Discover now the images 2022

The WPC 2022 “All Entered Images” gallery is now published, click HERE and discover all the images and photographers participating into the World Photographic Cup 2022!

WPC 2022: Judging Concluded!

The Judging phase of the WPC, round 2022 has just come to its conclusion. We like to express our deep appreciation for the job made by the national judges. “All entered images” gallery will be published on WPC website very soon! The top 10 images and the Best of Nations’ authors will be announced as usual Live from Imaging USA on January 2022. More details about this announcement when closer to the event. By now, thanks again for entering the WPC, best regards and .. Good luck to all Teams 2022!

WPC 2022, all streets lead to Rome!

Validation phase: completed! One more step toward the road to Rome for the WPC 2022.

We are happy to confirm that the special WPC committee completed the validation of all submitted images, which have been accepted into the competition 2022. The WPC Governing Committee thanks a lot all team captains for their kind cooperation. Starting from November 6th, and until November 26th, the images will be judged by a panel of more than 30 international judges from around the world. 35 nations will compete for the Cup in this ninth edition of our amazing and unique photographic competition. Top10 photographers on each of the six categories and 35 Best of Nation will be announced LIVE from Imaging USA, during the Grand Imaging Awards & World Photographic Cup Presentation, on Monday, January 17th, 2022. It will be the early hours of the night of Tuesday 18 in Europe and early morning of the same day in Asia and Oceania, but… no problem! The entire ceremony will be broadcast on streaming. Then after, the magnificent final step will be the WPC winners announcement, that will take place in Rome, Italy, on the evening of Monday, March 28, 2022. Good luck and best of wishes to all our teams 2022!

Discover WPC Teams 2022 HERE

WPC 2022, closure postponed to October 25

We are happy to inform you that the WPC governing committee, considering the numerous requests received, approved to postpone the deadline for completing the WPC 2022 entry procedures.
Without exception, the new dead line will be Monday October 25th.
The entry area of the competition will close at Midnight, CET. Then, get ready to react accordingly!

We have great news for you!


WPC 2022: some 35 countries have already registered for the ninth edition of the World Photographic Cup and several ones are going to register soon!
If you want to see the list of the registered Teams and the names of their captains: CLICK HERE. If your country is not in the list, there is still a month left for the registration!

As you know, the winners announcement will take place in Rome on Monday, March 28, during the event “WPC Roma 2022” from March 26 to 29 (unless further complications due to pandemic) . We will celebrate also the winners of the last two edition, and all winners 2020, 2021 and 2022 are invited to attend.

In addition, this year we have great news:

The Governing Committee of the WPC, starting this year, has decided to celebrate the winners of our competition, by printing a commemorative annual book including the images of the Best Of Nation, finalists, medallists and the awarded images of the top 3 teams. The WPC celebratory book of the 2021 edition will be on sale worldwide starting from the end of the year and you can order it online, directly from us or from the publishing house. As well as order your copies by post, you can collect the book upon reservation, in Rome during the WPC 2022 Winners Announcement Ceremony.

To all those who collect the book during this event, a special price will be reserved, net of shipping costs, and a gift will be given by our Gold Sponsor ChromaLuxe.

“We are extremely excited to FINALLY meet the photographic community again in real life, next year in Rome. To us, showing high quality prints to the world’s leading photographers cannot be replaced by any virtual alternative. Despite the fantastic efforts of the WPC to overcome the pandemic with online broadcasts, we look forward to meet again in person.” said Peter Boodts of ChromaLuxe, and we like to thank them once again for their continuous and precious support since the beginning of the competition.

We are all looking forward to meet all of you soon.
After Brazil 2020, and Australia 2021, which country will win the World Photographic Cup 2022?
Follow us for further updates!

WPC 2022 – edition n.9 – will open on June 15!

We are happy to announce that the World Photographic Cup 2022 will open for entries on June 15, and a new exciting round of this unique global competition will start again. Deadline for registrations will be October 15.

Team captains, it’s then now time to create your new national team and send your registration through the WPC website starting from June 15! Despite the difficulties, WPC is ready to start over with you again. Thanks to your enthusiasm, which never faded, even when there were “hard times”, last year we had a record number of registrations (38 countries from 5 different continents) and we are confident that this year we will be even more.

In order to help all the teams to be part of the game, the WPC Committee confirmed also for this year a reduction of the entry fee, which will be 200 euro instead of 400.

As the global photography community struggles to return to normal, the WPC governing committee would like to extend this special opportunity to all countries in an effort to assist with their registration.

In addition, registration for 2022, guarantees a registration fee of 300 euro for 2023 and return to the normal 400 euro for 2024. Teams not entering the incoming edition, for 2023 would face a normal fee of 400 euro.

This time, the possibility of organizing an awards ceremony in presence seems to be concrete. Therefore we are pleased to announce that, hopefully, the winners announcement will take place in Rome on Monday, March 28, during the event “WPC Roma 2022” (from March 26 to 29) and all winners 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be invited to participate.

This event will be realized also thanks to our precious Gold sponsor ChromaLuxe, which has accompanied us since the first edition and confirmed the Gold Sponsorship also for this coming edition.

“We are thrilled to extend our commitment to the World Photographic Cup as Gold Sponsor. Now that we are leaving the COVID pandemic behind us, we are eager to again engage with the global community of creative minds. We look forward to discuss trends in photography and print technology,” said Kristina Lowe, Global Marketing Director for ChromaLuxe. “We value the World Photographic Cup for the support and recognition it brings to both established and upcoming talents. Being able to connect our premium print media with the best photographers of the world means a great deal to us.”

Stay tuned, follow us and… good luck to all the WPC 2022 Teams!

 

2021 World Photographic Cup Awards: Down Under on Top!

WPC, World Photographic Cup, the only competition that brings together the worldwide photography community in an Olympics-style competition…online for its 8th announcement ceremony, again from Rome, Italy, for celebrating the best of the best in professional photography worldwide.

With a resounding exploit of 3 medals and 3 top finishes, Team Australia got the 2021Cup. Defending Champion, Team Brazil, on the second spot, followed by Canada and Spain, tied on the third place on the podium.

The other teams on the Top 10 list are Russia (5th place), Finland and U.S. (6th place), Greece (8th), Plilippines (9th) and Poland (10th).

Individual gold medals went to Szymon Świętochowski, Team Poland (Commercial photography); Diamantino Jesus, Team Portugal (Illustration); Hendro Soetrisno, Team United States (Nature); Antti Karppinen, Team Finland (Portrait); Anyelo García, Team Guatemala (Reportage), and Jonathan Hevia, Team Spain (Wedding).

See the full individual results in the six categories of the competition at the gallery section (and listed below) and our 3D Virtual Galleries here.

This is Team Australia’s second World Cup. They won it two years ago, joining Portugal and the U.S. as the only teams to win it more than once.

“Some may have thought we would cancel the World Photographic Cup this year – said WPC CEO Giuseppe Scozzi, opening the ceremony – At the contrary, we had a record number of 38 entries!  Unfortunately, we have to present the awards virtually once again, but we do plan to host an awards ceremony that includes all of our 2020 and 2021 winners in Rome, finally in person, on the spring of 2022.”

“For the last year the world has been gray and dreary – added WPC Committee Member Anna Kaleva Tsagklas on her tribute to photography – But the fog is starting to lift, and when it does, the world will crave the color and life that you give it. Because … photography is important to our world.”

The WPC Governing Committee congratulates all 18 medallists, the 60 finalists (coming form 27 different nations), the 38 Best of Nation awarded photographers. WPC expresses his deep appreciation to WPC Gold sponsor ChromaLuxe, and finally, says “grazie mille”  to host country Italy, for the fantastic job done. We hope to see all of our 2021 winners in Rome next April for a special awards ceremony!

Results:

Top Ten 2021 1st to 10th place

Commercial

1 Poland Szymon Swietochowski
2 Canada Louis-Philippe Provost
3 Canada Jacquie Matechuk
4 Greece Julia Anna Gospodarou
5 Slovakia Daniel Zachar
6 Brazil Diego Oliveira
7 Brazil Luciano Honorato
8 New Zeland Amber Griffin
9 Russia Alexander Khokhlov
10 Australia Steve Scalone

Illustration

1 Portugal Diamantino Jesus
2 Australia Forough Yavari
3 Chile Ignacio Segura
4 France Nicolas Boutruche
5 Russia Igor Sakharov
6 Spain Antonio Peinado Munoz
7 Italy Patrizia Burra
8 Poland Szymon Swietochowski
9 Finland Suvi Sievila
10 Brazil Luciano Honorato

Nature

1 USA Hendro Soetrisno
2 Australia Joshua Holko
3 Phillipines Sherwin Magsino
4 Finland Risto Raunio
5 Costa Rica Luis Solano Pochet
6 UK Tracey Lund
7 Australia Scott Portelli
8 Mexico Carlos Carrillo
9 Costa Rica Jose David Altamirano
10 Argentina Luciano Andres Richino

Portrait

1 Finland Antti Karppinen
2 USA Erich Caparas
3 Australia Forough Yavari
4 Norway Natalia Pipkina
5 Russia Aleksey Malikov
6 Canada Ammara Sadiq
7 France Stephane Audran
8 Venezuela Ram Martinez
9 Canada Stephanie Lachance
9 New Zealand Richard Wood

Reportage

1 Guatemala Anyelo Garcia
2 Phillipines Donell Gumiran
3 Spain Alfonso Novo
4 Austria Klaudia Ratzinger
5 Greece Anna Pantelia
6 Slovakia Peter Svoboda
7 Australia Andy Cheung
8 Costa Rica Oscar Herrera
9 New Zeland Justin Aitken
9 Mexico Sergio Ivan Caro Torres

Wedding

1 Spain Jonathan Hevia
2 Brazil Daniel Ribeiro
3 Russia Igor Bulgak
4 UK Chris Chambers
5 Brazil Sam Sacramento
6 Greece John Makris
7 China Jie Hu
8 Japan Shinichi Shimomiya
9 Argentina Maxi Oviedo
10 Spain Victor Lax

Only a few hours to the final announcement!

In a few hours, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals winners and the WPC 2021 Winning Team will be announced!

Watch our Awards Ceremony online LIVE today at 19.00 CET on our facebook page !

 

WPC 2021: Just 1 week to know the winners!

How exciting! In a few days, the winners of the WPC 2021 will be revealed.

The BON awards, the medals, the team trophies and the Cup will be awarded this coming Monday, April 19th, at 19.00 Central European Time (CET) … Easy to remember, impossible to forget!

The ceremony will be broadcasted online on Facebook from Rome, Italy.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup

Beyond the 38 Best of Nation authors (which are one per team), it is exciting to see so many countries with top-ten finishers and that of course creates a lot more excitement about the results.

We are confident that all finalists, Best Of Nation winners, etc. and their entourage will be watching the event online. Of course, all watchers may want to show their enthusiasm or congratulate their colleagues, and the easiest way is to share the Facebook event and using the chatting section for leaving their live comments.

 

The WPC 2021 social media program on Facebook. Fifth episode: April 9, at 19.00 CET

Don’t miss the last episode of  “Waiting for WPC Rome 2021”, our live program, broadcast on Facebook, and save the date: Friday, April 09 , at 19.00 CET!

Our last prequel show is dedicated to the WPC Top 10 images in the wedding category, and to the second part of  a video paying tribute to each and all talented photographers that, in the previous editions, have enrolled in the WPC hall of fame,  by winning a gold medal in one of the six WPC categories. The video shows the gold medal images of the last three editions (2018-2019-2020).

We will also interview some more amazing photographers, Ben Shirk, from US (on our record as the most multi-medal winner of the previous editions!) and further successful medallists Dan McClanahan, again form US, and Felix Barra form Mexico, interviewed by our Bert Behnke. 

Don’t forget to visit the WPC official Facebook page in the next few days, and do share our events on your personal Facebook profile, as well as on the pages of all involved associations, around the globe.

WPC Official page: https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup/

We are waiting for you!

 

The WPC 2021 social media program on Facebook. Fourth episode: March 26, at 19.00 CET

WAITING THE 2021 WPC ANNOUNCEMENT…The expectation grows!

Who will win the bronze, silver and gold medals in all of the six categories of the WPC competition? What will be the top ten teams and overall the nation that will win the World Photographic Cup 2021?

The final winners announcement is coming up in about 3 weeks (Monday, April 19th at 19:00 CET).

In the meanwhile, our WPC 2021 social media program on Facebook continues with the Fourth episode of “WAITING for WPC ROMA 2021”: we will be again live on Facebook next Friday, March 26, at 19:00 Central European Time

In this episode: you will discover how global is the WPC, watching the amazing interviews with Paul Wright (Canada, reportage), Joseph Goh Meng Huat (Singapore, architecture) and Roger Tan (Malaysia, wedding and illustration).

We will show you the fantastic images awarded with a gold medal in the first four editions of the WPC (2014-2017), celebrating their authors and countries. Countries in the golden circle have been 15, so far, in the WPC seven editions… (we will show the gold medals achieved in the six categories in the edition 2018-2020 in the next episode, in two weeks). In this episode, we will also celebrate the Top 10 images 2021 in the REPORTAGE category, commented by WPC Committee member Jan Pohribny.

We’ll complete our look at the 2021 Finalists with the Wedding images in the next episode, scheduled Friday April 09 , at 19:00 CET.

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The WPC 2021 social media program on Facebook. Third episode: March 12, at 19.00 CET

The WPC will be again live on Facebook Friday March 12, at 19:00 Central European Time for the third episode of “WAITING for WPC ROMA 2021”.
(Our LIVE event on Facebook, scheduled on April 19, will be at the same time and we will finally reveal who will win the bronze, silver and gold medals in all of the six categories of the WPC competition, the top ten teams and overall the nation that will win the World Photographic Cup 2021).

In this episode:
We will pay tribute to the teams that won the WPC in the previous editions (so far the United States of America, 3 times, back on 2014, 2015 and 2018, Team Portugal twice on a row, on 2016 and 2017, Australia – back on 2019 – and finally Team Brazil last year) and to the last year Top 3 teams
We will make a tour and visit our WPC World Cup and Trophies Hall 2020, as it appears on the 3D section of our winners gallery archive.

Don’t miss the amazing interview with the “Four Avengers”: the case of the Munoz Brothers, four brothers from the same photographic studio who have been members of the Team USA in 4 different editions, and each and all achieved amazing results.

In this episode, we will also celebrate the finalists’ images in the NATURE and PORTRAIT categories, commented by WPC Committee members Jan Pohribny and Kylie Lyons.

We’ll continue with our look at the 2021 Finalists images in the next episodes, scheduled Friday March 26, at 19:00 CET, and then again 2 weeks after, Friday, April 09 at the same time.

We will introduce the Images of Reportage and Wedding finalists and we will host further interviews of photographers coming from other areas of the world, including Asia and Latin America.

