IPA Photo Competition 2020: And the winners are …

06 Feb 2021

The IPA Socio-Cultural Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the IPA International Photo Competition 2020, which was open to all IPA members.

After the successful 2017 and 2019 Photo Competitions, it proved to be a very popular event, with more than 500 entries submitted by over 100 members from 36 IPA sections in the categories of ‘Police at Work' and 'Open Category'. An impressive result, especially during this year marked by the adversity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic!


The photos, all of a high professional level, impressed the judges, who were all members of the Association of Professional Photographers of Cyprus, and who consequently found it very difficult to choose the winners!

comp2The purpose of the competition was to give our members the opportunity to express and capture their daily lives through the medium of photography, be that work, travel, exploration, or anything else shared from the photographers' own experience.

We were especially moved when we saw amongst the photos that were awarded an entry from the recently deceased President of the Portuguese Section, Anabela Alferes, in whose memory I would like to dedicate this competition. This photo proudly features on the front of the current Newsletter.

I would like to thank and congratulate all participants from the bottom of my heart for their excellent work and talent. These photos clearly show  the vast pool of talents we have at our disposal within the IPA.

I would also like express my thanks to the Association of Professional Photographers of Cyprus and to Kikis Perikleous, our SCC member in charge of this project, for his excellent work.

We are pleased that all winning photos, as well as 50 further images, will be exhibited during the IPA World Congress 2021 of Spain, and can also be found on the IPA international website. We invite sections to make use of these brilliant works of art for the publication of magazines, calendars, etc., while also mentioning the name of the photographers.


Our top 7 photos are:



Overall Winner:

Radoje Vukovic

IPA Bosnia & Herzegovina



Police at Work Category:

1st Place

Hallgrimur Hallrimson

IPA Iceland

“Assisting a homeless person in the Epidemic”

2nd Place

Mei Ching Yuen

IPA Hong Kong


3rd Place

Eugenijus Onaitis

IPA Lithuania

“Sometimes is really difficult”


Open Category:

1st Place

Munisamy Visha Govind

IPA Mauritius

“The Walk of Relief”

2nd Place

Josef Franc

IPA Czech Republic

“Winter Romance”

3rd Place

Andrzej Koziol

IPA Poland

“Stone Seller”



Winner ‘Police at Work’:

Hallgrimur Hallrimson (IPA Iceland)

A new video competition for 2021 will be announced soon!


Kyriakos Karkalis, Vice President & Chairperson Socio-Cultural Commission