The amateur category can only be entered by people who earn under $1000 per year in income from photography. Income and prizes from winning photography competitions is not counted.
This is the inaugural year for the Australian Portrait Prize, it is a national competition that Australian and New Zealand entrants can enter. It awards and promotes photography excellence in all forms of analogue and digital photography with a focus on portraiture. To see if you qualify please read our terms and conditions.
The competition starts online with a prize pool of cash and prizes totalling $40,000 and the finalists will be automatically entered for free into an additional print competition that has an extra prize pool of $20,000. This print competition will be judged and drawn on the final night of the Australian Portrait Conference on the 14th of October 2018 in Sydney.