Australian Photography Awards was created for photographers by photographers. We love the photography industry and it is an incredible experience watching this community grow. To showcase photographers and their work and reward their imagery with prizes is something we are really proud of.

You Retain Copyright

As photographers we understand the importance of image copyright. The copyright always remains the property of the photographer. 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.

When does the competition close?

Entries close at 11:59pm on September 2nd, 2019.

We have no time restrictions

Here at APA we have no time restrictions on when an image was taken.

We can’t have seen it before

Although we don’t have time stipulations on imagery we do not accept entries that have been submitted into APA in the past, however, if it has been submitted into other competitions that is perfectly fine.

Location of Photos

Photos can be taken any where in the world, just as long as you are an Australian Resident.

Supply of files

All images submitted into APA must be submitted by the photographer. For best results images are to be sized at 2,500 pixels on the longest length and saved as a high resolution JPEG, 300dpi. Images should not exceed 4mb. Do not watermark or put any identifying branding on the images. These will not be considered for judging as these cannot be viewed anonymously.

File Naming

Unlike other competitions, we don’t require your files to be named a certain way. When you submit an entry, our system generates an associated file name. Photographer information, category and descriptive text can all be added along with the image in the entry process.

Cost of entering

We have pricing tiers to accommodate multiple image entries. All monetary amounts are stated in AUD.

• Single entry cost is $28
• 3 images cost $75 ($28 for additional images)
• 8 images cost $195* ($25 for additional images)
* Entries with 8 images and over will receive feedback on their entries after the competition

Why the entry fee?

Running a competition such as APA to the highest industry and ethical standards is not possible without funding. Our staff work full time to enable us to provide the best possible experience to our entrants and provide transparency throughout all stages of our operation. We have been approved by Photo Watchdog, an organisation that enforces fair photographic competitions.

Community guidelines

If you have feedback, either positive or negative we love to hear from you. Please reach us at [email protected]

We encourage comments, debate and engagement through our social media channels but have no tolerance for abusive behavior. As a policy we don’t delete posts and endeavour to address any concerns publically. However we do not tolerate behaviour that compromises the work of the individuals we feature.

For further information please view our Terms and Conditions.