Confusing to many new, and sometimes experienced, photographers are the multitude of categories in photo contests.  We sit and scratch our heads trying to understand the meaning of “Fine Art Landscapes” versus “Nature Landscapes.”  Apparently, an all-in-compassing guide to categories does not exist.  However, a little internet research can help photographers pick the correct entry category.  The International Photography Awards (IPA) has an excellent explanation of categories that can be used as a starting point.  See Categories | International Photography Awards™ (