Since launching in 2016 Australian Photography Awards is searching for Australia’s most original, honest and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. We are looking for imagery which deepens our understanding and allows us to see from a unique perspective.

Australian Photography Awards (APA) is one of the most celebrated photographic competitions in Australia. Since launching in 2016 we continue to discover Australia’s most original, honest and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. We are searching for imagery which deepens our understanding and allows us to see from a unique perspective. Each year we reward emerging talent alongside some of Australia’s most established photographers. The rights of our entrants always come first and foremost and copyright always stays with the entrant.

In 2020 we are excited to offer eight diverse categories including Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife / Animal, Documentary, Travel / Street & Open / Illustrative alongside Student and Junior (13 and under). We extend a huge prize pool of cash & cameras along with the opportunity to have your work published and considered by a committee of some of Australia’s best visual artists.

APA is open to any persons residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship. Content of the photographs does not need to be Australian. Entries begin at AUD$28 per image with discount packages available.

Opening 17 August – Closing 26 October. No extended deadlines

www.australianphotographyawards.com.au
Closing date – October 26, 2020
Prize pool – Each category will have its own winner, totalling eight category winners. These prizes consist of: Portrait – A $2,000 cash prize and 1 x Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4/4 Softbox to go set valued at $1,750 and $100 in Momento Pro voucher Landscape – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-70 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Documentary – 1 x Fujifilm X100V camera valued at $2,400 and a $200 Momento Pro voucher Wildlife/Animal – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-200 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Travel/Street – 1 x Fujifilm X100V camera valued at $2,400 and a $300 Momento Pro voucher Open/Illustrative – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-70 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Student – 1 x Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition + XF56mm F1.2 lens valued at $2,000 and 1 x Fujifilm Instax SP3 printer valued at $200 Junior – 1 x Fujifilm Instax SP3 printer valued at $200 and $200 Cash prize People’s Choice – $500 Cash prize All finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the ‘APA 2020 Annual’ publication.
Entry fee – Entries begin at AUD$28 per image with discount packages available.
Eligibility – APA is open to any persons residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship. Content of the photographs does not need to be Australian.
Copyright policy – We understand the importance of image copyright. As such, the copyright of photographs always and unconditionally remains the property of the photographer.
Usage Rights policy – APA and our sponsors may use imagery to advertise APA, showcase finalists and feature photography through our website and social media channels. A credit will always be front and center wherever an image is used. If an entrant is not wanting us to use their imagery in this way we will happily comply.