About Our Image Competitions

The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of its child and family photographer members.

The February 2018 International Image Competition is NOW CLOSED.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL IMAGE COMPETITION

NAPCP’s International Image Competition is a globally acclaimed annual digital/online photography competition.

The purpose of the International Image Competition is to certify and commend images from our Member Community that epitomize compelling impact, creativity and style, technical merit, and overall distinction. Critiques are available for the purpose of education and growth. Eight Best in Category Winners are featured in Inspired magazine; Placing Winners and Images of Merit from all categories are featured in the online International Image Competition Winning Galleries. Additionally, Image Competition rewards talent with medallions, priority listing in our directory, vendor endorsements, NAPCP Photographer of the Year points, press, and professional recognition.

View past winners from this competition here.

Read the Image Competition Rules & Guidelines here.

ABOUT THE NAPCP INSPIRED GALLERY EVENT & PRINT COMPETITION

The NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event is an exclusive event dedicated to the art of photography and open to members and non-members. Since its founding, the National Association of Professional Child Photographers NAPCP has continued to grow and bring together a community of passionate artists committed to advancing their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.

The purpose of this event is to inspire the creativity of NAPCP members and photographers around the world, while also providing an environment of collaboration and education. Entering your work into the NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event & Print Competition provides you with the freedom to express your most creative self and elevate your craft.

An unlimited number of entries are accepted by NAPCP for consideration in the final gallery. This is NOT a digital competition. Should an entry be accepted into the final 100 gallery images, entrant must send a matted print meeting the guidelines and deadlines to be scored by our judges the day of the Inspired Gallery Event. You do not have to be present to win. Best in Category Winners are ribboned in person and featured in Inspired magazine; Placing Winners from all categories are featured on the online NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event Winners pages. Additionally, the NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event rewards talent with medallions, priority listing in our directory (members only), vendor endorsements, NAPCP Photographer of the Year points (members only), press, and professional recognition.

View past winners from this competition here.

Read the Image Competition Rules & Guidelines here.

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