OPEN / ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou.

Our open category celebrates limitless creativity and everything photography can be, including composites, photography editing and manipulation.

Editing photography and even compositing has existed since the early days of film and landscape photography. Icon Ansel Adams was one of history’s great darkroom editors. Modern technology makes these historic techniques and new ones more accessible than ever before and allows us to produce photographic art that is only limited by our imagination.

We see digital photography as a completely valid and important part of the modern photographic story. This category represents the incredible photographic age we are living in. We are looking for your most innovative and original photography and can’t wait to see what this category brings.

Although we accept imagery that has been entered in other competitions we are on a mission to find original, undiscovered work we have not seen before.

HOW MUCH TO ENTER?

CATEGORY GUIDELINES

  • Entries must be 100% photographic and all elements must be produced by the entrant, including textures and borders. No stock photography or non-photographic elements are allowable.
  • Entrants must edit their own entry.
  • Please do not add any watermarks to your entries as the judging is anonymous. All entries with watermarks on will be disqualified.
  • Please do not enter any images that have been entered into APA in previous years as they will be disqualified.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

X100F Brown = $1999

$500 cash prize

OTHER CATEGORIES THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU

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LANDSCAPE

DOCUMENTARY

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MOBILE

AERIAL

TRAVEL STREET

FILM / ANALOGUE

STUDENT

JUNIOR