Entries are accepted from 1st June 2019 to 2nd September 2019 at 11:59pm (AEST).
We believe photography is a powerful medium that can bring about real change. It plays an integral role in bringing people together and is about being part of a bigger social movement. Australian Photography Awards (APA) promotes social understanding and diversity through a celebration of the great photography this country has to offer.
These Awards are open to anyone. Enthusiasts. Professionals. We celebrate diversity. Entrants must live in Australia or be Australian citizens living overseas; the subject matter doesn’t have to be Australian.
In 2019 there are eleven categories to enter. Across all eleven categories we are looking for original, thought provoking photography. We love seeing striking imagery that excels at storytelling and allows us to see the world in a different way. Our 2019 categories are as follows:
As photography develops so do new ways to produce work. For digital composite we accept imagery in our Open/Illustrative category. In all other categories we only accept traditional manipulations. Please see our category pages for further details.
Secondary and or tertiary students can automatically choose to go in the running for the student category prize after submitting an entry into any of the other categories. In 2019 we are also opening a Junior category for people aged 13 and under, entrants must be of age when entering.
All entrants can select to be in the People’s Choice Award by sharing their entries through Facebook after submitting. The 20 highest voted images will be added to a Facebook gallery alongside the other eleven category galleries featuring the top 20 highest scoring images from each category. The image with the most engagements in each category will receive a People’s Choice Award.
We accept imagery that have been entered into other competitions although entries that have been submitted into Australian Photography Awards in previous years will not be considered for judging. APA does not have a time limit allocation as to when the images were taken.
Every entry has the chance to win within their chosen category. See our categories and prizes here.
There is no limit on image entries. Simply select a category and upload your image/s. You can also enter the same image in multiple categories.
For a full list of our 2019 Terms and Conditions please click here
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