The Lucie Foundation and IPA membership

Our mission

To honor and salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers , to discover new and emerging talents, and to promote and support photographers and the appreciation of photography worldwide.

Why Join

By joining our elite group of photographers, your membership will elevate your brand and illustrate your professional skills and services. You will also have access to benefits that will provide you with discounts for contests, education, networking, and industry recognition. We reach the most high-end art directors, photo editors and renowned photographers with our marketing and events.

The International Photography Awards™ (IPA) conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation . The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards. The Lucie foundation conducts several open calls, the Book Prize, the Emerging Photography Scholarship, The Story Behind the Image, the Lucie Awards , The Lucie Tech Awards, The Lucie Impact Award, programing and gallery shows.

Please note that all membership benefits are not transferable or refundable.

Membership includes the following benefits:
  • Discount on admission for the Lucie Awards
  • Discount on submission fees for International Photography Awards competition
  • Discount on Lucie Foundation programs and competitions
  • Discount on IPA book store.
  • Discount on Lucie Poster editions
  • Direct link to be included on the Lucie Foundation Premium Member Section.
  • Discount on House of Lucie Gallery space rental when available
  • Personalized membership card
  • Great membership discounts and opportunities for subscriptions, products and other services as available
  • - Members will receive a free product and free US shipping on all orders over $50.

    Think Tank Photo is a group of product designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs.

    By focusing on speed and accessibility, we prepare photographers to “Be Ready Before the Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents.

    For some companies, it is only about the product. For us, it’s more — it’s about supporting photographers so they can do their best work. If we can design products that help photographers travel easier, take pictures faster, and organize their gear more efficiently, then we will have accomplished something beyond the bags themselves.
  • - Members will receive 15% printing discount.

    Digital Silver Imaging (DSI) photo lab produces beautiful color and b&w museum quality inkjet prints, film processing, silver gelatin b&w prints, framing, mounting and matting.

    DSI is known for integrating photographic laser technology and classic black & white printing to produce stunning b&w prints.

    DSI treats every print, whether a single image or an entire exhibition or collection, with professional care and attention to detail.

  • - 1 year of the Annual Creator Pass subscription for $129 (pretax).

    CreativeLive is an online education platform that broadcasts live classes to an international audience.

    Redemption Instructions:
    1. Click product link:
    2. Click BUY button on Annual Creator Pass
    3. Register or sign-in to your CreativeLive account
    4. In cart, enter unique promo
    5. Click APPLY
    6. Check-out and complete purchase
    7. Visit catalog link to explore catalog:

  • - Save $5 on any issue of Musée Magazine

    Musée Magazine is a dynamic, print and digital triennial, plus interactive website dedicated to featuring works by emerging and established artists. Sometimes quirky, sometimes senusual, always unpredictable, Musée finds itself at the vanguard of photography and film culture.

Emerging Member*
  • 50% discount on admission for the Lucie Awards
  • 20% discount on IPA Store
  • 20% discount on Lucie Store
  • Lucky draw for a 1-on-1 online sit-down with a Lucie/IPA Honoree
  • Lucky draw for a portfolio review by a Lucie/IPA professional staff member
  • Membership partner discounts
  • Emerging Membership Card
Professional Member
  • 25% discount on admission for the Lucie Awards
  • 10% discount on submission fees for International Photography Awards competition
  • 10% discount on Lucie Foundation open calls
  • 20% discount on IPA store
  • 20 % off Lucie Foundation store
  • 10% off House of Lucie Gallery space rental when available
  • Membership partner discounts
  • Professional Membership Card
Premium Member
  • 50% off tickets to the Lucie Awards
  • 15% discount on submission fees for International Photography Awards competition
  • 15% discount on Lucie Foundation open calls
  • 25% discount on IPA store
  • 25% discount on Lucie Foundation store
  • 20% discount off House of Lucie Gallery space rental when available
  • Membership partner discounts
  • Premium Membership Card
Corporate Member
  • 2 free tickets to the Lucie Awards (additional tickets at 50% off)
  • 10 free entries to Lucie Open Calls
  • 10 free entries to IPA
  • Free access to Lucie events and workshops
  • Logo and company profile included on IPA and Lucie websites Partner Page
  • Promotional slot in 2 Lucie Newsletters and 2 IPA newsletters reaching our global photography network of 150,000+ subscribers
  • 2 promotional posts on IPA and Lucie social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

*Emerging photographer - 18 years and older, worldwide. We define “emerging” as any photographer, in the first five years of their photography career, does not earn the majority of their income from photography, does not have gallery representation, and has not published a monograph of their work.

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