Photo Collective invites photographers residing in Australia or Australian citizens living overseas to enter the 2021 APA Wildlife & Animal Award.
Since launching in 2016, the APA Wildlife & Animal Award has created an important space for the changing ways Australian photographers interpret the living world.
We seek to award and celebrate unique perspectives of the animal world. This may be achieved through exploring conservation, ecological relationships or the links between human and non-human experiences.
Our committee is particularly interested in finding insightful, non-human stories. We encourage research driven frameworks alongside experimental or observatory points of view. 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.
HOW MUCH TO ENTER?
- The animal can be part of a larger scene, however the animal should be the key subject
- Entries must be 100% photographic and all elements must be produced by the entrant, including textures and borders. No stock photography is allowable
- Composite Photography should be entered into the Open category. However diptychs and triptychs are allowable
- Removal of incidental elements is allowable, including a branch, dust spots or debris
- The photographer should not act upon any animal in a way that stresses, risks injury or death, or damages the habitat or environment of any animal in the taking of the photograph
- 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