The second International Digital Exhibition and Awards (IDEA) exhibition will begin on October 24.

IDEA, now in its second year, has seen an increase in the number of entries this year. The organizers claim this "reflects international recognition that this is perhaps the only international competition for digital professionals".

Competitors Entrants include Alchemy, Creative Review, Christies, Film Creative Services and Tigga Retouching. The winners will be announced on October 24 during a private ceremony.

IDEA has been set up to provide a platform from which photographers and system operators can show their work to the commissioning community.

This year’s awards ceremony will coincide with the launch of the IDEA Awards Web site, where all the finalists and winners will be announced. Winning entries will be exhibited on the site, which currently contains winning images from last years competition.