Pilsner Urquell has just announced their 2008 International Photography Awards. You can click here to see the categories, winners, and the awards. The “best of” awards will be announced at the Lucie Awards to be held in NYC in October.
Our very own former NEO, AIB alum, and current grad student, Lissa Rivera won an award. In the category of “Nonprofessional Photographer of the Year: Fine Art” she got 3rd place in the category of “other.” For those familiar with her past work documenting educational institutions, seen here and here, the category is quite apt — her new work is quite “other” and quite amazing. You’ll be able to bid on a new piece from the new series at the PRC Benefit Auction very soon!
If you know anyone who won an award, please feel free to leave kudos in the comments. Congrats all!
Want to know more? See more information below from their Web site:
The Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards conducts two competitions each year–one for professional photographers and one for non-professionals. Both are open to photographers anywhere in the world.
The winners of the main categories listed below will compete for IPA’s top award of International Photographer of the Year. Those finalists will be invited to attend the Lucie Awards, presented by Pilsner Urquell, where one will be announced as the grand winner, earning the coveted Lucie and a cash prize of $10,000 provided by AtEdge. In addition, the non-professional category winners will compete for the Discovery of the Year Award, for which one will win the Lucie and $5,000 provided by Pilsner Urquell. In 2007 Pilsner Urquell launched the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year…, where both professionals and nonprofessional will compete for that title, win the coveted Lucie and a cash prize ($5,000) sponsored by Pilsner Urquell.
Besides earning the chance to compete for the top two prizes, the category winners will each also receive two tickets to the Lucie Awards, a free copy of the Annual Awards Book and the following titles:
Advertising Photographer of the Year
Architectural Photographer of the Year
Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year
Editorial Photographer of the Year
Photography Book of the Year (professional category only)
Fine Art Photographer of the Year
Nature Photographer of the Year
People Photographer of the Year
Photographer of the Year in the Special category
BEST OF SHOW EXHIBITION:
Each year, the IPA will invite an established curator to select 40-50 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second, and third place winners to be exhibited at the prestigious Farmani Gallery in Los Angeles. It will then travel to eight other countries, ensuring the greatest exposure for the winning photographs.
In addition, the work of all first, second and third place winners will be published in the high-quality, full-color, hardcover award winning Annual International Photography Awards Book.