The WPC Governing Body, and the 2 WPC Friends, Chromaluxe and Koylab, are happy to announce that the third edition of the World Photographic Cup received the record number of 28 registered teams from 4 continents!
16 countries from Europe, with Russia as a new entry
3 countries from America, including Mexico as a new entry
7 countries from Asia, including China as a new entry
2 countries from Oceania
Discover the REGISTERED COUNTRIES here!
All the submitted photographs will be visible on the WPC website once the judging is complete (December 2015).
The finalist images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016, and circulated after that.
Medalists and winners will be announced later.
Then, the original Cup won by the USA team at both first and second edition will be shipped to Oporto, Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March, 14th, 2016!
The venue for the presentation of the 2017 and 2018 editions have also been awarded:
Japan (Yokohama, February, 23rd, 2017)
Which country will take over the top spot from team USA, the defending champion?
Portugal, Australia (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2015) or one of the other participating countries who all have outstanding submissions? Lets wait and see!!!!
The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. A Governing Committee (from 7 different countries) has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography) and AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography).
The committee is formed by Jørgen Brandt (Denmark, Chairman of the WPC Jury 2016), Dennis Craft (USA), Don Dickson (USA), Kylie Lyons (Australia), Don MacGregor (Canada), Noboru Okamoto (Japan), Bruno Vetters (Belgium), and Martin Vrabko (Slovakia), plus Giuseppe Scozzi (Italy) in the position of CEO.
To learn more: www.worldphotographiccup.org