Photo Collective invites photographers residing in Australia or Australian citizens living overseas to enter the APA 2021.

Supported by Nikon Australia, Kayell Australia, Epson Australia, Momento Pro, The Brownbill Effect and Format Framing

Since launching in 2016, APA has become an important space for the changing ways Australian photographers tell stories.

We seek to award and celebrate new and experimental modes of photography alongside traditional methods. Our committee is particularly interested in the new and exciting ways Australian photographers are approaching their practice. We encourage unique, artful and research driven approaches. When viewing work, we consider intent and meaning alongside technical ability.

We seek to recognise work which can open important dialogues and explore big ideas through photography. Our committee considers context beyond the surface of the image. We do not encourage work which exploits, endangers, harms or stereotypes. For this reason, image statements are a valuable tool in conveying concepts, techniques and ideas. We encourage entrants to consider pairing their photographs with words.

Secondary or tertiary students automatically go in the running for the Student Award after submitting a paid entry into any of the other categories. We also have a Junior category for people aged 15 and under.

Portrait Award, 2021

Supported by Kayell Australia, Momento Pro and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication

Landscape Award, 2021

Supported by Kayell Australia, Epson Australia, Ilford, Momento Pro and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication

Documentary Award, 2021

Supported by Nikon Australia, Momento Pro and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication

Wildlife & Animal Award, 2021

Supported by Kayell Australia, Epson Australia, Ilford, Momento Pro and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication

Open & Illustrative Award, 2021

Supported by Nikon Australia, Momento Pro and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication

Student Award, 2021

Supported by The Brownbill Effect, Nikon Australia and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication

Junior Award, 2021

Supported by Nikon Australia and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication

People's Choice Award, 2021

Supported by The Brownbill Effect and Format Framing

All top 20 finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the APA Annual publication