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Australian Photographic Prize open for entries

The Australian Photographic Prize has published rules for both the Nikon Digital Awards and the Epson Print Awards and both competitions are now open for entry.

Competition entrants can can pre-purchase their entries with a 20 percent Early Bird Discount, until next Monday, July 25,  and come back later to complete and submit entries.

The Australian Photographic Prize has over $30,000 worth of prizes on offer as well as trophies and opportunities for in-person and online feedback.

The Epson Print Awards – the ultimate winner of which will be the Australian Photographic Prize winner – is open to all photographers, including professionals, students, and amateurs.

There are 10 categories available, and participants can enter up to eight photographs, with a maximum of four per category. Each entry – in the form of an A3-format print – will cost $45 with the early-bird discount, and $55 after July 25. There’s a fee of $35 for each participant to have prints boxed and returned.

Tertiary Students are welcome to enter and compete for a separate APP Student Award. ‘In addition, there are Master and Grand Master Awards for those who have previously gained the equivalent academic, national, or international competition titles,’ the website states.

Judging will take place at City Edge, Narre Warren (Melbourne), and livestreamed from
9am on September 9 – 10.  The Australian Photographic Prize Gala Ceremony will be held from 7pm on Sunday 11 at Village Cinema, Fountain Gate.

The Nikon Digital Awards is for amateur photographers (earning under $10K per annum from photography) and is judged across six categories. An unlimited number of entries can be lodged ($20/entry until July 25, $25/entry after July 25). Written feedback by the judges will cost $5/entry.

There is a multitude of separate sub-category prizes in both the print and digital image competitions. Readers should study the rules and supporting documents for a fuller understanding of the details.

World Photographic Cup connection

Australian participants who achieve semi-finalist or finalist scores in either the Epson Print Awards or the Nikon Digital Awards will be eligible for consideration by Kylie Lyon’s World Photographic Cup Team Australia Association to join the invitation-only 2023 WPC Team Australia.

The Australian Photographic Prize will culminate in a two-day conference and trade exhibition at the City Edge space in Narre Warren.

Conference keynote speakers include Walkley Award winning photojournalist Nick Moir, Kelly Brown, Kris Anderson and Robin Moon. There will be an ‘Expo Playground’ from 3:30 – 5:30 where participants can get ‘up close and personal’ with cameras printers and lighting equipment.

Tickets for the conference are $325 for ‘two-day access to world-class speakers covering a wide range of photographic genres. You will also gain access to the Print Awards judging, taking place in the same venue, and the Trade Show with your favourite suppliers.’











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