Minimalist Photography

The International Minimalist Photography Awards is a tribute to the art of less, celebrating photographs that convey powerful messages through simple compositions. We challenge photographers to strip away the unnecessary, leaving only the essence of their subject in a clear, uncluttered composition.

We welcome entries from across the globe, seeking images that exemplify the principles of minimalism: simplicity, cleanliness, and an emphasis on form, color, and lines. Whether it’s a stark landscape, a lone figure, or an abstract composition, your work should invite viewers to appreciate the beauty in simplicity. Join us in showcasing how less can indeed be more, and let your photographs prove that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


MP2401. Abstracts
MP2402. Aerial Vistas
MP2403. Aquatic Worlds
MP2404. Architecture
MP2405. Atmospheric Conditions
MP2406. Black and White
MP2407. Candid Captures
MP2408. Celebrations and Festivities
MP2409. Color Compositions
MP2410. Conceptual Art
MP2411. Culinary Delights
MP2412. Cultural Expressions
MP2413. Documentary Narratives
MP2414. Fashion and Style
MP2415. Fine Art
MP2416. High-Key Imagery
MP2417. Historical Themes
MP2418. Human Emotions
MP2419. Industrial Landscapes
MP2420. Landscapes
MP2421. Long Exposures
MP2422. Low-Key Art
MP2423. Macro Shots
MP2424. Minimalist Artistry
MP2425. Monochromatic Works
MP2426. Motion and Movement
MP2427. Nature and Wildlife
MP2428. Nighttime Scenes
MP2429. People
MP2430. Portraits
MP2431. Reflective Moments
MP2432. Silhouetted Moments
MP2433. Still Life
MP2434. Street Scenes
MP2435. Symmetry and Patterns
MP2436. Textured Surfaces
MP2437. Travel Adventures
MP2438. Urban Environments
MP2439. Urban Skylines
MP2440. Wildlife
MP2400. Minimalist Photography / Others

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 Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the award for entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.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

Submission Details

Step 1
Tap the "My Account" button to register your username and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."
Step 2
Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget that you can enter each work in more than one category.
Step 3
Upload your supporting document or files to the system.
Step 4
Click “Checkout” to process your entry fees.

Kindly provide a synopsis of your design of approximately 350 words. The brief should strengthen your entry, as well as providing the jury a better understanding of your project. A written translation or adaptation of non-English entries is highly recommended.

The submissions should be saved in a flattened JPEG or JPG format. (Keep them under 4MB, 1,200px wide is preferable, 300dpi, RGB).

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