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, Format Framing, Ilford Photo, Norwood and Urth

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, Urth and Format Framing

Prizes include:

• (1x) Kayell Australia voucher for an Elinchrome lighting kit of your choice valued at A$4,000
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Momento Pro Voucher valued at A$100
• (1x) Urth Essentials Filter Kit Plus+ valued between A$107 – A$283
• (1x) 1 hour Mentorship Session with Photo Collective valued at A$195
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60
• (1x) 12 month membership to Photo Collective valued at A$75
• Feature in the 2021 APA Annual

Landscape Award, 2021

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

Prizes include:

• (1x) Epson SureColor P906 printer valued at A$2,000
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Ilford Galerie Paper pack valued at A$500
• (1x) A$1000 Cash Prize provided by Photo Collective
• (1x) Momento Pro Voucher valued at A$100
• (1x) Urth Nature Filter Kit Plus+ valued between A$129 – A$297
• (1x) 1 hour Mentorship Session with Photo Collective valued at A$195
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60
• (1x) 12 month membership to Photo Collective valued at A$75
• Feature in the 2021 APA Annual

Documentary Award, 2021

Supported by Nikon Australia, Momento Pro, Urth and Format Framing

Prizes include:

• (1x) Nikon Z7 Camera body + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f4 S kit valued at A$4,500
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Momento Pro Voucher valued at A$100
• (1x) Urth Essentials Filter Kit Plus+ valued between A$107 – A$283
• (1x) 1 hour Mentorship Session with Photo Collective valued at A$195
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60
• (1x) 12 month membership to Photo Collective valued at A$75
• Feature in the 2021 APA Annual

Wildlife & Animal Award, 2021

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

Prizes include:

• (1x) Epson SureColor P906 printer valued at A$2,000
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Ilford Galerie Paper pack valued at A$500
• (1x) A$1000 Cash Prize provided by Photo Collective
• (1x) Momento Pro Voucher valued at A$100
• (1x) Urth Nature Filter Kit Plus+ valued between A$129 – A$297
• (1x) 1 hour Mentorship Session with Photo Collective valued at A$195
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60
• (1x) 12 month membership to Photo Collective valued at A$75
• Feature in the 2021 APA Annual

Open & Illustrative Award, 2021

Supported by Nikon Australia, Momento Pro, Urth and Format Framing

Prizes include:

• (1x) Nikon Z7 Camera body + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f4 S kit valued at A$4,500
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Momento Pro Voucher valued at A$100
• (1x) Urth ND Selects Filter Kit Plus+ valued between A$90 – A$279
• (1x) 1 hour Mentorship Session with Photo Collective valued at A$195
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60
• (1x) 12 month membership to Photo Collective valued at A$75
• Featured in the 2021 APA Annual

Student Award, 2021

Supported by Nikon Australia, The Brownbill Effect, Urth and Format Framing

Prizes include:

• (1x) Nikon Z5 Camera body + NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f4-6.3 kit valued at A$2,400
• (1x) 1 hour Portfolio Review with The Brownbill Effect valued at A$1,100
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Urth Explorer Filter Kit valued between A$91 – A$273
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60
• (1x) 12 month membership to Photo Collective valued at A$75
• Featured in the 2021 APA Annual

Junior Award, 2021

Supported by Nikon Australia, Urth and Format Framing

Prizes include:

• (1x) Nikon Z50+ Camera body + NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 VR kit valued at $1,500
• (1x) 1 hour Mentorship Session with Photo Collective valued at A$195
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Urth Stellar Filter Kit valued between A$76 – A$127
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60
• Featured in the 2021 APA Annual

People's Choice Award, 2021

Supported by The Brownbill Effect, Urth and Format Framing

Prizes include:

• (1x) Portfolio review with The Brownbill Effect valued at A$1,100
• (1x) Format Framing (print and frame) voucher (600 x 900 mm) valued at A$310
• (1x) Urth Explorer Filter Kit valued between A$91 – A$273
• (1x) Ilford Sprite 35-II reusable camera valued at A$60