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2024 International Imaging Competition

IIC 2024 Gold Medalist — Bird of Prey

The 2024 International Imaging Competition (IIC) is hosted by Master Photographers International (MPI) and is in its 9th year. What drew me to this competition is that it provides feedback from an international judge pool and recently added a section explicitly for dance photography.

This was my first year entering. Broadly, I entered the Portrait Category. To test how images fared in the sub-category (called classes), I entered 27 images across the general portrait, fine art portrait, story-telling, child, black & white, figure studies, and dance.

I am supremely happy to report that all 27 images received an award: 3 gold, 15 silver, and 9 bronze. Additionally, my portfolio of 10 dance images was accepted for accreditation in Dance Photography, which means that I have earned my Master Portrait Photographer degree from MPI.

About IIC

The 9th Annual International Imaging Awards recently concluded. Regarded as the pinnacle of photographic competition fostering education, inspiration, and advancement, the IIC has attracted top-tier talent from around the globe and witnessed submissions from over 84 countries this year. The success rate for award certificates was slightly lower this year, underscoring our commitment to upholding industry photography standards by ensuring that all entries were authentically photographic, without AI manipulation, and in line with IIC rules and guidelines. This year’s judging process was notably rigorous, a testament to our judges’ dedication to fostering growth and challenge among participants.

Participating in the IIC means being evaluated not solely based on your country’s photographic style but on a global platform. Winning a top accolade signifies that your work has been recognized globally, is celebrated, and is a source of immense pride for the top winners.

The Results

Going Forward

I will become eligible for my Master of Portrait Photography (MPP) this year based on my results. The next step is to earn my Grand Master of Portrait Photography, which requires 8 Gold or Platinum images beyond the master. Next year’s goal is to act on the feedback from the judges and try to get more images in the Gold/Platinum category.

MPI Accreditation in Fine Art Dance Portraits

About Fine Art Photography

The goal of Andrew Bowen Studios is to help artists to thrive. When a Fine Art Photo sells, 20% of the net proceeds go to the dancer to support their career.