at Gallery Section YES YES / /
Spotlighted Winner Article on Media Partner Site – Muse.World YES YES YES /
Dedicated Social Media Posts YES YES YES /
Dedicated Winner Profile Page YES YES YES YES
Exclusive Access to Winner’s Interview YES YES YES YES
Dedicated Winning Page YES YES YES YES
Eligible to Purchase Maia Statuette YES YES YES YES
Winner e-Certificate YES YES YES YES
Digital Winner Badge YES YES YES YES

*Note: Cash prizes are not cumulative. Only one cash prize can be awarded to each winner with the highest available prize applied.

For example, if a winner is awarded both Professional Photographer of the Year (Professional Category) and Category Winner of the Year, they will only receive the $5,000 cash prize from the Photographer of the Year and not $100 from winning the latter. Category Winners can only receive one $100 cash prize even if they win the title in multiple categories.

If you submitted your entries through an award agent and won either Photographer or Category Winner of the Year, IAA will proceed to issue the cash prize to the closest representative of the winning entry, the award agent, to collect it on your behalf. Please liaise with your award agent on the matter of cash prizes. Cash prizes will be issued either to the winners or award agent within a month after the announcement of results.

The Global Photography Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence

Why Global Photography Awards

The Global Photography Awards celebrates a new era of photographic brilliance, embracing all photographers from every genre and skill level.

In this competition, your work speaks universal tongues, capturing moments that treats photography as something that stirs the soul, bridge differences, and narrate stories worldwide.

This platform belongs to you, so seize the moment and display your best photographs to be recognized as a photographer that wins hearts globally.

  • $10,000 in Cash Prizes

    Winners will be awarded with epic cash prizes of up to $10,000 annually.

  • Global Recognition & Exposure

    Participating in photography awards opens doors to international audiences, clients, photography communities, and press outlets, providing unparalleled exposure for your images worldwide.

  • All-New Categories for Recognition

    The award introduces the first ever International Photography category, capturing your achievements worldwide.

  • 5 Years of Recognition

    Winners get to have their profiles highlighted on the website for five years, promoting their work while boosting visibility.

  • Affordable Entry Fees

    Worldwide participation is strongly encouraged by keeping entry fees accessible for individuals across every country.

  • Global Exposure on Muse.World

    Top winners gain exposure on Muse.World, the awards’ third-party media partner’s site dedicated to showcasing international creative talent.

  • Award-Winning Demonstration in Global Virtual Exhibition

    Increased visibility by exposing your work to a vast online audience, allowing you to reach viewers from around the world without the constraints of physical locations.

  • Reputable Blind Judging

    A panel of international jurors ensures a fair and unbiased evaluation of your work, making your win a deserving one.

  • Effortless Online Submission

    The submission process is designed to be fully online and can be completed in just minutes, making entering the award a rewarding process wherever you are.

  • No Acceptance Fees

    Winners are not required to pay for any additional fees to accept their international achievements in the award.

  • Professional Credibility

    Participating in photography awards adds credibility to your name and lead to more opportunities for professional advancement.

  • Marketing Opportunities

    Awards and accolades can be leveraged as marketing tools to attract new clients, secure gallery representation, or land lucrative photography assignments.

  • Boost in Sales

    The exposure winners receive can significantly increase sales, turning fame into a tangible benefit.

  • Networking Opportunities

    Connect with fellow photographers, industry leaders, and potential clients.

  • Global Outreach

    Your work reaches an international audience, breaking geographical barriers.