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3D Galleries 2021 , make a virtual tour in the Finalists and Best of Nations Halls!

We are pleased to be able to share our ‘Virtual Galleries’ for the WPC 2021. Visit the Best of Nation Hall and the Hall of Finalists HERE
You can ‘walk’ around these galleries using your mouse or arrow keys. Clicking on an image will take you directly to that image. Clicking on the little “ i “ button at the top right will show more info.
The top right menu also provides access to Full Screen mode, a list of all artworks and an automated Tour. The virtual galleries are fully responsive and work on tablets and phones.
These are kindly sponsored by Charles Henniker-Heaton of KIVO 3D. If you are interested in having your own personalized gallery, please contact Charles or go to https://www.kivo3d.com/artspace
The medallists’s gallery and the Top 3 Teams gallery will be published after the WPC 2021 Final announcement. Continue to follow us!

The WPC 2021 social media program on Facebook. Second episode: February 26 at 19.00 CET

Don’t miss the second episode of  “Waiting for WPC Rome 2021”, our live shows program, broadcast on Facebook, and save the date: Friday, February 26, at 19.00 CET!

While the first prequel show was dedicated to the WPC judging, and to the BEST OF Nation winners 2021, this time we will show you the WPC Top 10 images in the commercial and Illustrative categories. We will also interview some of their authors. We cannot interview all our finalists, as we would have wished, but we will present a selection of them, coming from the different continents. Enjoy the show!

Don’t forget to visit the WPC official Facebook page in the next few days, and do share our events on your personal Facebook profile, as well as on the pages of all involved associations, around the globe.

WPC Official page: https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup/

We are waiting for you!

WPC 2021 Winners Announcement

Following the success that the WPC announcement 2020 has received, from colleagues all over the world, we can officially announce that the ceremony 2021 will follow the same pattern.

We will hold the WPC 2021 ceremony, LIVE streaming on Facebook, again from Rome, Italy, on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 19:00, Central European Time. We will announce to the world who will grab the bronze, silver and gold medals in all of the six categories of the WPC 2021 competition, the top ten teams and of course the nation that will win the World Photographic Cup.

Awaiting WPC ROMA 2021, do not miss the next episodes of our WPC social media prequel show, that will be online on the WPC Facebook page every two weeks, always on Friday, at 19:00 Central European Time, on February 26 / March 12/  March 26/  and April 9 on https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup/

Best regards and best of luck with the WPC 2021!

 

 

The WPC 2021 social media program on Facebook. First episode: February 12 at 19.00 CET

Waiting for the WPC 2021 winners’ announcement, on April 19, the WPC Governing Committee has scheduled a program of Live shows, broadcast on Facebook.

The first prequel show will be online on the WPC Facebook page next Friday, February 12, at 19:00 Central European Time. We will recap our judging rules, will interview some national judges, will introduce the best images from each and all participant teams, and we will give some important information about the announcement 2021.

Further prequel shows will follow every two weeks, again on Friday at 19:00 CET, will introduce each and all of the 60 finalist images, and interviewing some of their authors. Do not miss this amazing program!

Don’t forget to visit the WPC official Facebook page in the next few days, and do share our events on your personal Facebook profile, as well as on the pages of all involved associations, around the globe.

WPC Official page: https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup/

WPC 2021 Top10 Finalists and Best of Nation Award winners have been announced

The top 10 images in each of the World Photographic Cup’s six categories and the Best of Nation Awards 2021 winners have been revealed on January 18th, during the virtual Imaging USA, in Atlanta. The WPC CEO and the governing committee members announced the results, connected online from 4 different continents. The ceremony has been streamed live on the PPA You Tube channel, and published on facebook afterwards at the WPC official page 

WPC Finalists 2021
They are in a pure alphabetical order.

The top 10 photographers in the commercial category are:
Julia Anna Gospodarou, Greece
Amber Griffin, New Zealand
Luciano Honorato, Brazil
Alexander Khokhlov, Russia
Jacquie Matechuk, Canada
Diego Oliveira, Brazil
Louis-Philippe Provost, Canada
Steve Scalone, Australia
Szymon Świętochowski, Poland
Daniel Zachar, Slovakia

Our top 10 photographers in the illustrative category are:
Nicolas Boutruche, France
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Luciano Honorato, Brazil
Antonio Peinado Muñoz, Spain
Diamantino Jesus, Portugal
Igor Sakharov, Russia
Ignacio Segura, Chile
Suvi Sievilä, Finland
Szymon Świętochowski, Poland
Forough Yavari, Australia

Our top 10 photographers in the nature category, which includes landscape and wildlife photography are:
José David Altamirano, Costa Rica
Carlos Carrillo, Mexico
Joshua Holko, Australia
Tracey Lund, United Kingdom
Sherwin Magsino, Philippines
Luis Solano Pochet, Costa Rica
Scott Portelli, Australia
Risto Raunio, Finland
Luciano Andres Richino, Argentina
Hendro Soetrisno, United States

The top 10 photographers in the portrait category are:
Stéphane Audran, France
Erich Caparas, United States
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Stephanie Lachance, Canada
Aleksey Malikov, Russia
Ram Martínez, Venezuela
Natalia Pipkina, Norway
Ammara Sadiq, Canada
Richard Wood, New Zealand
Forough Yavari, Australia

The top 10 photographers in the reportage (or photojournalism) category are:
Justin Aitken, New Zealand
Andy Cheung, Australia
Anyelo Garcia, Guatemala
Donell Gumiran, Philippines
Oscar Herrera, Costa Rica
Alfonso Novo, Spain
Anna Pantelia, Greece
Klaudia Ratzinger, Austria
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Sergio Ivan Caro Torres, Mexico

Finally, the top 10 photographers in the wedding category are:
Igor Bulgak, Russia
Chris Chambers, United Kingdom
Jonathan Hevia, Spain
Jie Hu, China
Victor Lax, Spain
John Makris, Greece
Maxi Oviedo, Argentina
Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil
Sam Sacramento, Brazil
Shinichi Shimomiya, Japan

WPC Best of Nation Award 2021 winners:

Argentina: Luciano Andres Richino
Australia: Forough Yavari
Austria: Klaudia Ratzinger
Belgium: Marc Wallican
Brazil: Daniel Ribeiro
Canada: Louis-Philippe Provost
Chile: Ignacio Segura
China: Min Zhou
Costa Rica: Luis Solano Pochet
Czech Republic: Miloš Nejezchleb
Denmark: Sandra Hornshoj Buus
Finland: Risto Raunio
France: Nicolas Boutruche
Greece: Julia Anna Gospodarou
Guatemala: Anyelo García
India: Aaron Lopes Pereira
Ireland: Sinead Ni Riain
Italy: Carlo Marchi
Japan: Kazutoshi Kawakami
Mexico: Carlos Carrillo
Netherlands: Maarten Wouters
New Zealand: Amber Griffin
Norway: Natalia Pipkina
Pakistan: Nadeem Ahmed Bhutta
Panama: Diego Cedeno
Peru: Pedro Jarque Krebs
Philippines: Sherwin Magsino
Poland: Szymon Świętochowski
Portugal: Diamantino Jesus
Russia: Alexander Khokhlov
Saudi Arabia: Mofeed Abu Shalwa
Singapore: Swee Sing Vincent Lim
Slovakia: Daniel Zachar
Spain: Jonathan Hevia
Sweden: Stefanie Andersson
United Kingdom: Tracey Lund
United States: Hendro Soetrisno
Venezuela: Francisco GonclavesCongratulations to all!

“The amazing images of our 38 Best of Nation award winners and 60 Top 10 finishers showed the upstanding standard of our competition and the immense talent of the professional photographers around the world” , said Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC, CEO, who MCed the online announcement”. He also said : “The images we present to the world are in the running for individual gold, silver, or bronze medal. In addition to that, each of these images…and their creators…have the chance to help their country win the World Photographic Cup 2021!”

Currently the 2021 announcement is scheduled for April 19, in Rome. “Of course – Giuseppe Scozzi outlined – everything has a big question mark over it, and we may not be able to hold it then. We will let you know within the next two weeks our plans for the event. But we want you to know that we feel very good about the possibility of holding the event IN PERSON in 2021”.

WPC 2021 Finalists’ Announcement, follow the live streaming!

Next Monday, January 18th, the WPC 2021 finalists and the Best of Nation winners will be announced during the online Imaging USA, in Atlanta, United States. The announcement will be made after the conclusion of the USA Grand Imaging Award Ceremony. The ceremony will start at 6:00 pm (local time!) on Monday, January 18th and will be broadcasted live at https://www.youtube.com/c/ourPPA (Don’t forget to check what time will be in your country). The video of the event will be published a few hours later also on the WPC facebook page .

Top 10 individual finishers of each and all categories will be announced, as well as the “Best of Nation” award winners of each and all teams. We remind you that the Best of Nation is the Award that WPC gives to each team member, author of the image which got the higher score inside its own team. This year, 38 countries entered the 8th edition of the World Photographic Cup, rising up once again the record of nations participating in this global and unique competition!  And so we will announce 38 Best of Nation Award Winners!

The finalists, instead, are the authors of the Top10 images in each of the World Photographic Cup’s six categories. They will be announced in alphabetical order and each of them is in the running for individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals.

The actual winners, individual and teams, will be presented at the World Photographic Cup ceremony in Rome, scheduled on April 19th, 2021.

Remind: all finalists, and each one of their images… have the chance to help their country win the World Photographic Cup 2021!

Despite our finalists’ announcement will be a virtual event, it seems it will be very global this year, even more than in the past! In fact, the results will be announced by the WPC Governing Committee members, who will virtually join the event from 4 different continents! You can’t really miss it!

A small anticipation: this year, we have finalists from 26 countries.. Stay tuned to discover the results!

 

 

Images 2021 are online! Enjoy!

We are happy to inform you that all the images entered into the World Photographic Cup 2021 are now visible at https://www.worldphotographiccup.org/wpc_gallery/all-entries-2021/

We remind you that the Top 10 images in each category and the winners of the Best of Nation award for each team will be announced LIVE in about one month, January 18, at the virtual Imaging usa 2021. Stay tuned!

In the meanwhile, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year, hoping to finally have the chance to meet in April for the WPC 2021 announcement.

WPC Judging 2021 just ended

The WPC Judging 2021 took place during the month of November and it ended a few days ago.

All entered images will be published online soon in the Galleries section.

Finalists and Best of Nation Winners will be announced on Janury, during the virtual Imaging Usa 2021 (17-19 January).

Continue to follow us!

WPC 2021 just closed, discover next steps!

The WPC 2021 closed with a new record ever! We have 38 countries participating into this round.
The Teams are from 5 Continents: Americas (11, 3 from North America + 8 Central/ South), Asia (7), Europe (18) and Oceania (2)

You will find the list of all entered national teams HERE 

A validation phase is now in progress to confirm the eligibility of each and all entered pictures.
The judging phase will start on November 11, and go on until the end of the month.
Finalists and Best of Nations will be announced at the virtual IMAGING USA 2021 (January 17 to 19, 2021).
Winners Announcement: the WPC 2021 winners will be revealed on April 19, 2021, in Rome, Italy
Best wishes and good luck to all the teams!

WPC 2020 winner is… Team Brazil!

The WPC 2020 winners have finally been announced! 

And the winner is… Team Brazil!

With 2 medals, 7 top 10 finalists, 41 total points and an 8-point gap from the runner-up, Brazil conquers the highest peak of the WPC 2020 podium! Afterwards, Team United States, several times winner of the Cup in the last editions, wins second place with 33 points and in third place, with a very small gap, we find Team Malaysia, with 31 points.

In the top ten teams list we have, in order: China in fourth place, Canada in fifth, Australia in sixth, Mexico and Russia in seventh (tied), United Kingdom in ninth and France in tenth place.

37 is the record number of national teams that participated with their wonderful images in the seventh edition of the World Photographic Cup, from 5 different continents. An Olympic-style competition, one of a kind! And like every year, this year too, despite the difficulties, another extraordinary and exciting award ceremony took place! After 6 editions and 6 ceremonies held live, this was the first time that, due to Covid-19, the ceremony was only broadcast online. The Facebook live show was broadcast on Monday, September 28, from the Studio Orizzonte Gallery in Rome, Italy, and was seen by several thousand people from all over the world. It can still be watched on the WPC Facebook page. Despite its peculiarity, also this time there was no lack of surprises, as well as enthusiasm. Thanks to new technologies, and to a great teamwork from the WPC Governing Committee members, the Italian staff (WPC Italia and Studio Orizzonte Gallery), the American staff of the PPA, and the contributions of our fantastic Gold Sponsor ChromaLuxe and the local sponsor Fowa, we have been able to give their just tribute to all our winners from all over the world!
Here there are listed…the 2020 medallists!
COMMERCIAL
Matthew Gianoulis, Team Australia, Gold Medal
Luciano Honorato, Team Brazil, Silver Medal
Lei Yao, Team China, Bronze Medal

ILLUSTRATIVE/DIGITAL ART
Flavio Albino, Team Brazil, Gold Medal
Roger Tan, Team Malaysia, Silver Medal
Peter Rooney, Team Malaysia, Bronze Medal

NATURE (LANDSCAPE AND WILDLIFE)
Chris Chambers, Team United Kingdom, Gold Medal
Tracey Lund, Team United Kingdom, Silver Medal
Amanda Beers, Team Canada, Bronze Medal

PORTRAIT
Erich Caparas, Team United States, Gold Medal
Aleksei Malikov, Team Russia, Silver Medal
Cassandra Jones, Team Canada, Bronze Medal

REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
Yijiu Yang, Team China, Gold Medal
Víctor Medina, Team Mexico, Silver Medal
Kristian Bogner, Team Canada, Bronze Medal

WEDDING
Roger Tan, Team Malaysia, Gold Medal
Félix Barra, Team Mexico, Silver Medal
Shireen Hammond, Team Australia, Bronze Medal

 

The official results, the list of the Top 10 Teams, the names of the winners and finalists and their extraordinary images are now available on the World Photographic Cup website, where, in addition to the “classic” galleries, this year they are also available some very special Virtual Gallery, kindly sponsored by KIVO 3D.

“This year, we did not have the ability to shake hands or raise a toast as we are all in lock down or some form of it. But we feel the excitement and success of all photographers that contribute to the passion of our craft and the exciting competition within the countries that compete…just like the Olympics” said Don McGregor, Chairman of the WPC Judging Committee “Congratulations to Team Brazil and all the winners!”

Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC CEO, after thanking the Italian organising team, which for many months had worked to organize the WPC Roma 2020 event, and which is already at work for next year, added: “We can’t wait for the next year, when we will hold a double ceremony to celebrate the winners of 2020 and 2021. We will invite all finalists, medallists, Best of Nations and team representatives, and they will join us in taking their rightful place on the stage of a wonderful theatre in Rome. That ceremony will take place on April 19, 2021. So, in a way, this year’s winners will be able to celebrate twice!”

