The World Photographic Cup is the first ever photography competition launched globally, with national photographic teams from America and Europe and from Asia to Australia. Its successful first round of submissions confirmed the WPC as a vehicle to universally share photographic style, encourage image excellence and create friendships across all diverse cultural environments.
22 national teams accepted the international opportunity to showcase their best in this Inaugural World Photographic Cup! Entries have far exceeded the expectations of the organizing bodies (the FEP, Federation of European Photographers and PPA, Professional Photographers of America).
The WPC governing committee is at present co-ordinating the judging process for all 400 pictures submitted. Images will be judged by an international panel made up of 15 renowned professional photographers from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal and USA! Judges have been selected based on their photographic technique, experience, and previous training as a photographic judge. The scoring procedure will be totally at random and in complete anonymity. The score will be based on four principles: Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence and Composition. Each of these will contribute a maximum of 25% of the total score.
The winners and the final results, (18 individual medalists and the third, second and the actual Cup winning team!) will be announced at the Grand Imaging Awards ceremony at Imaging USA, Phoenix, Arizona, on January 13th, 2014, starting at 7pm.
Enthusiasm for this event is rife amongst the WPC leadership. “Despite winners will be known since longtime before, we like to maintain the suspense up until the very last moment. Anyway, we will announce soon the top 10 images from each category, and they will be on display the day after the WPC Awards Ceremony in the Imaging USA exhibit area.”
Waiting for the results, best wishes to all the 22 teams!