About APA

Entries are accepted from 1 June 2017 to 18 September 2017 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.

There are six categories to enter. Secondary and or tertiary students automatically go in the running for the student category prize after submitting an entry into any of the other six categories.

Across all 7 categories we are looking for honest photography that is new and fresh. We love seeing striking images we haven’t seen before that excel at storytelling and force us to look at photography in a different way. As photography develops so do new ways to produce work. As long as the images are photography based, we welcome forms of post production executed at a high standard.

We accept all images 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.

We have more than $42,000 in cash and prizes as well as the opportunity to be recognised as one of Australia’s finest image makers.


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