Thanking once again all associations sponsoring the WPC and, in particular, FEP, PPA, AIPP and UAPP, the WPC Governing committee gives appointment for the next announcement, WPC ROMA 2021! See you in Rome in April next year!

 

Picture by Antonio Barrella, Italy

The WPC 2020 Winners Announcement, September 28

5 DAYS TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Dear all! We hope you enjoyed our “Prequel shows”, that we broadcast on the WPC Facebook page on September 14 and 21, where we introduced each and all the finalist images 2020 and the Best of Nation winners. If for some reason you missed the shows, you can watch them HERE

And now, we are very pleased and excited to remind you that on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 19:00, Central European Time, there will be the winners announcement ceremony, LIVE on Facebook, from the Studio Orizzonte Gallery in Rome, Italy. The WPC Governing Committee will announce to the world who will grab the bronze, silver and gold medals in all of the six categories of the WPC 2020 competition, the top ten teams and of course the nation that will win the World Photographic Cup 2020.

“In January and February, we were busy preparing for what was sure to be another exciting event right here in Rome. Unfortunately COVID-19 had different plans for us all”, said the WPC CEO, Giuseppe Scozzi. “2020 has evolved as a dark year for many of us. But we refuse to let COVID keep us down! Photography is made of light. And we are sure that the WPC stunning images will help us all to take a step towards the light. It will be a celebration of photography…Of commitment and passion for our profession…We look forward to streaming, and we thank you in advance because…we know there will be many around the world watching the event”

Do not miss the amazing 2020 WPC show!

Don’t forget to visit the WPC Facebook page in the next few days, and do share our events on your personal Facebook profile, as well as on the pages of all involved associations, around the globe. That will make the event a true global experience and will enhance the recognition of the World Photographic Cup and the prestige of the winners, their associations and their countries at their best! And will show the world that the photographic industry is strong, and the professional photographers aren’t going to be held down.

We really can’t wait, and you?
WPC OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup

Visit our first 3D Galleries

We are pleased to be able to share for the first time two ‘Virtual Galleries’ for the 2020 Best of Nation winners and for the 2020 WPC Finalists, online at https://www.worldphotographiccup.org/3d-galleries/

You can ‘walk’ around these galleries using your mouse or arrow keys. Clicking on an image will take you directly to that image. Clicking on the little “ i “ button at the top right will show more info. The top right menu also provides access to Full Screen mode, a list of all artworks and an automated Tour.

The virtual galleries are fully responsive and work on tablets and phones.

These are kindly sponsored by Charles Henniker-Heaton of KIVO 3D. If you are interested in having your own personalized gallery, please contact Charles or go to https://www.kivo3d.com/artspacevisit

The WPC 2020 announcement program, LIVE on Facebook 

This is the program of the WPC shows, broadcast on Facebook:

Monday, September 14, at 19:00 CET:  the WPC 2020 Best of Nation prequel show!

Monday, September 21, at 19:00 CET:  the WPC 2020 Finalists’ prequel show!

Monday, September 28, at 19:00 CET:  the WPC 2020 Announcement LIVE show!

The first prequel show, online on the WPC page of Facebook since Monday September 14, at 19:00 Central European Time, will introduce the best images from each and all participant teams, and we will give some details about the announcement 2020.

A second prequel show will be online on Facebook since Monday September 21, again at 19:00 CET. The WPC Governing Committee will introduce each and all of the 60 finalist images, and will give you further details about the announcements 2020 and 2021.  

Monday September 28, 2020, at 19:00, Central European Time the LIVE announcement ceremony, streaming on Facebook, from Rome, Italy. The  WPC Governing Committee will announce to the world who will grab the bronze, silver and gold medals in all of the six categories of the WPC  2020 competition, the top ten teams and of course the nation that will win the World Photographic Cup .

Do not miss this amazing event and its two prequel shows!

Don’ t forget to visit the WPC Facebook page in the next few days, and do share our events on your personal Facebook profile, as well as on the pages of all involved associations, around the globe. That will make the event a true global experience and will enhance the recognition of the World Photographic Cup and the prestige of the winners, their associations and their countries at their best!

https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup

WPC 2021 is open for entries

Registration is open and closes October 31st.  To register, please go to: https://www.worldphotographiccup.org/world-photographic-cup-2021/

SPECIAL COVID-19 REGISTRATION FEE CREATED TO HELP NATIONS ENTER COMPETITION 2021

To ease the burden on participating teams, despite the difficult circumstances WPC announced a 75% reduction in the team registration cost. The registration FEE will be, for the next edition only, and as a very exceptional case, only Euro 100,00. 

World Photographic Cup 2021 Awards Ceremony

WPC 2021 Winners Announcement !

The WPC Governing Committee has officially confirmed to assign Italy the award ceremony for the WPC 2021 edition, which will be on April 19th in Rome, with a program identical to that of last year!

ROMA WPC 2021 will include, in addition to the announcement of the winners of the WPC 2021 world competition, the celebration of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2021, a section of seminars and conferences, social and tourist activities, a commercial area and an exhibition section. In practice, an even more tempting and complete event, and a unique and unrepeatable opportunity for all professional photographers, to show the world that the photographic industry is strong, and that we aren’t going to be held down.

World Photographic Cup Announces Plans to Honor 2020 Winners

As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, with cases surpassing 10 million, the World Photographic Cup governing committee is taking steps to ensure the 2020 individual medalists and team winners receive the celebration they deserve. The committee announced today that the WPC 2020 Awards Ceremony will be held virtually in a highly celebrated online ceremony to be held as planned on Monday, September 28th. At that time, all of the top 10 creators in each of the six WPC categories will be announced – along with the bronze, silver, and gold medalists in each category. The top 10 teams worldwide will also be announced, including the 2020 World Photographic Cup winner.

“Of course, circumstances all over the world are forcing us to change things,” says World Photographic Cup CEO, Giuseppe Scozzi. “But we refuse to change our enthusiasm for the amazing creators who have reached the pinnacle of the photographic world. This won’t just be an online meeting – we are planning a special virtual ceremony for our individual and team winners.”

Recognizing that an online ceremony can never fully replace an in-person event, WPC will give award recipients and team winners the additional option of attending a special ceremony held in conjunction with the 2021 award ceremony. That event will take place April 19, 2021 in Rome, Italy. “We want our winners to be celebrated, so we will stage two ceremonies back-to-back,” said judging committee chairman, Don MacGregor of Canada. The first will give 2020 winners the opportunity to stand on the podium and receive their medals and awards. The second will be for the 2021 winners. Both will be the same, except we’ll already know the outcome of the 2020 event.” Awards will be shipped to those creators who choose not to attend the ceremony in Italy next April.

Looking forward to the 2021 competition, the WPC governing committee also took steps to ease the burden on participating teams by announcing a 75% reduction in the team registration cost. The World Photographic is a not-for-profit organization committed to creating a one-of-a-kind event for the global photographic community. Recognizing the hardships being experienced by team organizers, the governing committee voted to reduce the usual fees from €400 to just €100. The expectation is that the reduced price will allow all teams to participate — sending a message that the international photographic industry is resilient, and will bounce back post COVID-19. “The reduced fee will fall well short of covering our costs for the event,” said Scozzi. “But as a committee we want to show the world that the photographic industry is strong, and that we aren’t going to be held down.”

Registration for the 2021 competition opened today and closes October 15th. To register, please go HERE 

The top10 images have been revealed! Discover the finalists and the Best of Nation winners!

The top 10 images in each of the World Photographic Cup’s six categories have been announced at Imaging USA by PPA CEO David Trust and WPC governing committee members Bert Behnke, Don MacGregor  and Tim Walden. The ceremony has been streamed on Facebook Live, and you can watch the entire ceremony here.

The finalist (Top 10) images are now running for individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals and the further placements in the Top 10 lists,  which will be finally announced, as long as the winning national teams  at the World Photographic Cup ceremony on March 23rd  in Rome, Italy.
Depending by their final ranking, all these images have the chance to help their country’ teams to win the World Photographic Cup 2020!

The announcement of the Top 10 images in each of the six categories has been preceded by the announcement of the Best of Nation awards. Since 2018,  the World Photographic Cup awards with the Best of Nation Award the authors of the highest scoring images from each of the participating countries.

These are the “Best of Nation Award” winners for 2020:

Luciano Andres Richino                   Team Argentina

Matthew Gianoulis                            Team Australia

Markus Hofstätter                             Team Austria

Jürgen de Witte                                 Team Belgium

Luciano Honorato                              Team Brazil

Amanda Beers                                   Team Canada

Alfonso Finlay                                   Team Chile

Lei Yao                                                Team China

Ezequiel Becerra                               Team Costa Rica

Richard Horák                                   Team Czech Republic

Lars Roed                                            Team Denmark

Mikaela Holmberg                            Team Finland

Nicolas Boutruche                             Team France

Enda Cavanagh                                  Team Ireland

Diego Pomanti                                   Team Italy

Kazuyoshi Shimoda               Team Japan

Roger Tan                              Team Malaysia

Félix Barra                             Team Mexico

Loren O’Connor                     Team New Zealand

Richard Wood                        also Team New Zealand (2 way tie)

Jeanette Larsen                      Team Norway

Noor Hussain                         Team Pakistan

Rodrigo Garcia                      Team Panama

Jose Antonio Herrera De Rivero   Team Perù

Christopher O. Magsino        Team Philippines

Jacek Kołodziejski                Team Poland

Diamantino Jesus                   Team Portugal

Igor Sakharov                        Team Russia

Assem Alsabban                    Team Saudi Arabia

Joseph Goh Meng Huat         Team Singapore

Dusan Holovej                       Team Slovakia

Vicente Esteban Abad           Team Spain

Laila Villebeck                      Team Sweden

Daniel Wenzel                       Team The Netherlands

Chris Chambers                     Team United Kingdom

Erich Caparas                         Team United States

Claudio Napolitano               Team Venezuela

Phan Thi Khanh                     Team Vietnam

 

And now the Top 10/ finalists in each and all of the 6 categories.
They are in a pure alphabetical order.

We’ll find out about the medalists and the winner of the World Photographic Cup on March 23rd in Rome, Italy.

 

The top 10 photographers in the commercial category are:

Nicolas Boutruche                 France

Enda Cavanagh                      Ireland

Shiyuan Gao                          China

Matthew Gianoulis                Australia

Luciano Honorato                  Brazil

Randy McNeilly                    United States

Diego Oliveira                       Brazil

Diego Pomanti                       Italy

Igor Sakharov                        Russia

Lei Yao                                  China

 

Our top 10 photographers in the illustrative category are:

Flavio Albino                         Brazil

Nicolas Boutruche                 France

Andre Gambini                      Brazil

Felix Hernandez                    Mexico

Diamantino Jesus                   Portugal

Michal Karcz                         Poland

Peter Rooney                         Malaysia

Sebastien Salamand               France

Roger Tan                              Malaysia

Daniel Wenzel                       The Netherlands

 

Our top 10 photographers in the nature category, which includes landscape and wildlife photography are:

Amanda Beers                        Canada

Steven Blandin                      United States

Tamara Blazquez                   Mexico

Chris Chambers                     United Kingdom

Peter Eastway                        Australia

Luciano Honorato                  Brazil

Tracey Lund                           United Kingdom

Luciano Andres Richino        Argentina

Christian Vizl                        Mexico

Kangfen Zhu                          China

 

The top 10 photographers in the portrait category are:

Jamie Bard-Dube                   Canada

Erich Caparas                        United States

Paulina Duczman                   Poland

Joao Guimaraes                     Brazil

Mikaela Holmberg                 Finland

Cassandra Jones                     Canada

Jeanette Larsen                      Norway

Aleksei Malikov                    Russia

Laila Villebeck                      Sweden

Kathy Wierda                        United States

 

The top 10 photographers in the reportage (or photojournalism) category are:

Ezequiel Becerra                   Costa Rica

Kristian Bogner                     Canada

Sylvia Borel                           France

Donell Gumiran                     The Philippines

Victor Medina                                   Mexico

Kim Poulsen                          Denmark

Marcel Rebro                         Slovakia

Siow Koi Soon                       Malaysia

Belle Verdiglione                  Australia

Yijiu Yang                             China

 

Finally, the top 10 photographers in the wedding category are:

Felix Barra                             Mexico

Igor Bulgak                            Russia

Shireen Hammond                 Australia

Haseo Hasegawa                    Japan

John Hellstrom                      Sweden

Sanjay Jogia                           United Kingdom

Andrey Julay                          Russia

Mario Munoz                         United States

Sam Sacramento                    Brazil

Roger Tan                              Malaysia

Lene Kristine Torgersen        Norway

 

Congratulations to all!

The galleries of all the awarded pictures are visible here:
TOP 10/Finalists Gallery (click to see)
Best of Nations Gallery (click to see)

 

The Best of nations, the Top 10 photographers and their team captains are all invited to attend the final WPC announcement in Rome and receiving their awards. Please visit www.wpcroma2020.com  for info, bookings and registrations.

 

 

WPC 2020 Finalists and best of Nation winners announcement on January 20, live on facebook!

The WPC 2020 top-10 finalists and the Best of Nation winners will be announced at Imaging USA, Nashville, TN, on January 20th, at the end of the Grand Imaging Award Ceremony. The Ceremony will start at 7.00 pm local time (CST – Central Time Zone) and the WPC announcement will be about 7.45 pm. The event will be streamed online on the WPC page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup/

Stay tuned!

Judging is closed – Finalists will be announced soon – WPC Rome 2020 Registrations are open

WPC 2020 Judging is Closed. What’s Next? All the images entered into the World Photographic Cup 2020 have been judged and they will be displayed in the “All entries 2020” gallery on our website soon, follow us on www.worldphotographiccup.org

The WPC 2020 top-10 finalists and the Best of Nation winners will be announced at Imaging USA, Nashville, TN, on January 20th, at the end of the Grand Imaging Award Ceremony. The Ceremony will start at 7.00 pm local time (CST – Central Time Zone) and the WPC announcement will be about 7.45 pm. The event will be streamed online on the WPC page on facebook. More details will follow.

WPC Rome 2020, Registrations are Open WPC continues to offer exciting new destinations for its annual ceremony! After the USA, France, Portugal, Japan, Australia and Norway, this time the announcement of the winners will take place in Rome, Italy on March 23, 2020.

The WPC Awards Ceremony will be the pinnacle of a 4 days rich program, starting on Saturday 21, also including the European FEP Awards announcement and a rich speakers program (English and Italian spoken) with some Italian Master Photographers and some WPC International award winners presentations and seminars, scheduled on Sunday 22 and Monday 23 morning. The program also includes some guided sightseeings and 2 optional post-event adventures, one to Tuscany and one to Sorrento/Amalfi Coast.

