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IPA Offers $2,000 Cash Prize for Photographs Featuring Perforated Metal Materials

Milwaukee, WI (September 27, 2022) – The Industrial Perforators Association (IPA) seeks the nation’s best photographs of perforated metal materials that feature a broad range of applications – from artistic design to functional spaces—capturing the endless ways perforated metals are used.  And there’s a big reward – three cash prizes for best photographs, including a $2,000 grand prize. 

From practical every day uses to edgy design masterpieces, perforated materials have changed today’s modern landscape in both functionality and aesthetics. When it comes to perforated materials, round holes are most commonly used, but square holes, triangles, hexagons, slots and decorative patterns are also used to add a unique element to any design. Whether the intended function is to add style, manage acoustical levels or maintain privacy, perforated metals are evident in a variety of locations and products that consumers encounter every day.  

“There are endless opportunities for the use and integration of perforated materials,” said Keith Mailloux, IPA President. “We want to expose the ways perforated materials are used in practically any design concept or functional application.” 

The 2016 Perforated Metal Materials Photography Contest runs through October 28, 2016. Photographs are judged based on the level of innovation, aesthetic appeal and application or functionality of the perforated metal materials. There’s no entry fee, and entries may be submitted online at There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted. 

Winning images will be featured in future IPA print, digital and online promotional materials plus editorial content. Judging will take place at the Fall IPA Meeting, November 11-12, 2016. Winners will be announced shortly after the meeting.

About the Industrial Perforators Association
As the only North American organization devoted to the advancement of perforated materials, the Industrial Perforators Association continues to push the boundaries of what these materials can do. Through extensive research, knowledge sharing, standards setting and more, the IPA provides our members with the tools to drive innovation and increase utilization in perforation. In the process, we act as an essential resource to anyone who may benefit from incorporating perforated materials into their design. Discover more about the IPA and perforated materials at