2021 International Automotive Photography Awards – submissions close soon! – Drive

The second annual IAPA is open to all automotive shutterbugs around the world. Entries close just before 11am on Tuesday.

IAPA 2020 Atmosphere category winner by Milos Nikodijevic

Taking great photos of cars isn’t just our job, it’s our passion. We’re not alone either, a quick scan of Instagram will garner some truly impressive automotive photography from amateurs and professionals alike.

Entries are open now, but close this coming Tuesday 16-November at 10.59am (AEST).

IAPA 2020 Motorsport category winner by Romain Thuillier

Photography can be submitted across one of six categories; Atmosphere, Beauty, Car Spotter, Motorsport, Phone photography and Amateur. Each entry costs £2, which is a bit under $4 Australian.

Details for each category are as follows:

Atmosphere: An image taken candidly that captures the subject, it’s environment and an element of story telling. Imagery that puts the viewer in the moment.
Beauty: An image that emphasizes the subject’s beauty or attractive aspects or qualities.
Car spotters: A photo taken in a competitive sporting events which involve the use of motorized vehicles.
Motorsports: Photographing interesting, vintage, rare, modified, and/or exotic supercars on public roads.
Phone photography: An image taken on a smartphone – entrant must be able to prove that the image was taken on a phone
Amateur: A photographer who engages in a pursuit or activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit
IAPA 2020 Beauty category winner by Jayson Fong

There are great prizes on offer, as the competition is supported by Bentley and Gyeon car care products.

For inspiration, you can browse examples of previous winners, but you’ll have to act fast!

Good luck!

James has been part of the digital publishing landscape in Australia since 2002 and has worked within the automotive industry since 2007. He joined CarAdvice in 2013, left in 2017 to work with BMW and then returned at the end of 2019 to spearhead the content direction of Drive.

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