To register for this incredible event is now possible at www.wpcroma2020.com, where you may also find some accommodations tips. Watch out! For all the events of the program there is a limited number of attendees and will be necessary to book in advance, purchasing the tickets online. Register now!

Picture by © Simona Barrella, Studio Orizzonte Gallery, Rome, Italy

MEETING POINT – The space that will serve as a meeting point for the whole program will be the trendy and stylish “Studio Orizzonte Gallery“, located in the Parioli district, the most elegant area of the city of Rome, not far from the center. It will be hosted there the workshops, the entire speakers program, the WPC “face to face” meeting, and, from March 24th, the WPC winners exhibition, printed by ChromaLuxe

Picture by © Daniele Grasso, Italy

AWARDS CEREMONIES LOCATION – The Awards ceremonies for the FEP European competitions and WPC 2020, and the following dinners, will take place in the prestigious and historic Salone Margherita Theatre, one of the most elegant theatres in the capital, a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps.

There will be delegates from 40 countries attending, amazing photography, international fellowship, exciting programming, history, wine and food to live and savor.

If you have any questions, or you want more info, you may also message info@worldphotographiccup.org

 ChromaLuxe confirms extended Gold Sponsorship with WPC. The world leading manufacturer of HD Metal Photo Panels, ChromaLuxe, is happy to extend its partnership with WPC. To celebrate, ChromaLuxe will present WPC 2020 winners on a number of events all over the world. In anticipation of the Rome awards ceremony and the announcement of new WPC medalists, you can see award winning photos on ChromaLuxe panels at ao. Imaging USA. Please visit www.chromaluxe.com for more details.

WPC 2020, let’s the judging start!

After the registration phase, ended with an incredible new record of 43 teams, the validation phase of all submitted images to the WPC 2020 (Edition n.7) has also completed. The WPC committee chaired by Don MacGregor (Canada) examined over 700 images, noting in particular that the technical parameters were always respected, as well as the description of the 6 categories of the competition.
The judges will now begin the evaluation phase, starting from November 7th. The judgment criteria for the evaluation of the images are 4: impact, composition, technical excellence and vision. In assessing this last criterion, the WPC invited the judges to take full account of the descriptions of the various categories for the purposes of scoring.
From this moment on, all the authors that are part of the national teams and their images can be made public.
Best wishes to all the teams … and see you at Imaging USA 2020 for the announcement of the finalists and the “Best of Nations” (on January 20th in Nashville, TN) and in Italy, in Rome, on March 23rd for the proclamation of individual winners , of the best teams and to know which team will grab the cup! If you like to attend that event, and related initiatives (ceremonies, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and social activities), you can book online at www.wpcroma2020.com from mid-November.

 

 

WPC 2020: 41 countries competing from 5 continents!

Two months ago we said: “After the amazing number of 32 nations entered last year, our aim for this edition is to reach a new best ever record of national teams.” Now we are happy to announce that our goal has been achieved: we have 41 national teams registered! Our best wishes go to:

From North America: Canada, Mexico and United States
From South/Central America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Venezuela
From Asia: Bangladesh, China, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Vietnam
From Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom
From Oceania: Australia and New Zealand

Next steps are:
Registration Closes: October 15, 2019 (so still time to register new teams!)
Judging Phase: November/December 2019

Finalist and Best of Nation Awards will be announced on January 2020 at Imaging USA, in Nashville, TN.

The World Photographic Cup 2020 winners will be announced in Rome, Italy, on March, 23, 2020. The WPC Awards Ceremony will take place in the wonderful Salone Margherita, historic theater in the center of Rome.

Picture by © Daniele Grasso, Italy

 

The program of the whole event, which will start on Saturday March 21 and will end on Tuesday, March 24 (and will include also the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards Ceremony on March 22) will be available soon.

“To see the World Photographic Cup community reach 41 countries is very rewarding. I remember those first meetings when we were just exploring the concept of a worldwide event for photographers. WPC has now become a global movement! It is everything we had dreamed it could be. And it is exciting to think of what it will be in the future.”, said David Trust, PPA Chief Executive Officer and member of the WPC Governing Committee.

We are also happy to announce that ChromaLuxe will be once again our Gold Sponsor for another year!

“Again, we are delighted to, for the fourth consecutive year, partner with the World Photographic Cup. This global contest has proven to be an amazing gathering of creative minds from all over the world” says Erik Wiegman, managing director of Universal Woods, manufacturer of ChromaLuxe HD Metal prints. “For us, as Gold sponsor, it allows us to widen our network in the photographic world and to stay on top of what’s happening in this exciting industry”.

 

WPC Competition 2020 will start in a few days!

The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by the Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). After six years of strong global expansion, our one of a kind, olympic styled team competition, has managed to build a solid foundation in our efforts to become one of the world’s leading photographic events, thanks to our dedicated governing committee and colleagues from all over the world. Our goal remains the same as always: to continue creating friendships and uniting professional photographers worldwide.

On your marks! Get set! Go! The next competition (WPC 2020, n.7) will open for team registrations on June 1st 2019. It will possible to upload the pictures from July 1st, up to October 15. The judging phase will be finalized within the first half of December, and the finalists and best of nations authors will be announced once again at Imaging USA, the longest running photographic convention, next year in Nashville, TN, USA, from January 16th to 21st.

As for the WPC annual winners’ awards, you can rest assured that WPC will continue to offer new exciting destinations for its amazing ceremony! After USA, France, Portugal, Japan, Australia and Norway, you will be pleased to know that next year the winners’ announcement will be in Rome, Italy, on March 23rd, 2020!

The WPC ceremony in Rome will be preceded by the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards celebration, making the whole event even more appealing, on a very global scale.

It has been also decided that the venue for the announcement 2021 will be Guadalajara, Mexico!

After the amazing number of 32 nations entered last year, from five continents, our aim for the next edition is to reach a new best ever record of national teams.

We are constantly on the lookout for new ways to offer all entered teams our most efficient assistance to compete and win. The WPC rules will remain the same, including the six traditional categories (commercial, illustration, nature, portrait, reportage and wedding). However, you will notice a few changes in the portrait and wedding category descriptions, so that to help photographers to make their best possible choices.

The WPC Governing Committee likes to thank once again our instigating associations, our sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab, and each and every one teams captains and members for their support, and wishes to all national teams best of luck for the upcoming competition.

The World Photographic Cup will continue to deliver and live up to the photographers’ expectations for many years to come. Thank you for supporting the World Photographic Cup!

Team Australia wins the World Photographic Cup 2019!

Aussie…Aussie…Aussie…Team Australia wins the World Photographic Cup 2019!

After a second place last year in the home edition, in 2019 Team Australia wins its first WPC! Second place trophy went to USA, defending champion, with Mexico in the third place. In Norway, at the end of the celebration for the 125 anniversary from the foundation of the Norges Fotografforbund, the World Photographic Cup 2019 winners have been announced on April 8th in the historical “Drammens Teater”, in Drammen.

The WPC competition is truly a global organisation unlike any other in professional photography. This year 32 national photographic teams entered the edition n.6 of this one-of-a-kind competition, from Europe, Asia, North & South America and Oceania. This was the most ever.
All individual winners, the “Best of Nation” and the top 10 teams of the 2019 World Photographic Cup (WPC), have been announced and presented with their awards. The Ceremony has been broadcast online and watched from around the world.

Gold medal winning images
Individual gold medals for the 6 categories of the competition went to photographers from Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Mexico and USA (2), with Canada, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden and The Netherlands also joining the medal circle.  All winning images, thanks to the WPC Gold Sponsor ChromaLuxe will be visible for 4 weeks at the Fotografien Hus in Oslo.

Lists of medals winners – in the actual order of rank (from Gold to Bronze)
COMMERCIAL: Patricia Soon Mei Yung (Malaysia), Dusan Holovej (Slovakia), Mark Engelen (The Netherlands)
ILLUSTRATION: Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (Finland), Nicolas Boutruche (France), Diogo Freitas (Portugal)
NATURE: Christian Vizl (Mexico), Michael Smith (Australia), Richard Horák (Czech Republic)
PORTRAIT: Erich Caparas (USA), Damien Bowerman (Australia), Victoria West (Canada)
REPORTAGE: Michael Teo (Australia), Per Ekdahl (Sweden), Lacey Barratt (Australia)
WEDDING: Michael Loizzi (United States), Felix Barra (Mexico), Yeo Tun Boon (Malaysia)

The TOP 10 TEAMS circle!
The top 3 scores in each category receive medals. But the Top 10 scores in each category count towards their country’s team total (10 points for the Gold, 9 for the Silver, and so on. So every photographer whose image ends up in the Top 10 contributes points to their team’s total).

2019 Cup Winner Australia: 56 point, 4 medals (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze) and 3 Top 10 finishers
Second place USA: 40 points, 2 Gold medals, and 4 Top 10 finishers
Third place Mexico: 38,5 points, 1 Gold and 1 silver medal, and 5 Top 10 finishers
4th place Malaysia: 32 points, 1 Gold and 1 Bronze medal, and 3 Top 10 finishers
5th place Finland: 29,5 points, 1 Gold medal and 6 Top 10 finishers
6th place Slovakia: 15 points, 1 Silver medal and 2 Top 10 finishers
7th place Spain: 12 points, 3 Top 10 finishers
8th place Sweden: 11 points, 1 Silver medal and 1 Top 10 finisher
2 way tie at the 9th place Czech Republic: 10 points, 1 Bronze Medal and 2 Top 10 finishers and The Netherlands: 10 points, 1 Bronze Medal and 3 Top 10 finishers.

The complete list of winners and their pictures are available , click below:
60 Finalist Gallery 
32 Best Of Nation Gallery
The pictures of the Ceremony will be also available soon.

Reactions
AUSTRALIA – John Swainston, President of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).
“Oh my goodness! That is absolutely brilliant! It goes to show that entering every year enables a nation’s entries to grow in quality. Having finished on the podium three times previously, now our team has won. On top of hosting WPC in Sydney in 2018, tonight’s win is a tribute to our Australian Team, to the hard work of our Team Captain, Sue Lewis, and to the AIPP members who’s fine work enabled us to submit so many excellent images. AIPP also congratulates all of the other finalists and a gives a huge thank you to the organisers, host nation Norway and sponsors Chromaluxe and Koylab for making it all possible.”

USA – Audrey Wancket, President of Professional Photographers of America
“The 2019 World Photographic Cup in Drammen, Norway represented everything that is good about the photographic industry. Photographers from all over the world sharing their talents, experience, and friendship. This is the photographic industry at its best -there is nothing else like this in photography. Of course, we express our deepest congratulations to our friends with Team Australia who put together a beautiful combination of images. They are very deserving of this year’s World Cup. We are already excited about the opportunity to compete along side with all of our friends in the worldwide photographic community again next year!”

MEXICO – Marian Bliss Blake, Team Captain of the Team Mexico
“Mexico is ecstatic to be participating for the 4th consecutive year in what truly is the Olympics of Photography. Participating in this world wide competition has not only allowed our photographers to grow in talent to unprecedented levels, but also to make good friends around the world. We look forward to continuing to participate in the World Photographic Cup & seeing it grow globally.”

Truls Løtvedt, President of Norges Fotografforbund Association of Norway, Host Event Country. “What an outstanding performance from the Australian team this year! Wonderful images resulting into a well deserved 1st place. And what a great event in prestigious Drammens Teater, honoring all the winners in a fabulous way. We, the Norwegian association NFF, love having been chosen to host this incredible competition award ceremony, and look forward to competing for the WPC again the coming years. Well done, Aussies!”

Giuseppe Scozzi WPC Chief Executive. “There is not in the world a program with photography like this, which is able to conjugate international fellowship and national pride, and moreover respect for professional photographers worldwide”. The WPC CEO also thanked the Norges Fotografforbund for having organized such a beautiful event, and announced that the dates and venue of the next WPC announcements will be announced in a very short while. “We received candidacies from the Americas, Asia and Europe for hosting the next editions, and the WPC governing committee is at work to define who will be the hosting countries and towns for the next 3 editions”. He finally thanked the WPC gold sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab, two important companies related to the photographic market, for their continuous support to the project and to the professional photographers around the globe.

WPC Finals, follow the live streaming!

On Monday, April, 8th, 2019, the winners of the World Photographic Cup 2019 will be revealed. The announcement will be held in Drammen, Norway, at 07.45 pm Central Europe Time.

We are happy to announce that the ceremony will be broadcast on livestream! You just have to follow us at:

https://vimeo.com/328134723

Don’t miss this truly global event! The streaming will start at 07.30 pm CET.

The amazing winning images will be shown during the ceremony and displayed for almost four weeks at Fotografiens Hus in Oslo, thanks to ChromaLuxe, our Gold Sponsor.

“We value the World Photographic Cup for the support and recognition it brings to photographic talents. Being the Gold Sponsor allows us to engage with a global community of creatives and discuss trends and print technologies” , said Erik Wiegman, Managing Director of Universal Woods EMEA, manufacturer of ao. ChromaLuxe HD Metal photo panels. “Being able to connect our premium print media with the best photographers of the world means a great deal to us.”

Thank you ChromaLuxe !

Who will take home the 2019 World Cup?

That is the question we will answer in just ten days!

The World Photographic Cup (WPC) was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and since then the event continues to grow. This year a record number or 32 countries entered the competition, including new countries from Central and South America, and judging the stunning images which have been submitted has not been an easy job…

 

“The judging committee watched closely as the judges analysed each and every image. We can say with complete enthusiasm that the judges put their heart and soul into each and every score. The very exciting part of the process is the results. I don’t mean the medallists, which will be made known in a short time”, said Don MacGregor, chairman of the Judging Committee. “I am referencing the very subtle difference from the top score to the bottom, added Don MacGregor. “In virtually every category, the difference is less than a few points and many positions are decided by 100th’s of a point. That means that every entrant, every country is in the game. Every entrant and every country should be proud of their efforts.”

Last year the WPC has been held in Sydney, Australia, and the US Team won the cup.

“As a past host of the World Photographic Cup presentation, I have experienced first-hand the WPC’s goal to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship. There is no better way to build worldwide ties and make long standing friendships than by hosting the WPC announcement presentation in your own country, alongside one of your local events”, said Kylie Lyons, member of the WPC organizing committee.

The city of Drammen, in Norway, will be the place for hosting the WPC FINALS 2019. The date for the event is April 8th and the venue will be at the historical Drammens Teater. “Both our Norwegian Association and myself are looking forward to hosting the WPC award ceremony in Norway, to meeting our international friends in person”, answered Truls Løtvedt, President of the Norges Fotografforbund, “and to be given the possibility to enjoy beautiful images together. Both on screen during the ceremony and also exhibited at the event and for almost four weeks at Fotografiens Hus in Oslo, where the stunning winning images will be displayed, thanks to ChromaLuxe, WPC Gold Sponsor.  I am certain this will be an event to be remembered, both nationally and internationally”.

