WPC Best of Nations 2023

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 has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by the UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography). The brotherhood and sisterhood of photography is a bond that transcends language, culture, and geography. That’s the foundation behind the World Photographic Cup, a one of a kind international team competition.

Despite the recent difficulties due to the pandemic, the WPC has been held continuously every year, and we are pleased to announce
that the WPC 2023, edition number 10 of this unique and inimitable competition is open.

Dates and Timeline WPC 2023

  • Registration of Entries opened: July 1st, 2022
  • Registration of Entries closed: October 15, 2022
  • Judging opened: November 2022
  • Judging closed: 25 November 2022
  • Finalists and Best of Nation Award will be announced at Imaging USA 2023 (January, 2023)
  • Winners will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Singapore on March 17, 2023

Categories 2023


The governing Committee of WPC is constantly looking at entries and categories that reflect the ever changing perception of images and also respecting the core roots of photography. In the 2023 competition there will be two new categories described below. Also for the 2023 competition we are presenting a visual guide to category descriptions to assist in your image selection. The goal is to avoid confusion or having images challenged due to interpretation of the English language descriptions. This year (2023) will see two categories split into two making a total of 8 categories.

Nature Categories

The Nature Category will now recognize Wildlife (wildlife in their NATURAL habitat) and Landscape (scenic) images. In the wildlife category images must be in the animals natural habitat. The Portrait category will also be split defining images that reflect the natural appearance of subjects and Illustrative Portrait images that are more illustrative and highly manipulated.


This category is for photography that is devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, cityscapes, plants, flowers, trees and close-ups of natural scenes and textures. Aerial, macro and astrophotography are included in this category. It is allowed to crop, rotate, selective dodging and burn, reduce noise, sharpen, adjust colour/black-and-white, apply grain and minor cleaning jobs like removing sensor dust or chromatic aberration. It is also allowed to combine several photos to one (photo stitching, focus stacking, multi-exposure, etc), shot at the same time and on the same place as a consecutive sequence, seconds or minutes apart). It is NOT allowed to add, delete or move elements by cloning, healing, patching, content aware fill, liquify or similar tools. The original captured image (in RAW or jpg) must be available if requested by the WPC.


Team Australia : Forough Yavari

Team Austria : Marcel Egger

Team Belgium : Ann Coppens

Team Brazil : Luciano Honorato

Team Canada : Jo-Anne Oucharek

Team China : 欧 东欣 Dongxin Ou

Team Costa Rica : Mario Wong

Team Czech Republic : Petr Jan Juračka

Team Denmark : Lars Roed

Team Ecuador : Sebastián Rodríguez

Team Finland : Risto Raunio

Team France : Peter Lippmann

Team Greece : JOHN MAKRIS

Team Guatemala : Maria Fleischmann

Team India : Ambika Agrawal

Team Ireland : Sean Curtin

Team Italy : Alessandro Grasso

Team Japan : Kazutoshi Kawakami

Team Malaysia : KHAICHUIN SIM

Team Mexico : Eduardo Gómez

Team New Zealand : Amber Griffin

Team Norway : Tone Balslev Haugerud

Team Pakistan : Abdul Baqi

Team Panama : Javier Alejandro Solis

Team Philippines : Christopher Magsino

Team Portugal : Luís Bento

Team Singapore : Teo Chin Leong

Team Slovakia : Marián Kuric


Team Sweden : Niklas Englund

Team United Kingdom : David Keep

Team United States : Ben Shirk

Teams 2023

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