PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

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

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

Since launching in 2016, the APA Portrait Award has created an important space for the changing ways Australian photographers approach and consider the art of portraiture. 

We seek to award and celebrate new and experimental modes of photography alongside traditional portrait photography which allows us to expand our world view.   

Our committee is particularly interested in the new and exciting ways Australian photographers are recontextualising what a portrait can be. We encourage unique perspectives, collaborative frameworks and artful 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 and ideas. We encourage entrants to consider pairing their photographs with words.

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

HOW MUCH TO ENTER?

CATEGORY GUIDELINES

  • Entries must be 100% photographic and all elements must be produced by the entrant, including textures or borders
  • No stock photography is allowable
  • Composite Photography should be entered into the Open category. However diptychs, triptychs and sequences are allowable
  • Removal of elements including the removal of blemishes or strands of hair is allowable, however the addition of new elements is not allowable
  • Please do not add any watermarks to your entries. 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

OTHER CATEGORIES THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU

DOCUMENTARY

LANDSCAPE

WILDLIFE / ANIMAL

OPEN / ILLUSTRATIVE

STUDENT

JUNIOR

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

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