  

“This year will have a record number of international delegates gathering in Norway… almost 150 from 20 countries. Of course, I can’t give you any anticipation about the winners”, said Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC CEO. “However, I can say that the true internationality is demonstrated by the fact that within the 18 medal winners, there are represented 12 countries from 4 continents!”.

Again, who will take home the 2019 World Cup?

Pictures of Don MacGregor, Kylie Lyons, the 2018 US team, Truls Løtvedt and Giuseppe Scozzi.

Thanks to our WPC 2019 international judging panel!

While waiting for the exciting WPC 2019 awards ceremony in Norway almost to come, and really looking forward to celebrate the winners, the World Photographic Cup Governing Committee wants to say “THANKS!” to our International Judges!

Without the professionalism and the passion of all our judges, representing 24 different nations in 4 continents, our competition could not even take place…

This is our amazing judging panel:

David Evans, Australia
Michael Jansenberger, Austria
Carl Lapeirre, Belgium
Mark Laurie, Canada
Shengjun Zhou, China
Zdeněk Lhoták, Czech Republic
Tiina Haring, Finland
Pierre Delaunay, France
Tom Doherty, Ireland
Corrado Poli, Italy
Masaaki Oyama, Japan
Julieta Broustau, Latin America
Kuan Tan, Malaysia
Miguel Alonso Cáceres, Mexico
Jens Eldøy, Norway
Naveid Ahmed Siddiqui, Pakistan
João Carlos, Portugal
Sergey Bogaitsev, Russia
Ryan Wong, Singapore
Tony Limeres, Spain
Tord Saxin, Sweden
Ad Vereijken, The Netherlands
Bella West, UK
Carl Caylor, USA

A big “thanks” must also go to our precious WPC Validation and Judging committee, chaired by Don MacGregor from Canada and composed by Kylie Lyons, Australia, Noboru Okamoto, Japan and Jørgen Brandt, Denmark.

WPC 2019 Top 10 and Best of Nation awards announced!

For the sixth year in a row the top 10 images in each of the World Photographic Cup’s six categories have been announced at Imaging USA by PPA CEO David Trust and WPC governing committee members Bert Behnke and Don Dickson. The ceremony has been broadcast on Facebook Live. If you love beautiful images… and we know you do… you are in the right place, and you can watch the entire ceremony here.

To be a Top 10 image is important, because it means that all these images are in the running for individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals which will be presented at the World Photographic Cup ceremony on April 8th in Drammen, Norway.
It also means that each of these images… and their creators…. have the chance to help their country to win the World Photographic Cup.

The announcement of the Top 10 in each of the World Photographic Cup categories has been preceded by the announcement of the Best of Nation awards. In 2018 the World Photographic Cup began awarding the Best of Nation Award to the authors of the highest scoring images from each of the participating countries.

These are the 32 Best of Nation Award winners for 2019:
From Australia… Michael Teo
From Austria… Sebastien Ouvrard
From Bangladesh… Pinu Rahman
From Belgium… Jurgen De Witte
From Canada… Victoria West
From China… Xiaodong Gao
From Colombia… Henry Agudelo
From the Czech Republic… Richard Horak
From Denmark… Michael With
From Finland… Onni Wiljami Kinnunen
From France… Nicolas Boutruche
From Germany… Uli Staiger
From Ireland… Roger O’Sullivan
From Italy… Patrizia Burra
From Japan… Keiichiro Matsuo
From the Latin American team… Hernan Santiago
From Malaysia… Patricia Soon Mei Yung
From Mexico… Christian Vizl
From New Zealand… Shar Hays
From Norway… Kristoffer Wittrup
From Pakistan… Tariq Hameed Sulemani
From Panama… Javier Alejandro Solis
From the Philippines… Christopher Magsino
From Portugal… Diogo Freitas
From Russia… Aleksandr Chaldrian
From Singapore… Chew Seng Kim
From Slovakia… Dusan Holovej
From Spain… Angeles Mesa Martin
From Sweden… Per Ekdahl
From the Netherlands… Mark Engelen
From the United Kingdom… Richard Bradbury
And from the United States… Michael Loizzi

And now the Top 10/ finalists in each and all of the 6 categories.
They are presented just in alphabetical order.

We’ll find out about the medalists and the winner of the World Photographic Cup in April in Drammen, Norway.

The top 10 Commercial image creators:
Jurgen DeWitte, Belgium
Mark Engelen, Netherlands
Kaj Ewart, Finland
Matthew Gianoulis, Australia
Dusan Holovej, Slovakia
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Otakar Metlicka, Czech Republic
Eric Ruiz, Mexico
Patricia Soon Mei Yung, Malaysia
Kristoffer Wittrup, Norway

Our top 10 Illustrative/digital art image creators:
Nicolas Boutruche, France
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Dan Francis, United States
Diogo Freitas, Portugal
Ricardo Galvan, Mexico
Hector Gomez, Mexico
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Ben Shirk, United States
Uli Staiger Germany

Nature Category, which includes landscape and wildlife photography. The top 10 image creators for 2019 are:
Richard Horak, Czech Republic
Hein Htet, Singapore
Christopher Magsino, Philippines
Antonio Pastrana, Mexico
Khaichuin Sim, Malaysia
Michael Smith, Australia
Chris Vander Velde, United States
Markus Varesvuo, Finland
Christian Vizl, Mexico
Xinmei Wang, China

The top 10 portrait images creators:
Damien Bowerman, Australia
Erich Caparas, United States
Keren Dobia, Australia
Ramiro Gaytan, Mexico
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Angeles Mesa Martin, Spain
Martina Nemcekova, Slovakia
Martina Warenfeldt, Sweden
Victoria West, Canada

Reportage… or photojournalism. The top 10 images belong to:

Henry Agudelo, Colombia
Lacey Barratt, Australia
Mario Bejagan Cardenas, Philippines
Per Ekdahl, Sweden
Milos Fic, Czech Republic
Tan Kok Chaon, Malaysia
Alfonso Novo, Spain
Chew Seng Kim, Singapore
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Michael Teo, Australia

And finally the last category is Weddings. The top 10 wedding image creators are:

Felix Barra, Mexico
Mauro Cantelmi, Australia
C.K. Chau, Malaysia
Xiaodong Gao, China
Michael Loizzi, United States

Keiichiro Matsuo, Japan
Mario Munoz, United States
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain
Yeo Tun Boon, Malaysia
Manola van Leeuwe, Netherlands

The galleries of all the awarded pictures are visible here:
Finalists gallery (click to see)
Best of Nation Award Gallery (click to see)

WPC Top 10 and Best of Nations 2019 announced live on facebook in a few hours!

In a few hours… the 60 finalist images and their authors (from 22 different countries!), and 32 best of nations will be announced!

Once again: the announcement will take place as the last part of the Grand Imaging Awards Ceremony, on Monday, January 21st, at 7:00pm local time (EST), at Imaging USA, in Atlanta, USA.

The ceremony will be broadcasted live on PPA’s page , at  this page (click to go directly) : www.Facebook.com/OurPPA

Do not forget to check what time will be in your country!

Best of luck to all our finalists and Best of Nation! Have fun watching our amazing images live from Atlanta or on your screens around the world.

One week to the WPC 2019 finalists announcement!

Only 1 week until the 60 finalist images and their authors (from 22 different countries!), and 32 best of nations are announced! Once again: the announcement will take place as the last part of the Grand Imaging Awards Ceremony, on Monday, January 21st, at 7:00pm local time (EST), at Imaging USA, in Atlanta, USA

The ceremony will be broadcasted live on PPA’s page , at www.Facebook.com/OurPPA , do not forget to check what time will be in your country!

We are also happy to announce that our Gold Sponsor ChromaLuxe  is providing both a 2018 WPC Medallists display and a 2019 Team USA display for IUSA. Both displays at Imaging USA will be in the IPC Gallery area, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia USA, January 20-22, 2019.

Best of luck to all our finalists and Best of Nation! Have fun watching our amazing images live from Atlanta or on your screens around the world.

…2 weeks to the finalists announcement…

Happy New Year from the WPC 2019 organization!

Only 2 weeks until the finalists and best of nations are announced! As you may have heard, the announcement will take place during the Grand Imaging Awards, on Monday, January 21st, at 7:00pm local time (EST), at Imaging USA, in Atlanta, USA..  Live broadcasts on Facebook will be organized for the event, so visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/worldphotographiccup/ , and do not forget to check what time will be in your country!

While waiting for the finalists and the “best of nation” of the current edition, what’s better than rediscovering all the images that have won last year? All winning images, and an accurate information on their authors are online, thanks to the Belgian association U2PF, and its President Edoardo Piccinini, who have dedicated the entire edition of their last 2018 monthly magazine “UtoP” to the results of the WPC 2018.

In the online magazine,  you can discover the photographs of the winners as well as the finalists from all participating countries. You just have to visit the site http://www.u-to-p.eu/, click on the “English” version header , and then on “new_edition” .

Enjoy!

Discover the WPC entries 2019

The WPC Governing Committee is proud to present all of the entries to the 2019 edition of the World Photographic Cup. The images have been judged and the first round of results will be announced on January 21 at Imaging USA!

WPC Entries Gallery 2019

 

WPC 2019: Judging completed!

The “moderation phase” of the World Photographic Cup 2019 (6th edition, with a record number of 32 national teams) is on the way to verify that the judging has been done in a total accordance with the rules and to compute the results.
“The WPC governing committee would like to express a sincere Thank You to all the participating judges”, said Don MacGregor, Chairman of the Judging Committee. “Your dedication and knowledge contributes to establishing the highest standards of photographic excellence around the world.”
All entries will be published in the next few days.

The Top 10 announcement will take place during the Grand Imaging Awards , on Monday, January 21st, at 7:00pm local time, at Imaging USA, in Atlanta, USA. The best scored images from each teams will be also announced at Imaging USA.

The “best of nation” authors, will be presented with their “nation awards” on Monday, April, 8th in Drammen, Norway, where all Medallists and Team Winners will be finally announced.

Live broadcasts on social media will be organized for all the mentioned events.

A new world record for the World Photographic Cup 2019 !

Official registration has closed for WPC 2019. In its sixth edition, the competition has achieved a new record of participation, with 32 teams from 4 continents. The Olympic styled photographic team competition open to professionals and best authors of each country, was conceived and is carried out every year from 2013 by the FEP (Federation of European Photographers) and by the PPA (Professional Photographers of America), with the cooperation of other international organisations , UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography) and AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers), continues to grow and get global consensus.
In total will be 17 European countries, 7 from Asia, 6 Americans and 2 from Oceania to contend the prestigious Cup, which was won last year by the U.S. representation. This year, for the first time, Bangladesh, Panama and a collective representation of Latin American countries are participating.
The competition is currently in the “judging phase”. International judges will examine about 600 photographs (18 for each team). The top – 10 (finalists) of the six categories in which the competition has always been divided (portrait, wedding, reportage, commercial, nature and illustration) and the “Best of Nations”, that is, the authors of the photos that will receive the highest score for each team, they will be announced at Imaging USA 2019, in Atlanta, on January 20.
The individual medals and the team ranking, which is given by the sum of the best results obtained by the team-members, will be announced in Drammen, Norway, on April 8, 2019. The team receiving the highest score will win the prestigious World Photographic Cup 2019.
” The WPC Governing Committee and our proud Gold Sponsors , ChromaLuxe and KoyLab wish to all team best luck ! There is no other photographic contest that offers participants the prestige and honour of defending the colours of their country in a spirit of friendship and co-operation, said Giuseppe Scozzi, CEO of the event, on behalf of the organizing Committee. This is the simple secret of a competition that attracts more attention every year in the world of photography. “

Thanks for the continuing support

The WPC Governing Committee expresses its gratitude for the following national teams for their continuing support by entering all 5 editions of the World Photographic Cup from 2014 to 2018.

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Japan
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Portugal
Slovakia
Spain
United States

We congratulate all of you for supporting your national members to compete in spirit of friendship and cooperation with their colleagues around the world.

WPC at Photokina

We are happy to inform all our winners that the WPC Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals 2018 will be exhibited at Photokina, at the CV/WPC/FEP stand A006, in hall 2.1!

Come and visit us from 26 to 29 September 2018.

Thanks to the FEP German association Central Verband and to our Gold sponsor #ChromaLuxe who printed the pictures!

 

 

The World Photographic Cup 2019 is open for entries!

Dear fellow photographers from all over the world!
it’s time to start to create your new national team for the edition 2019 of the WPC!

The number 6 World Photographic Cup is coming up: are you ready for a new amazing experience?
Registrations are open, and the competition will close on October 31st

Last edition, we had thirty countries participating, the highest number in our five year history. Our goal for 2019 is to have at least forty countries participating and we hope you consider being a part of it. Becoming a participant not only will offer more opportunities for the photographers you represent, but it can inspire national pride and give your association or country a high recognition with your members and others, worldwide.

Teams generally are created by a national association, but if you are not a part of an association, consider applying/organizing a WPC team from your country!

You can find information on the competition and all you need to know about the WPC here

Please feel free to reach out to us: if you have any questions, contact our CEO, Giuseppe Scozzi (Italy) at ceo@worldphotographiccup.org 

And follow us on Facebook!

Winners Reactions : Dan McClanahan

We received this very kind feedback from Dan McClanahan, member of Team USA and winner of a Bronze Medal in the Nature category of the World Photographic Cup 2018

“My experience at the World Photographic Cup finals in Australia was one I’ll never forget. While winning a bronze medal and being a part of the winning team was a thrill, the real heart of the trip was in the relationships I made with passionate photographers from around the globe. It was encouraging to speak with artists from other cultures and discover how similar we are despite language barriers. We are all storytellers with deep respect for the photographic craft. When I’m at home I tend not to think far beyond my community bubble, but seeing global work and the passion behind it inspires me to push myself harder this year.

I loved being a part of the event!!!”

–  Dan McClanahan, Nature & Wildlife Bronze Medalist, WPC 2018

Dan’s Bronze Medal Winning Image:
Dan McClanahan, United States | Bronze Medal, Nature (Landscape and Wildlife) | World Photographic Cup 2018

See all of the Medal Winning Images from WPC 2018

Thanks to our WPC 2018 International Judging Panel

The World Photographic Cup wants to say a BIG “THANKS!” to the WPC 2018 International Judging Panel! The cooperation and the work of our judges is a precious resource for us an an high quality contribution to the world of professional photographers!

