The Malta International Photography Award is a premier photo award that strives at promoting the art of photography from all across the world.


Since the conception of MIPA, we have kept our values close to heart, aiming to use photography as a medium to bring communities from all over the world closer together, irrispective of colour, race, religion or political background.


MIPA is extremely proud to have reached a collaboration agreement with VisitMalta through which the new Everything Malta category has been launched.


These are the great prizes you can win by participating


in Cash Prizes across all Categories

MIPA Exhibition

June/July 2020 in Valletta

MIPA Photobook

Featured in our Annual Publication

Meet The Jury

 Anja Goder
Anja Goder
Founder of MIPA and Photographer: Valletta, Malta

Based in Malta, Anja Goder is a professional photographer and founder of the Malta International Photo Award. Her interests include History of Art, Anthropology, and exploring interesting life stories that are often overlooked by the mainstream media. Apart from feeling that she has found her true calling every time she is behind a camera, there is an indescribable desire that pushes her to capture pictures and tell stories.

Prof. Arne Hodalič
Prof. Arne Hodalič
National Geographic Editor: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Arne is a seasoned photographer with over four decades of experience. His work has been featured in several renowned publications including National Geographic Magazine, Life (USA), Time, Marie Claire, Nature, Die Zeit, Figaro Magazine, and many others. In 2008 he received an honorary doctorate in Visual Arts at the Academy of Arts and Design / University of Ljubljana and became a lecturer in Photography and photojournalism at FDV (Faculty of Social Sciences) University of Ljubljana and at VIST (Visoka šola za storitve) in Ljubljana. He is currently the photo editor of National Geographic Magazine.

 Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby
Photographer, Author, Editor & CEO of KelbyOne

Scott is a renowned international photographer, author of over 80 books, editor and publisher. He is also the President and CEO of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers. He is Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine, Editor of Lightroom Magazine; host of  “The Grid,” the influential live weekly talk show for photographers, and is founder of the annual Scott Kelby ‘Worldwide Photo Walk.™


 Paco Nadal
Paco Nadal
Photojournalist & Editor

Paco Nadal has more than three decades experience in journalism, photography and publishing. Throughout his career he has worked on travel reports on specialised magazines like Altaïr, Traveling, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, Siete Leguas  and Viajes National Geographic. He currently directs and presents AventuraX2, a documentary series on trips and adventures, and Journey to the depths, another documentary series on diving and underwater life.

 Dawn Drew
Dawn Drew
Publisher: New York, USA

Dawn is founder and CEO of travel consultancy MOSTE, Inc. and President of subsidiary DawnDrew Independent Productions, both based in New York City. A career publisher, Dawn has worked at the Atlantic Monthly, NY Times Company, and for nearly 16 years as Vice President/Publisher of National Geographic Traveler at the National Geographic society. As co-executive producer of 39 half hour episodes of the David Rocco series in India and Africa, Dawn has worked extensively throughout India, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and other locations. The series all currently air on National Geographic International channels in more than 70 countries. Dawn is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies and Political Science. She has been a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous industry programs and conferences throughout the world.

 Lara Bugeja
Lara Bugeja
Curator: Valletta, Malta

Professional Curator currently responsible for the Malta Postal Museum in Valletta, one of Malta’s leading museums. Holder of an M.A. (Museology) from the University of London. Ex-board member of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Lecturer in Collections Care, Management and Preventive Conservation at the Centre for Restoration, Consultant to the Museums Department on the Maiolica Collection, Co-formulator of the Museums Operational Review.

 Rok Kvaternik
Rok Kvaternik
Publisher: Ljubljana, Slovenia

CEO of Ernst Klett Publishers in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. Mr Kvaternik established Rokus Publishing House in Ljubljana in 1991, and between 1991 and 2005 evolved from a garage publishing house to the biggest publishing company in Slovenia and Serbia. They have also established a significant presence in the Balkans after teaming up with German company Klett. In 2004 established branch offices of Rokus in Belgrade and Zagreb, publishing both textbooks and the National Geographic Kids magazine in these three markets. He currently works with the National Geographic brand across a number of countries.

Photo of the Week

'Saint George's Basilica' by François Kaiser placed Top 15 in the Cities category at the MIPA Autumn 2018 awards. The aerial shot captures the sunset over the Basilica in Victoria, Gozo, the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago.


The Malta International Photo Award involves three simple steps:

1. Participants submit their photographs

2. Our expert Jury members will review all the submissions

3. We announce the winners for each category


The Malta International Photo Award aims to have its participants cover a wide range of themes and subjects when sending their submissions. For the Autumn 2019/20 Edition, we accepted photographs within the categories of Cities, Nature, Abstract, People, Storytelling and the newly launched category, supported by VisitMalta, Everything Malta.

Past Edition

The Spring 2019 edition of the Malta International Photo Award has successfully honoured a wide range of photographers in the categories of Sport, Technology and Wildlife. Discover all the Winners for Spring 2019 in the link below!

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