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Shatto Gallery International Photo Awards (aka SGIPA) recognizes, rewards and supports outstanding photography from all around the globe. SGIPA introduces talented photographers to the creative community in Los Angeles, United States, providing them an excellent platform to present their work to a new market. We encourage all photographers to participate in the SGIPA photo competition. Share your unique talents with the world and win awards and recognition.

Winners are selected by our respected jury of photographers and leaders in the photography world and are awarded the SGIPA trophy, cash prizes, extensive publicity showcasing their work to an audience, and much more. 

CATEGORIES

  • FINE ART

This category should feature images where the intention is aesthetic, revealing the subjective, creative vision of the artist, photos that express an idea, a message, or an emotion through the image and the technique used to create it.

​Abstract — non-objective, experimental, or conceptual photography depicting a visual image not immediately associated with the object world

Collage — any image created by combining or pasting several images or parts of images together to create a new composition or interpretation of reality

Landscape — photography featuring landscapes in an artistic way, often enhanced, showing scenes in nature through the creative eye and techniques of the photographer

Portrait — artistic images of a person or group of people, capturing the personality of the subject by use of lighting, backdrops, poses, etc.

Still Life — photos depicting inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects or with a single object in focus

Special Effects — images showing how a subject or scene can be interpreted or captured by the artist using special effects or techniques (manual or digital included)

Moving Images — short, cohesive fine art moving image pieces, no longer than 5 minutes. Stop-motion films, videos, slideshows, etc. are all accepted.

 

  • ​NATURE

The photos are devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.

Aerial — photographs taken from an aircraft, with a drone, or other flying objects, either by hand or remotely

Flowers — floral photography in any form

Landscapes — photos that capture elements of nature and the natural features of land, sky, and water. Photographs of artificial scenery, such as farm fields, orchards, and gardens, can be entered here as well

Panoramic — wide format images with horizontally elongated fields of view

Pets — photos featuring domesticated animals, including animals kept on a farm, in a zoo, or anywhere outside their natural habitat

Seasons — images with a focus on the natural seasons, and their effect on nature

Sunset — photos showing the rich colors and dramatic lighting of the sunset

Trees — photography of trees and forestry

Underwater — photographs taken while underwater, diving on the surface, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, or from a submersible or remotely operated underwater vehicle

Wildlife — photos documenting animals and other wildlife in their natural habitat 

 

  • PEOPLE

This category is for photographs where people are the focus, whether a single person or a group, showing the human aspect of life in all its wonderful variety.

Children — portraits of children and youth

Culture — images that tell a story about people and their culture or traditions

Family — photographs highlighting family and what it means

Lifestyle — the art of ‘every day’, photos showing real-life events or milestones, people and their way of life

Portrait — artistic images capturing the personality of a person or group of people

Self-Portrait — photos representing the artist taken by the artist

ELIGIBILITY

The SGIPA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world.

DEADLINES & FEES

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2020

Entry Fees
10 USD/Single Entry​

FINAL CLOSING: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Entry Fees

15 USD/Single Entry

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: NOVEMBER 15, 2020

EXHIBITION: EARLY 2021 (TBD)

Prize summary: 
Win up to $1000 cash prize and more!
Prizes Details: 

AWARDS & PROMOTIONS

1.SGIPA PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

$ 1,000 cash prize and SGIPA trophy

2.​SGIPA CATEGORY WINNERS

$ 200 cash prize and SGIPA trophy

 

SGIPA winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

Work exhibited in Los Angeles and beyond

Work showcased on the main page of our website

Press release and newsletter announcements to SGIPA community

Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition

Printable SGIPA certificate of achievement

Winner’s Logo to be used online and on printed materials

3. HONORABLE MENTIONS
Winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition

Press release and newsletter announcements to SGIPA community

Printable SGIPA certificate of achievement

Deadline: 
30/September/2020
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