Special thanks to:
AUSTRALIA, Robyn Campbell
AUSTRIA, Franz Helmreich
BELGIUM, Carl Lapeirre
BRAZIL, Elyabe Felype de Oliveira
CANADA, Mark Laurie
CHINA, Shengjun Zhou
COLOMBIA, Elizabeth Arboleda Selden
CZECH REPUBLIC, Zdeněk Lhoták
DENMARK, Jens Erik Baek
FINLAND, Vesa Tyni
FRANCE, Bernard Audry
IRELAND, Tom Doherty
ITALY, Corrado Poli
JAPAN, Yoshiyuki Mutoh
MALAYSIA, Kuan Tan
MEXICO, Veronica Esqueda
NEW ZEALAND, Neil Williams
NORWAY, Jens Eldøy
PAKISTAN, Muneer Ahmed
PHILIPPINES, George Cabig
PORTUGAL, Carlos Marques
RUSSIA, Sergey Bogaitsev
SINGAPORE, Matthew Tan
SLOVAKIA, Stanislav Mihalik
SPAIN, Jesús Miguel Muel De Dios
THAILAND, Waranun Chutchawantipakorn
UK, Chris Harper
USA, Jessica Vogel
WPC Jury Chairman Jorgen Brandt, Denmark

WPC 2019: Drammen, Norway will be the place!

The city of Drammen, in Norway, will be the place for hosting the WPC FINALS 2019!  The dates for the event is April 8th  and the venue is planned to be at the Drammen Theater.
Following the decision of the WPC Governing Committee, the news of Norway being the chosen arena for the 2019 WPC finals was received with enthusiasm and joy by local association. A special committee has already started the planning, booking venues and looking for adequate program for the lectures.
Here are some links you might be interested to visit:
http://www.drammensteater.no/https://www.facebook.com/105166962858815/photos/817336814975156/
http://www.borsenfestlokaler.no/

“I look forward to meeting and hosting you all in Norway on  April 2019 – said Truls Lotvedt, President of FEP and the Norwegian association  –  celebrating our international friendship and cooperation, together with the hosting of one more exciting WPC finals event. I hope that the international guests also will take the opportunity to extend their stay in our beautiful country for some more days, at least we will spread information to make that a tempting thought “

World Photographic Cup Winners 2018, team USA back on top!

Amazing Team USA are back on top!

The World Photographic Cup 2018 winners announced.

30 national photographic teams entered the fifth edition of this one-of-a-kind competition, from Europe, Asia, North & South America and Oceania.

In the end, though, there could only be one winning country, and after winning the cup in 2014 and in 2015, the winner of the 2018 World Photographic Cup is Team USA!

Second place went to Australia, with Mexico in the third place.

The individual winners and the cup winning team of the 2018 World Photographic Cup (WPC), were announced on May 6th in the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney, as part of Head On Photo Festial.
The competition was sponsored by the Federation of European Professional Photographers, Professional Photographers of America, United Asian Professional Photography and this year the event was hosted by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.

Gold medal winning images

Individual gold medals went to photographer from to Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Singapore and USA:

See all of the winning images

Reactions

“Congratulations to Team USA for winning the WPC for the 3rd time, and to all the winners! An incredible competition, with a huge variety of winners from four continents is exactly what the WPC committee was hoping for”, commented Kylie Lyons, representing Australia at the WPC Governing Committee. “It has been amazing to host the ceremony and to see so many photographers and so many beautiful images coming from around the globe!”.

“There has never been a program with photography like this”, added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “We really experienced a groundswell of enthusiasm from photographers to create the finest they can in the hope of representing their country!”

The WPC CEO also thanked the AIPP for having organized such a beautiful event, and announced that the next WPC finals will be held in Drammen, Norway on April 8th , 2019.

He finally thanked the WPC gold sponsors CHROMALUXE and KOYLAB, two important companies related to the photographic market, for their continuous support to the project and to the professional photographers around the globe.

1 week to the WPC Finals!

ONE WEEK to the WPC finals in Sydney!

Fever is growing, pending to know the final results of WPC 2018!

We already know the names of the “best of nations” authors for each team,  and those of all the 60 finalists. But who of them will be a medal winner, and in which order? Above all, which team will engrave its name in the “big cup” immediately after that of Portugal in 2017?
The WPC travelling cup is already on place, waiting to be presented to the captain of the winning team.

The ceremony will be in Sydney, on the Chauvel Cinema hall, on Sunday , 06 May 2018, starting at  05:30 PM local time (it will be 8:30am in UTC – 0). We’ll have official delegations from all our instigating partners (FEP, PPA, UAPP and AIPP) and both our gold sponsors (ChromaLuxe and KoyLab).

It is confirmed that the ceremony will be on streaming. The link will be circulated in due time, SO STAY UNED AND FOLLOW  US ON FACEBOOK!

30 WPC Best of Nations awarded!

The winners of WPC will be revealed  in just over a month’s time, on May 6th, in Sydney, Australia. Before reaching the most attention for the WPC Finals and to reveal the cherry on top of the cake, meaning which team will get the WPC Cup 2018, the World Photographic Cup’s Best of Nation winners have been rewarded today in Bray, Ireland .

With this ceremony, the WPC inaugurated a special award for the authors of each team’s best image.

The winners of the Nation Awards have been presented with their “best of team” certificates by the members of the WPC Governing Committee, Jean Félix Bernetel and Neil Warner. “With this brand new award, WPC intends to give just recognition to the authors of the highest scored images entered by each and all teams”, said Jean Félix. “We saw a really superb collection of images from all over the world!”, added Neil Warner.

All attending Best of nation winners or their representatives have also received a luxury print of their winning images offered by the WPC Gold Sponsor ChromaLuxe.

Best congratulations to all the 30 winners!

Images available soon online!

Here are the winners:

Australia, Keren Dobia (portrait)
Austria, Markus Berger (reportage)
Belgium, Ann Coppens (nature)
Brazil, Jackson Carvalho de Albuquerque (commercial)
Canada, Paul Wright (reportage)
China, Xiaojun Fan (wedding)
Colombia, Henry Agudelo Cano (reportage)
Czech Republic, Ladislav Kamarád (nature)
Denmark, Cristina Reuter (reportage)
Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (commercial)
France, Gaétan Lecire (portrait)
Ireland, Vincent O’Byrne (illustration)
Italy, Massimo Giorgetta (nature)
Japan, Haseo Hasegawa (portrait)
Latvia, Eleonora Grigorjeva (commercial)
Malaysia, EngTong Tan (nature)
Mexico, Eduardo Gómez (illustration)
New Zealand, Loren O’Connor (portrait)
Norway, Stig Håvard Dirdal (commercial)
Pakistan, Gulraiz Ghouri (nature)
Philippines, Bob Lacson (nature)
Portugal, Diamantino Jesus (illustration)
Russia, Igor Sakharov (commercial)
Singapore, Raymond Phang (wedding)
Slovakia, Dušan Holovej (commercial)
Spain, Jesús de Pedro García (nature)
Sweden, Andreas Varro (commercial)
Thailand, Nophadon Achasuntisuk (reportage)
United Kingdom, Gerry Coe (nature)
United States, Gail Nogle (reportage)

Sydney, Australia, May 6th, 5:30pm: looking forward to the World Photographic Cup (WPC) Finals!

WPC is pleased to announce that arrangements are now being finalised for the WPC Awards Ceremony to be the final event of the two-day conference program of the Head On Photo Festival on the Festival’s opening weekend. The WPC Awards Ceremony will be held in Sydney, on May 6th at 5.30pm at the Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford Street, Paddington.

Giuseppe Scozzi, Chief Executive Officer of WPC said “WPC is excited to be holding the 5th annual WPC Awards Ceremony in Australia. This will be the 4th continent to host the Awards Ceremony as WPC continues to grow and deliver on its goal of uniting photographers from around the world in a spirit of friendship and co-operation”.

Kylie Lyons, WPC Organizing Committee Member and a past President and Board member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), who lives and works in Sydney said “There will be a strong audience for WPC in Sydney. Australia looks forward to giving WPC delegates from around the world a very warm welcome. As a member of the WPC Organizing Committee and a proud Australian I am sure that the program of events will both delight international visitors and give strong recognition to the winners to be announced at the Awards Ceremony on the Sunday night (May 6th). With over 400 AIPP member in Sydney alone, in addition to the Festival attendees, we strongly believe we will have a very celebratory audience”.

As in previous years, there will be a number of events surrounding the Award Ceremony to create opportunities for local and international guests to mingle, interact on the profession, discuss the creative direction of photography and of course, form friendships. These are in addition to the numerous Festival events around the city.

“I am excited to know that WPC delegates will be in attendance”, said Head On Photo Festival Director, Moshe Rosenzweig. Head On features a number of international and local photographers as guest presenters and exhibitors. The Head On Opening occurs the prior Friday night, May 4th, attracting over 1,000 photographers and is attended by the State Minister for the Arts, as well as other dignitaries. It is a truly wonderful gathering and all WPC delegates are to be invited to attend.

ABOUT HEAD ON

The Head On Photo Festival will run in Sydney throughout May on the Festival’s opening weekend. Head On is Australia’s largest Photo Festival. Last year half a million people attended exhibitions and events or were exposed to Head On. Over a month-long Festival some 180 Photo exhibitions and more than 400 photo artists are featured around the City of Sydney and suburbs. Visitors to Sydney will be able to view some 70 photographic events and exhibitions around the city in the first week of the Festival alone! The 2018 Festival program will be announced soon.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE

To register your attendance at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Sydney, please complete the form at www.trybooking.com/USFB . You can also register for the other WPC events, such as the WPC Welcome at the Head On Opening Night, WPC Sydney Walking Tour, BBQ Lunch and Native Animal Experience and WPC Stakeholders Meeting from the continue shopping location. Other exciting events are being planned. Look out for more information soon.

Thanks to our Gold Sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab!

WPC 2018 Nation Awards: presentation of the winners LIVE on facebook

 

Next Sunday, March 25, at 17.00 GMT / 16.00 CET during the FEP Awards Ceremony in Bray, Ireland, the WPC will present the winners of the WPC BEST OF NATION Award 2018! (Attention, on that day there will be the time change!)

Watch the ceremony LIVE on facebook, the event will be broadcast on facebook at the WPC official page!

Stay tuned, follow us!

Important Announcement: World Photographic Cup (WPC) 2018 Awards Ceremony now in Sydney, Australia

The venue for the 2018 Awards Ceremony has been moved from Seaworld on the Gold Coast to Sydney, Australia. This is as a result of several unforeseen factors that meant it was in the best interest of the event and international guests to make the change.

Importantly, the dates of 4-7 May and activities will remain exactly the same.

The WPC recognizes this may cause some inconvenience for those that have already booked their travel and hopes that can easily be resolved. Having said that, the change of venue will ensure a much better experience for guests as well as local photographers.

In fact, this presents an exciting opportunity for WPC and guests. The largest photographic festival in the southern hemisphere, the Head On Photo Festival will be held in Sydney from 4-20 May 2018.

The 2018 WPC program will be announced soon!

WPC apologizes for any inconvenience and more importantly sees a much better experience in Sydney as photographers from around the planet celebrate photographic and artistic achievement.

 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen…. The WPC 2018 Nation Awards! 

While waiting for the winners ultimate announcement, to be made in Australia on next May 5th,  the World Photographic Cup and the Gold Sponsor ChromaLuxe are happy to announce the 30 winners of  the WPC 2018 Nation Awards!

The World Photographic Cup is really a unique Olympics-styled event, featuring the best photographers from all over the world representing  their countries and competing as national teams in a spirit of friendship and unity.  With this brand new award, WPC intends to give just recognition to the authors of the highest scored images entered by each and all teams.

The winners of the Nation Awards will be presented with their “best of team” certificates and a luxury ChromaLuxe print (40cm by up to 80cm depending by the image ratio), on Sunday March 25th, at the Royal Hotel in Bray (Dublin), Ireland, as part of the celebration of the FEP European Awards 2018.

Here is our best of teams list:

Australia, Keren Dobia (portrait)
Austria, Markus Berger (reportage)
Belgium, Ann Coppens (nature)
Brazil, Jackson Carvalho de Albuquerque (commercial)
Canada, Paul Wright (reportage)
China, Xiaojun Fan (wedding)
Colombia, Henry Agudelo Cano (reportage)
Czech Republic, Ladislav Kamarád (nature)
Denmark, Cristina Reuter (reportage)
Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (commercial)
France, Gaétan Lecire (portrait)
Ireland, Vincent O’Byrne (illustration)
Italy, Massimo Giorgetta (nature)
Japan, Haseo Hasegawa (portrait)
Latvia, Eleonora Grigorjeva (commercial)
Malaysia, EngTong Tan (nature)
Mexico, Eduardo Gómez (illustration)
New Zealand, Loren O’Connor (portrait)
Norway, Stig Håvard Dirdal (commercial)
Pakistan, Gulraiz Ghouri (nature)
Philippines, Bob Lacson (nature)
Portugal, Diamantino Jesus (illustration)
Russia, Igor Sakharov (commercial)
Singapore, Raymond Phang (wedding)
Slovakia, Dušan Holovej (commercial)
Spain, Jesús de Pedro García (nature)
Sweden, Andreas Varro (commercial)
Thailand, Nophadon Achasuntisuk (reportage)
United Kingdom, Gerry Coe (nature)
United States, Gail Nogle (reportage)

The WPC 2018 Nation Awards gallery will appear after the event in Dublin.

Congratulations, see you in Ireland!

– check HERE all the WPC 2018 entries – 

The World Photographic Cup 2018 finalists have been announced!

January 15th, 2018, Nashville, TN, USA

Individual top-10 finalists  at the 2018 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography,  have been finally announced on January 15th, 2018, in Nashville, USA , during the PPA Grand National Awards event, at Imaging USA 2018.

This year, 21 teams have at least one finalist image!

The top 10 images in the six categories went to (all finalists are in alphabetical order):

Commercial

Andrey Bronnikov, Russia
Felix Hernández, Mexico
Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Brent Lewis, USA
Angela Miller, Australia
Vincent O’Byrne, Ireland
Igor Sakharov, Russia
Ben Shirk, USA
Andreas Varro, Sweden

Illustration

José D´Almeida, Portugal
Diogo Freitas, Portugal
Eduardo Gómez, Mexico
Felix Hernández, Mexico
Diamantino Jesus, Portugal
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Daniel Murphy, Australia
Vincent O’Byrne, Ireland
Ben Shirk, USA
Andreas Varro, Sweden

Nature

Dmitry Arkhipov, Russia
Jesús de Pedro García, Spain
Ken Drake, Australia
Ladislav Kamarád, Czech Republic
Daniel Korzhonov, Russia
Dan McClanahan, USA
David Eliud Gil Samaniego Maldonado, Mexico
Yane Sotiroski, Australia
EngTong Tan, Malaysia
Sergio Tapiro, Mexico

Portrait

Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, USA
Claude Brazeau, Canada
Erich Caparas, USA
Keren Dobia, Australia
Haseo Hasegawa, Japan
Gaétan Lecire, France
Loren O’Connor, New Zealand
Svetlana Petrova, Russia
Jenny Puronne, Sweden
Laila Villebeck, Sweden

Reportage

Henry Agudelo Cano, Colombia
Markus Berger, Austria
Andy Cheung, Australia
Christopher Ian, Australia
Gail Nogle, USA
Evi Polak, Belgium
Kazuyoshi Shimoda, Japan
Ulrich Schulte, Sweden
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Paul Wright, Canada

Wedding

Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, USA
Erich Caparas, USA
Xiaojun Fan, China
Jun Matsuoka, Japan
Marceliano Munoz, USA
Raymond Phang, Singapore
Silvio Pinto, Portugal
José Presencia, Spain
Deric Wan Kin Tong, Malaysia
Anka Zhuravleva, Russia

Congratulations to our finalists!

