Photography is a powerful medium that brings people together and promotes understanding. It teaches us about the world outside of our regular scope of view and informs us. We are searching for imagery which deepens our understanding, celebrates diversity and allows us to see from a unique perspective. The APA committee takes every entrant’s work seriously to make sure that nobody is overlooked. We are proud of our history of awarding and discovering new and emerging photographers alongside established artists.

We work hard to make our operation clear and fair for our entrants. The rights of our entrants always come first and foremost. Copyright always stays with the entrant and imagery entered into APA is never sold on to third parties. We always ask permission before imagery is used for anything other than to promote the entrants position within the competition or the competition itself.

Do I retain copyright?

The copyright of photographs always and unconditionally remains the property of the photographer.

When does the competition close?

In 2022, entries close October 3rd at 11:59pm AEDT. Please note, APA does not extend deadlines.

Are there time restrictions on photographs?

We have no time restrictions on when an image was taken, we just can’t have seen it before in APA.

What if my images have been submitted into other competitions?

We accept imagery that has been submitted into other competitions or published through other channels, however we do not accept entries that have been submitted into APA in the past.

Does the content of the imagery need to be Australian?

No. Photos can be taken anywhere in the world, just as long as the photographs are made by a person residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship or an Australian permanent residency.

How do I supply my files?

Images should be JPEG format. Do not watermark or put any identifying branding on the images. These will not be considered for judging.

How do I name my files?

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.

How much does it cost to enter?

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

• Single entry cost is $30
• 3 images cost $80 ($30 for additional images)
• 8 images cost $210 ($27 for additional images)

Can I get feedback on my entries?

Entrants who submit eight or more entries will be entitled to a Personalised Feedback Session.