The 2013 International Loupe Awards has a mission beyond that of most photographic competitions: To deliver opportunities that ensure wider exposure for photographers and allow them to gauge the perception of their work on the world stage.
The Awards are not solely centred on the cult of ‘the winner’ or ‘the competition’ but also offer an educational aspect for participants, such as detailed feedback from the judges. The judges – all high-profile photographic identities – are selected from 10 countries across the globe, and are unable to judge their own nationality to remove regional biases from the judging process.
The awards are open to all with two sections of the competition, Open and Amateur offering 13 categories collectively. The Awards offers a total prize pool of $80,000 with the major prize being $15,000USD prize money and a VIP trip to the Creative Asia imaging expo in Hong Kong in 2014.
Open Awards – Regular Entry Fees $35 per image Open Awards – Late Entry Fees $45 per image Amateur Awards – Regular Entry Fees $15 per image Amateur Awards – Late Entry Fees $25 per image.
Entry Fee $15 per image
- Commercial, Advertising & Fashion
- Science & Nature
Amateur Category Definitions
- People and Portrait
Copyright and usage right: The International Loupe Awards recognizes that you retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.
All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by The International Loupe Awards, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the event only.
You hereby grant Loupe Awards a non-exclusive, irrevocable license in each Entry throughout the world in perpetuity in all media for any use directly or indirectly connected with the Competition, including, but not limited to:
judging the Competition
displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting The International Loupe Awards and organized by The International Loupe Awards
inclusion within the Website, a Awards book, magazine or similar
inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organized by The International Loupe Awards or its Event Partners, in the promotion of The International Loupe Awards
inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by The International Loupe Awards or any third party following the individual agreement by the author
sub-licensing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition
allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only.
being chosen and entered into promotional competitions by The International Loupe Awards or its Event Partners for marketing and promotional purposes.
Any photograph used by The International Loupe Awards shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as The International Loupe Awards uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.
Deadline: November 15, 2013