Winners will be announced at Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on May, 5, 2018

WPC 2018: The magnificent 60 about to be revealed…

Can’t wait! Only 4 days to the WPC 2018 Top 10 announcement, including the 60 finalist images slide show, that will take place at Imaging USA, in Nashville, USA, January 15th 2018, from 7:00pm local time (it will be Tuesday 16th, 1:00 am GMT). The announcement will be broadcast live on PPA – Professional Photographers of America Facebook page (and then also on WPC page!). So you might want to let your friends, all over the world, know that they can watch the ceremony there!

WPC Shooting Stars, a new challenge now running!

While excitement grows, and waiting to know the results of WPC Competition 2018, whether you are an established photographer or emerging talent, take the journey to the international photographic stage! We are looking for great photographers who could become new WPC team members and for photographers from countries who do not have a team yet.
So, keep yourself busy and enter our new fun quarterly Theme Challenge on Facebook. Our Gold Sponsor, ChromaLuxe, are offering great HD Metal prints for those who achieve Star Awards.
This quarter’s theme is Street Photography. All professional photographers and others can join in for free! Submit up to 3 images during the quarter January-February-March 2018. Gold-star, Silver-star and Bronze-star awards and certificates will be given to the top three images.

RULES AND ENTRY FORM HERE

WPC Top 10 announcement, live on facebook

Take the chance to watch the WPC 2018 Top 10 announcement, including the finalist images slide show, that will take place at Imaging USA, in Nashville, USA, January 15th 2018, from 6:45pm – 7:45pm local time. It will be Tuesday 16th, 0:45 GMT, but it’s worth it! The WPC announcement will be the last 25 minutes of that. The announcement will be broadcast live on PPA – Professional Photographers of America facebook page (and then also on WPC page!). So you might want to let your friends, all over te world, know that they can watch the ceremony there!

WPC 2018: Judging completed!

WPC 2018: Judging completed! The “moderation phase” of the World Photographic Cup 2018 (5th edition, with a record number of 30 national teams entered !) is on the way to verify that the judging has been done in a total accordance with the rules and to compute the results.

“We like to thank all national judges for taking the time and effort to judge the WPC 2018-edition. – said Jorgen Brandt Chairman of the Judging Committee. We know it is a big job – but hopefully also a joyful job, lots of amazing images there…..”

All entries will be published in the very next few days.

The Top 10 announcement will take place on Monday January 15th at Imaging USA, in Nashville, USA.

The best scored images from each teams will be also published in January, and the authors will be presented with their “nation awards” in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday March 25th.

Finally, all Medalists and Team Winners will be announced at Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.

Live broadcasts on social media will be organized for all the mentioned events.

WPC 2018 final calendar: save the dates!

We like to present the complete calendar of the announcements of the WPC 2018 winners.

The Top 10 announcement including the finalist images slide show will take place as part of the Grand Imaging Awards program, Monday January 15th 2018 , from 6:45pm – 7:45pm at Imaging USA, in Nashville, USA. The WPC announcement will be the last 25 minutes of that.

The authors of the best scored images from each and all teams will be also  announced online in January, and their  “WPC nation awards” will be presented in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday March 25th, at 2:00 pm, as part of the celebration of the FEP European Awards 2018.

It is finally confirmed that all Medalists and Team Winners will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony at Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, at 5:30pm.

Live broadcasts on social media will be organized for all the mentioned events.

Images validated! Judging on the way!

We are happy to inform you that the validation phase is now terminated.

All entered pictures may now be shown in publisc as entered in WPC 2018.

The gallery with all entries will be published as soon as the judging phase will be finalized (middle December).

Stay tuned, follow us!

30 national teams in the World Photographic Cup!

 

WPC just closed the team registrations.

Thanks once again for submitting so many amazing pictures.

The competition at its fifth edition reached a new record number of 30 entries! You will find the list of all entered national teams HERE

Congratulations to all, and a special warm welcome to new entries from Brazil, Colombia, Latvia and Malaysia… the photographic family is growing up.

Now, the next steps are:

The Validation phase.  The WPC organization will check if there is any problem with any of the submitted images and in case will inform those of you interested.

Judges briefings  online will be dedicated to the WPC national judges on Monday 23 October, 10:00 am CET (Brussels time)  and on Tuesday 24 October, at 22:00 CET.

The judges will receive all needed information about the judging, including some new scoring rules.

The judging phase  will start on November 1st.

Good luck and best wishes…

Deadline extended to October 15th!

Answering several requests received, we are happy to inform you that the WPC committee has extended the deadline for finalizing the entry process at October 15th for all national teams!
This will be an hard stop, so we ask all the teams to respect the new deadline and possibly to do not do that at very last minute.
Good luck with WPC 2018!
Best wishes
World Photographic Cup

Chromaluxe Become The First Gold Sponsor

LOUISVILLE, KY – August 16th, 2017 – ChromaLuxe is pleased to announce that it will become the first Gold Sponsor of the World Photographic Cup (WPC) 2018, increasing its commitment to this major event.

Twenty-nine countries have already registered and more are expected. There are six categories and entries must be submitted by the end of September 2017. The 2018 Award Ceremony will be held on the Gold Coast in Australia, in May 2018.

“This competition brings together some of the world’s greatest and most creative photographers and gives them the opportunity to represent their nation, in this most prestigious event,” said Charles Henniker-Heaton, ChromaLuxe’s WPC Coordinator. “The quality and the originality of the entries, never ceases to amaze me.”

ChromaLuxe first became a sponsor in 2015. Due to the success of the competition and the excellent quality of entries, ChromaLuxe is delighted to be able to extend its support at the Gold level. The company is offering special awards to the individual “Best of Nation” winners and will be closely involved in the new ‘Theme’ challenge that will run during the year on Facebook.

“At the World Photographic Cup, we are all thrilled with the addition of ChromaLuxe as our first GOLD sponsor,” said Don MacGregor, Chairman of the WPC Sponsor committee. “Their management team understands the unique vision of WPC and is 100% behind the goals of uniting the worldwide photographic community in a friendly spirit of competition and enhancing the professional standards. We want to send a global thank you to ChromaLuxe for their support.”

More info: http://www.chromaluxe.eu

About ChromaLuxe:
ChromaLuxe is the global manufacturer of premium print media, supplying high quality blank substrates for a variety of applications that require superb image quality and durability. All coatings and substrates are made in the USA with manufacturing and fabrication done in Louisville, KY. With additional locations in Belgium and Australia, ChromaLuxe serves its global customer base and provides products to more than 80 countries.

ChromaLuxe HD metal prints bring a new high quality level to dye sublimation printing on aluminum panels. In 2016, ChromaLuxe Gloss White Metal Prints were tested by Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR) and have achieved three times the print permanence rating compared to archival silver-halide papers. With unprecedented resistance to surface abrasion, high humidity, atmospheric ozone, and contact with water, ChromaLuxe prints, available in sizes up to 1.2m x 2.4 m (4 x 8 feet), can be safely displayed without the need for framing under glass.

ChromaLuxe is an extension of Universal Woods, the world’s leading manufacturer of hard surface sublimatable products and mezzanine decking. It is also a sister brand to Unisub, which provides the highest quality custom sublimatable gift products.
To learn more about ChromaLuxe, follow us on social media.

The 5th World Photographic Cup just opened for entries

Team captains, you may log-in NOW! It’s time to start to create your new national team for the edition 2018!
To facilitate the job we have scheduled 2 online briefings on July 17th at 09:00 CET (Central Europe Time), and repeated on July 19th at 22:00 CET. It will help you to point the helm towards SeaWorld – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, where hopefully, on May 6th 2018, your team mates and your team itself, will be receiving the prestigious finalist certificates, the amazing medals, and why not grabbing the big trophy!
New award!
We are happy to introduce the NEW WPC Nation Awards. This will be given to the authors of the highest scored image of each and all entered teams! So, if everybody is a winner entering the WPC, this is now true more than ever! What do you expect to join us?

World Photographic Cup 2018: are you ready for a new exciting ride?

The edition number 5 of this amazing photographic team competition, created on 2013 by FEP and PPA, will open on July 1, 2017.

About 35 countries in the last years entered the World Photographic Cup, the one of a kind Olympic styled team competition. New entries are announced from South America and other continents, making the contest really global.

Which country will take over the top spot from team Portugal? United States, Russia, (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2017) or one of the other about 30 countries from 4 continents, which had outstanding submissions and participated in the 4 previous editions? Will the European double defending champions be ready to face a new challenge coming for across the oceans?

In the WPC the most talented photographers represent their country and compete for individual gold, silver and bronze medals in all the 6 categories, while the national teams as a whole will represent the countries, and the best team will grab the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP 2018!

Winners announcement: after the amazing ceremonies in USA, France, Portugal and Japan… next year the WPC winners announcement will be held in cooperation with the AIPP, on May 6th, 2018, at SeaWorld – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

NEW! WPC Nation Awards: Entering the WPC, everybody is a winner! This is now true more than ever: Nation Awards certificates will be given to the authors of the highest scored image of each and all entered teams!

NEW! WPC Community on Facebook: join the newborn open group, get informed and inspired sharing your thoughts with the best photographers from around the world…

WPC Partners
We are also happy to inform you that we just signed an agreement for tightening the relationships with our GOLD SPONSOR ChromaLuxe, and with KoyLab. We will organize with those prestigious brands a continuous cooperation on our initiatives, including some nice surprises for the WPC Community on Facebook, and, soon, on the other major social media!

 

WPC 2018, 9 weeks to the opening day!

We are happy to inform you the WPC organizing committee is already at work for the next World Photographic Cup 2018, 5th edition, which will be celebrated in Australia.
You will receive further information in the next weeks, but please consider that the next WPC competition will open on July 1st.
Please insert that date, which is only 10 weeks away, in wide evidence in your calendar…it’s time to start working to set up your national team now, if you do not like the hustle later on!

World Photographic Cup 2017 – Full Ceremony Video

With many thanks to the Professional Photographers of Japan, we’d like to present the full video of the World Photographic Cup Awards Ceremony 2017!

Portuguese WPC 2017 winning team, watch the video of its amazing reception at the airport!

Portugal’ss photography community welcomes Rui Teixeira, Team Captain, and their World Cup trophy at the airport in Portugal… This could be you and your country next year!

Portugal strikes again at the World Photographic Cup 2017!

The World Photographic Cup 2017 winners announced

After winning  the cup at home in 2016, …. the winner of the 2017 World Photographic Cup, with a total of 34 points…..is Team Portugal  again !

The second place goes to United States of America, with Russia in the third place.

Individual gold medals go to Russia, Finland, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and Singapore.

Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has been  finally announced on February 23rd  at the WPC 2017 PHOTO SHOW in Japan (Yokohama, Grand Intercontinental Hotel) organized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan Association.

26 national photographic teams entered the fourth edition of this unique, one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from Europe, Middle East, Asia, North America and Oceania.

The Golden medals in the six categories went to:

Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, for Commercial category.


Antti Karppinen, Finland,  for Illustrative category.


Pepe Soho, Mexico, for Nature (Landscape and wildlife).


Eelena Malysheva, Russia, for Portrait category


Goh Wee Seng, Singapore, for Reportage/Photo Journalism.


Lee Howell, United Kingdom, for Wedding.


Also appears in the medals table: Amber Griffin (New Zealand), Silver Medal and Michelle Trull (Team USA) Bronze Medal for commercial. Uli Staiger (Team Germany), Silver medal and José Almeida (Portugal) Bronze Medal in Illustrative; Andreas Kalvig Anderson (Norway), Silver Medal, and Ann Coppens (Belgium), Bronze Medal for Nature; Christopher Ian (Australia), Silver Medal and Nikki Harrison (Canada), Bronze Medal for Portrait; Vincenzo Tessarin (Italy), Silver Medal and Oldřich Bubák (Czech Republic) Bronze Medal in Reportage/Photojournalism; and finally Andreas Zopf (Austria), Silver Medal and Terese Samuelsen (Norway), Bronze Medal in Wedding.

While gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to the individual creators in each category, teams were awarded points for top ten finishes. They received 10 points for gold, 9 for silver, 8 bronze and that follows to the tenth top image. The top ten positions were decided literally on decimal points which suggests a very, very tight competition.

Slovakia team finished the competition in 10th place, tied with China. Germany got the 9th place, and United Kingdom the 8th place. They finished in a two-way tie in 6th place Mexico and Spain. All alone in an amazing 5th place, Austria. In the 4th place, just close to the podium, Norway (the only team who got 2 medals).

The third place trophy, with 1 golden medal and 3 top-ten finishes, 25 points, went to Team Russia, once again on the podium. The second place trophy, with 1 medal and 3 top-ten finishes, 27 points, went to Team USA (another amazing result for the 2014 and 2015 WPC winner!).

And the winner of the 2017 World Photographic Cup, with 1 medal and 7 top-ten finishes, 34 points, was Team Portugal.

“Congratulations to Team Portugal for winning the WPC two times in a row, and all the winners. An incredibly close competition, with a huge variety of winners, from 4 continents,  is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for”, commented the Chairman of  WPC Judging Committee Jorgen Brandt, “It has been amazing to see so many beautiful images coming from around the globe, and really difficult to judge them!”

“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. We really experienced  the groundswell of enthusiasm from photographers to create the finest they can in the hope of representing their country!”

The WPC CEO also thanked the Professional Photographers of Japan Association for having organized such a beautiful event, and announced that the next hosting country will be Australia in 2018.

He finally thanked the important companies related to the photographic market (CHROMALUXE, KOYLAB, COMET Corporation, HOKUSHIN and PHOTO CREATE) for their support to the project and to the professional photographers around the globe.

WPC 2017 live on on Facebook on February 23 : discover the winners!

A week before the awards ceremony, keenly awaiting to know the individual winners and the national teams that will go up on the podium of the fourth edition of the World Photographic Cup (WPC), the only really global Olympic styled competition made up by and for professional photographers!

