本届院校摄影展设置 6 名新人奖项。展览有20 所国内摄影院校和 20所国外摄影院校展、2005中国平遥国际摄影大展新人奖五人作品联展、高校学生社团及群体展、高校青年摄影教师作品展；活动有：《中外摄影教育专家讲坛》(中外摄影教育专题讲座)、《中外师生面对面》(中外摄影大师授课点评以及 展 场点评两种形式)等等。
2006 Pingyao International Photography Festival
Featuring the theme of “Diversity and Harmony,” the China Pingyao International Photography Festival was held on September 16-22, 2006 in Pingyao, which reflects the characteristic of keeping pace with the times. More than 8,000 images were on display, including classic and documentary photography exhibitions represented by photographic works by 31 world-renowned photographers at the 30th anniversary of the founding of Contact Press Images, creative photo exhibitions represented by famous Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer, as well as new photo exhibitions by China’s newly-emerged photographic artists. As it were, acclaimed photographers and excellent works could highlight the 2006 PIP.
The 2006 PIP could be regarded as the space of showcasing the educational achievements of photographic colleges in China and abroad, and the platform of exchange and dialogue between Chinese and foreign photographic educational fields, which might provide newly-emerged photographers with the international eyeshot and the space of imagination and inspiration. In accordance with teaching orientation, discipline system and curriculum provision, the theme of photo exhibitions of academies would be unlimited in order to propose the multi-angle thinking and creation for exhibitions, to reinforce the awareness of curators, to encourage students to curate an exhibition, and to take Pingyao as an experimental base of photography for their creation.
Six prizes for newly-emerged photographers were set up at the exhibition. Meanwhile, the exhibitions included 20 Chinese photography academies and 20 foreign photography academies exhibition, joint exhibition of five photographers winning the 2005 PIP award for newly-emerged photographers, college students’ association exhibition, and young college teachers’ works exhibition. There are also such exciting activities as forum on Chinese and foreign photographic educationists, and face-to-face interview among domestic and overseas teachers and students.