Amateur Category

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.

 

Competition Categories

Open Category The open category is open to Professionals who earn a full or part time income from photography. This is the inaugural year for the Australian Portrait Prize, it is a national...
Amateur Category 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....
Student Category The student category can only be entered by students in academic years 10,11 or 12. Any student earning an income from photography will be disqualified from entering the student...

Judges

Kelly Tunney Born and raised in Canberra, a current hotbed of fine photography...
Peter Eastway APP-L, G.M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, FNZIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP...
Damien Bowerman AIPP M. Photog lll Damien Bowerman is a Melbourne Based...