The World Photographic Cup governing committee and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe, KoyLab, Comet, Hokushin and PhotoCreate are looking forward to show you the amazing winning images at WPC 2017 PHOTO SHOW in Japan (Yokohama, Grand Intercontinental Hotel, February 23, 2017).

The ceremony, made in cooperation with the Professional Photographers of Japan (PPJ) association will be starting at 4:30pm, local time, and  it will be opened by a Japanese traditional Taiko (drum) performance.

How to watch the ceremony live

The WPC winner announcement  will be broadcast live on Facebook, on the Professional Photographers of Japan Facebook page! Here’s how everyone can view the ceremony: go to Facebook and type in Professional Photographers of Japan (PPJ) in the search line. This is the link for the live feed:
https://www.facebook.com/Professional-Photographers-of-Japan-729497757209393/

Please enjoy the show, and discover the international finalists and medalists, and the winning national teams!

For further details contact us at info@worldphotographiccup.org

World Photographic Cup 2017 Finalists Announced!

Individual top-10 finalists  at the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography,  have been finally announced on January 9th, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, USA , during the PPA grand national awards event, at Imaging USA.
This year, 21 teams have at least one finalist image!

They presented  the announcement  the members of the WPC governing committee Bert Behnke, Don Dixon, Don MacGregor  and Bent Nygaard Larsen.

The top 10 images in the six categories went to (all finalists are in alphabetical order):

Commercial

  • Barbara Breitsameter    USA
  • Diogo Freitas    Portugal
  • Amber Griffin    New Zealand
  • Carlos Herrejón    Mexico
  • Dušan Holovej    Slovakia
  • Lluis Oliver Fabrega    Spain
  • Lupi Spuma    Austria
  • Uli Staiger    Germany
  • Michelle Trull    USA
  • Ricardo Urroz    Mexico

Illustration

  • José Almeida    Portugal
  • Félix Alejandro Hernández Rodríguez    Mexico
  • Charmaine Heyer    Australia
  • Lee Howell    UK
  • Stanislav Hricko    Slovakia
  • Diamantino Jesus    Portugal
  • Antti Karppinen    Finland
  • Kazutoshi Kawakami    Japan
  • José Manuel Ortega    Spain
  • Uli Staiger    Germany

Nature

  • Ann Coppens    Belgium
  • Xie Dacai    China
  • Sergey Degtyarev    Russia
  • Liette Gilbert    Canada
  • Andreas Kalvig Anderson    Norway
  • Carlos Resende    Portugal
  • Daniel Rodrigues    Portugal
  • Pepe Soho    Mexico
  • Søren Sviland    Norway
  • Liyun Yu    USA

Portrait

  • Dmitrii Ageev    Russia
  • Fernando Branquinho    Portugal
  • André Brito    Portugal
  • Lauren Del Vecchio    USA
  • Nikki Harrison    Canada
  • Christopher Ian    Australia
  • Eelena Malysheva    Russia
  • Martina Nemčeková    Slovakia
  • Bjørn Tore Stokke    Norway
  • Min Zhang    China

Reportage

  • Nely Ariza    Spain
  • Max Bosse    Austria
  • Oldřich Bubák    Czech Republic
  • Dario Caruso    France
  • Miloš Fic    Czech Republic
  • Laura Gabriela Olmedo Macip    Mexico
  • Peter Svoboda    Slovakia
  • Vincenzo Tessarin    Italy
  • Léa Torrieri    France
  • Goh Wee Seng    Singapore

Wedding

  • Igor Bulgak    Russia
  • Lee Howell    UK
  • William Lambelet    France
  • Miguel Matos    Portugal
  • Carlos Felipe Ortíz Morel    Spain
  • Raymond Pang    Singapore
  • Terese Samuelsen    Norway
  • Shinichi Shimomiya    Japan
  • Xiannian Wan    China
  • Andreas Zopf    Austria

WPC 2017 Judging just closed!

All finalists will be announced at Imaging USA,in San Antonio, Texas, on January 9, 2017, and circulated after then.

Individual medalists and team winners will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony, Yokohama, Japan, on February, 23, 2017.

Since now, everybody may be interested to know that 21 out of 26 teams have at least one finalist and 17 national teams received a medal, with one only receiving 2 medals!

That truly shows the WPC is the only really global competition for teams made up professional photographers!

WPC 4th edition: on the way to Yokohama 2017!

The World Photographic Cup governing committee and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe, KoyLab, Comet, Hokushin and PhotoCreate are looking forward to celebrate the winners of the 4th World Photographic Cup, the one of a kind Olympics-styled global competition, and give appointment to Yokohama, Japan, on February 23, 2017!

The WPC 2017 award ceremony will announce individual winners in the 6 categories and the Cup winning Team!  The event will be realized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan association.

In the present edition, we tied the best ever number of participating countries, with 26 national photographic teams entered, from 4 continents (15 from Europe, 6 from Asia and Middle East, 3 from North America and 2 from Oceania). The first two edition of the WPC have been both won by Team USA. In the last edition 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!

Which country will take over the top spot from team Portugal,  the defending champion?
Team Portugal and other European teams on the podium will have to face the challenge coming for across the oceans (with Asian countries at the forefront). The most talented photographers proudly representing their country will compete for individual gold, silver and bronze medals while the national teams as a whole, based on the highest aggregate score in each category, will compete for receiving the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP 2017.

Registrations to the present edition of  the WPC just closed and all entries have been validated by the WPC Governing Committee.

The judging is on the way, and it will close at the end of November.

The 22 international judges are from: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Before the medalists and winners will be announced in Yokohama, all the submitted photographs will be visible on the WPC website, since December 2016.

The finalist images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA in San Antonio, Texas, on January 9, 2017, and circulated after that.

Waiting for Yokohama 2017

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”.

Judging on the way …

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!

The Inaugural World Photographic Cup hits the target!

Speculation and enthusiasm for the inaugural World Photographic Cup is rife amongst professional photographers, for the first ever competition launched around the globe, with teams from the USA  and Europe and from Africa, to Japan to Australia.

Announced by the Professional Photographers of America on their website’s homepage as, “An International competition celebrating photography in a way never dreamed of before!”

Whilst on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the Federation of European Professional Photographers claimed that, “The World Photographic Cup is indeed a vehicle to enhance the recognition of  professional photography, and encourage image quality and creative excellence and support friendships across a diverse cultural environment .”

The WPC Governing Committee members emphasized that, “We really are doing something special, and hopefully… this will be a legacy of the joy we have for our craft in photography and the respect we have for photographers, no matter what country or part of the world they are from. With 22 national photographers’ teams already registered, we can’t really wait for the judging to begin and we are really looking forward to seeing  the best pictures from the best photographers around the world. There are still 2 weeks to go, so it is still possible more countries will enter, it would be even more amazing to involve more countries in this innovative enterprise.”

It will be extremely hard work for the international judges  to select  the winners, considering that all submitted images have previously undergone an initial difficult  selection process on a national scale. The judging panel is made up of 15 renowned professional photographers from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal and of course the USA!

The winners and the final results, (Individual medalists and the Cup winning team) will be announced during  the Grand Imaging Awards ceremony  at  Imaging USA , Phoenix, Arizona, on January 13th, 2014 at 7pm.  This event will immediately follow the PPA Grand Imaging Awards, which means it will have the highest profile and  largest audience in attendance a “World Cup” may desire and deserve.

The World Photographic Cup remains opens for further entries until the end of the month.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up with the best in the world and we hope to meet you all in Phoenix!

Good luck everyone!

Creating Friendships and Uniting Photographers Worldwide

As the excitement grows and the deadline approaches, more and more nations are joining the “World Photographic Cup” competition. 19 countries have committed to entering – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, UK and USA………. have all joined and each day requests are being received from other countries. Photography is a language with many dialects and interpretations. It is a visual language that transcends cultural differences and assists in a better understanding of the unique perceptions of the world we live in. The image submissions will be judged by an international panel of 15 esteemed photographers ensuring that the judging reflects the highest photographic standards without bias of any kind. The call for entries is going worldwide. Photographic associations are invited to send a TEAM ENTRY from their nation to represent their highest standard of photographic excellence and style for the inaugural WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP. Submission deadline is Oct 31st, 2013 and the judging will take place Nov 15, 2013. The first presentation of the World Photographic Cup and the 18 medal winners will take place in January 2014 at Imaging USA in Phoenix Az. Imaging USA is recognized as one of the largest conferences in North America with over 10,000 attendees. The World Photographic Cup was conceived and launched by FEP (Federation of European photographers) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America) as a vehicle to globally share photographic style, encourage image excellence and create friendships across a diverse cultural environment.

Registration for WPC 2016 are still open!

Registration for WPC 2016 are still open! (Deadline Sept 30th)

Before submitting your registration, please check the list below. Only one team per country is allowed.

Registered Teams

Team Australia  Team Coordinator: Kylie Lyons       kylie.lyons@aipp.com.au

Team Austria  Team Coordinator: Brigitte Corn       office@brigittecorn.com

Team Belgium   Team Coordinator: Nikki Huts   nikki.huts@unizo.be

Team Canada    Team Coordinator: Andre Amyot contact@photocoach.com

Team China    Team Coordinator: Miss Maria 馬志霞    qxia2002@163.com

Team Denmark  Team Coordinator: Bent Nygaard    bnl@dff-photo.dk

Team Finland    Team Coordinator: Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas toimisto@ammattivalokuvaajat.fi

Team Germany  Team Coordinator: Bernd Gassner  bernd.gassner@gass.de

Team Italy        Team Coordinator: Maurizio Besana      info@besanamaurizio.it

Team Japan       Team Coordinator: Noboru Okamoto    noboru14@mac.com

Team Mexico    Team Coordinator: Marian Bliss Blake   mblissblake@comitefotomx.com

Team Pakistan  Team Coordinator: Muzammil Izhar Siddiqui  muzammilizhar@hotmail.com

Team Philippines Team Coordinator: Eduviges Y. Huang   eduviges.huang@gmail.com

Team Poland Team Coordinator: Marek Czarnecki   marek@czarnecki.com.pl

Team Russia Team Coordinator: Kseniya Lebed malenprin@gmail.com

Team Singapore Team Coordinator: George Lin   georgelin@sunblitz.com.sg

Team Slovakia  Team Coordinator: Martin Vrabko pilot@martinvrabko.com

Team United Kingdom Team Coordinator:  Chris Harper    chris@bipp.com

REGISTER NOW YOUR TEAM!

WPC 2016 Opening

The World Photographic Cup, 2016, NOW OPEN !

Which country will take over the top spot from team USA, the defending champion? Portugal, Australia (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2015) or one of the almost 30 other participating countries who had outstanding submissions?

The World Photographic Cup 2015 – a unique international Olympics-styled team competition reached a record number of 27 registered countries, including United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, 4 teams from Asia (Japan, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand ) and 18 from Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom).

NOW, it’s time to set up your national photographic team for the 2016 edition, to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and to celebrate our profession in a way never dreamed of before…

Registrations for WPC 2016 will close on September 30th , therefore , hurry up.!

The World Photographic Cup 2015 winners announced!

Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2015 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has been  finally announced on April 12th, in Montpellier, France, aside Les Rencontres de la Photographie Professionnelle, organized by the French professional association (GNPP).

27 national photographic teams entered the second edition of this unique, one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from 4 continents (18 from Eastern and Western Europe, 5 from Asia, 2 from North America and 2 from Oceania).

The Golden medals in the six categories went to:

Ben Shirk (USA), for portrait and wedding (Ben also got a silver medal  in the illustrative category!)

Diogo Freitas (Portugal), illustrative category (Diogo also won a bronze medal in the commercial category).

Koen De Langhe (Belgium), for Landscape

Amber Griffin  (New Zealand), for the commercial category

Roberto Alonso Quintana (Spain), for Reportage/Photo Journalism

Also appears in the medals table: silver Andre Brito (Portugal) and bronze medalist Evgeni Kolesnik (Ukraine), for the portrait category; Kenneth Martin (silver, USA) and Mauricio Abreu (bronze, Portugal) for the landscape/wild life; Anuchai Secharunputong (Thailand), a bronze medal in the illustrative, silver Marcos Rodriguez (Spain) and bronze Joshua Holko (Australia) for the photo-journalism reportages, James Simmons (silver, Australia) and Antti Karppinen (bronze, Finland) for the wedding pictures, and finally Hannes Kutzler, (Austria), silver medalist in the commercial category.

While gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to the individual creators in each category, teams were awarded points for top ten finishes. They received 10 points for gold, 9 for silver, 8 bronze and that follows to the tenth top image. The top ten positions were decided literally on decimal points which suggests a very, very tight team competition.

They finished the competition in a two-way tie for the 9th place Norway and Czech Republic, and in another two-way tie in 7th place France and Slovakia. All alone in 6th place, New Zealand. In 5th place Austria, and in a 4th place, just close to the podium, Spain.

The third place trophy, with 2 medals and 8 top-ten finishes, went to Team Australia.

The second place trophy, with 4 medals and 7 top-ten finishes went to Team Portugal.

And the winner of the 2015 World Photographic Cup with 4 medals and 9 top-ten finishes, for the second year on a row, is Team USA.

“Congratulation to Team USA and all the winners. An incredibly close competition is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for, commented the Chairman of  WPC Judging Committee Martin Vrabko”, who also tanked the 27 team coordinators and the 15 international judges for their amazing job.. “All countries having great entries and all countries “dancing with tenths of points” to determine the winner. It has been exciting to see such a great images coming from around the globe, and really hard to judge them! “

“It’s a unique feeling coming out from a unique competition” –  added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “ And it is amazing to see great photographers and their proud associations’ representatives standing tall and expressing the pride they have in their country and the passion in their craft.  We are grateful to our French colleagues of the GNPP  to have hosted and perfectly organized such a prestigious event.”

The WPC CEO also announced that after the celebration made in USA in 2014, and France this year, the next hosting countries will be Australia in 2016 and Japan in 2017.

He finally added that 2  important companies related to the photographic market, CHROMALUXE and KOYLAB will be proudly supporters and  “friends” of  the WPC for the next  two years.

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The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

The WPC is governed by an international committee, formed by Jørgen Brandt (Denmark), Dennis Craft (USA), Don Dickson (USA), Kylie Lyons (Australia), Don MacGregor (Canada), Noboru Okamoto (Japan), Bruno Vetters (Belgium), and Martin Vrabko (Slovakia), Chairman of the Judging panel.

Each country can only be represented by one team, which is created by a national association comprised of professional photographers. Each team picks its own photographers and images to enter.

Teams submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial (including advertising, architecture, industrial, fashion), Illustrative/Digital art, Reportage/Photojournalistic and Landscape/Wildlife. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories. However, no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category