The World Photographic Cup governing committee and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab give appointment to Yokohama, Japan, for the WPC 2017 award ceremony. Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), will be announced and awarded on February 23, 2017 in Yokohama, Japan. The event will be realized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan association.
In the last third edition, 27 national photographic teams entered this one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from 4 continents (16 from Europe, 6 from Asia, 3 from North America and 2 from Oceania), and Portugal won the Cup, with Russia and Slovakia in the second and third place. Individual gold medals for the six professional categories (commercial, illustrative, nature, photo journalism, portrait and wedding) went to Finland, Slovakia, Spain, Mexico, Russia and Portugal. Also appears in the medals table: Austria, USA, Australia, Czech Republic and China!
Registrations to the present edition of the WPC are now open (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM) and will close on September 30th (2016). New entries are announced very numerous, and it will possibly reached the best ever number of participating countries.
The European defending champions will have to face the challenge coming for across the oceans (with Asian countries at the forefront). The most talented photographers will represent their country with pride, and will compete for individual gold, silver and bronze medals in all the 6 categories, while the national teams as a whole will enter the competition and based on the highest aggregate score in each category, will compete for receiving the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP 2017.
“Last year it has been exciting to see such a beautiful images coming from around the globe, and really hard to judge them!” commented the Chairman of WPC Judging Committee Jorgen Brandt, who also thanked all team coordinators and the 21 international judges for their amazing job. “In the coming edition we expect all teams having even greater entries, and all countries will compete for sure by a very narrow margin to determine the winner”.
“It’s a unique feeling coming out from a unique competition” – added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “Representing their homeland at any level is an amazing opportunity and there has never been a program that involves photography like this. Now we have it in the World Photographic Cup, and after the raising groundswell of enthusiasm we experienced in the last editions, we are all looking forward to an unforgettable celebration in Japan”.