IPA 2016 Honorable Mention

My, how time flies … it’s almost a year to the day when I posted in this blog my participation in the IPA 2015 photography competition. For the 2016 edition, encouraged and enthused by the result from my first attempt, I decided to have a go at it again, my main objective to ascertain if my photography have some consistency and relevance in them and 2015 was no fluke. It was a difficult and challenging task to decide on the final entries to submit. Firstly, I only had sufficient funds for a limited number of entries; and secondly, I found it hard to keep my experience and emotion in check while selecting the entries, to remain impartial and critical of something which you have worked on and have a certain attachment to is always tricky, in my opinion. In the end I decided on submitting 6 entries under the ‘people’, ‘culture’, ‘portrait’ and ‘nature’ categories. And last night, I received news about the results, no big awards (unfortunately ;)) but an improvement with 3 honorable mentions this time round, I am pleased with the outcome, and am happy to share this news and achievement with you on my ongoing photography journey. Hope you like the photos …

Under the ‘Event/Traditions & Cultures’ category – ‘The Walk of Faith’


Under the ‘People/Culture’ category – ‘Watching A Chinese Opera’

Watching A Chinese Opera


and lastly, under the ‘People/Lifestyle’ category – ‘Life’s A Beach’


A slight variation of photo (1) & (3) were published in the following WordPress posts …



The International Photography Awards received 17,040 of submissions from over 162 countries for IPA 2016.

About the International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The awards includes a Lucie Statue and cash prizes totaling over $20,000, exhibition and publication opportunities. www.photoawards.com

About the Lucie Awards
The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation. www.lucieawards.com


16 thoughts on “IPA 2016 Honorable Mention

  1. Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations, Ken!! I slowly viewed each entry and the detail in all three are just captivating. My favorite is the beach as I just love the way you caught the kids in silhouette against an incredibly powerful sky. Wow, just wow!!! You need to be proud of yourself! I am ! 🙂 ❤

  2. Congrats Ken on getting three honorary mentions. That is quite a feat you know, out of thousands of entries. You are certainly making your mark in photography, and these shots are stunning and so full of life. Maybe next year…winner winner? 🙂

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