POSTPONEMENT OF THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP CEREMONY

POSTPONEMENT OF THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC  CUP CEREMONY

A PROBLEM, A SOLUTION, AND A COMMITMENT TO UNITE THE WORLD

We regret to inform you that circumstances surrounding the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) make the rescheduling of the 2020 awards presentation ceremony imperative. We recognize that the situation has created difficulties for all involved and we applaud the Italian government for its proactive approach.

Having considered all options, it is our great pleasure to announce that the 2020 World Photographic Cup event will go on in the face of adversity! The event will be postponed six months to the day. The awards ceremony will now be held either September 21st or 28th in Rome, Italy.  A specific date and the new program will be issued in a matter of days after organizers are able to confirm venues. Interestingly, the new date brings with it some advantages, including more pleasant temperatures and lower travel costs. Most importantly, it will allow enough time for the current crisis to pass.

Of course, the WPC will fully reimburse the costs incurred by those who had registered for events included in the  previous dates program. Travel plans will have to be cancelled and new ones created. This statement and the directive from the Italian government  (Dpcm 4 marzo 2020 ) should be sufficient to help you avoid any cancellation fees.

We urge you to mark your calendars and make your arrangements for the new dates as we celebrate the importance of photography in our world. We believe WPCROMA2020 will be the sweetest World Photographic Cup celebration ever!  We’ll see you in six months!