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Hi Photographers,

Quite a few interesting opportunities have come through our email and mail over the last few weeks. Here is a summary of the photography competitions (with further information below):

·         Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery - 2016 National Works on Paper
·         Arts NSW - Young Regional Artist Scholarships now open
·         Stanthorpe Art Festival 2016
·         Duo Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
·         Dis-Moi Dix Mot: Tell Me Ten Words... In French Photography Competition
·         Photobook Melbourne Photo Award - Call for submissions

Obviously not all information will be relevant to all recipients. Please forward on to your own networks.


Anouk Beck | Curator - Public Programs


Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2016 National Works on Paper

I’m not sure if this award accepts photography – their website is down so I haven’t been able to check…

National Works on Paper is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions.  A biennial exhibition, its role is to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper.
Recent winners of the National Works on Paper include Laith McGregor, Richard Lewer, Danie Mellor, Gareth Sansom, Paul Boston, Lisa Roet and eX de Medici.

The next National Works on Paper is 16 July - 11 September 2016.
Find out more and submit your work online:

ENTRIES OPEN - 1 February 2016
ENTRIES CLOSE - 15 April 2016

ADD YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to our National Works on Paper mailing list to receive notifications about the 2016 exhibition:


Young Regional Artist Scholarships now open
Arts NSW are offering an exciting opportunity for young NSW regional artists.

The NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships are offered by the State Government to support innovative young artists and arts and cultural workers from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed professional development program in their chosen field. 25 Scholarships will be offered each year.  In 2015/16, 16 have been awarded so far and the call is now on for applicants for the remaining 9. You can read more about the first 16 recipients here

18-25 year old artists and arts and cultural workers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Applications for the Young Regional Artist Scholarship are now open and close Monday 1 February 2016.

For Guidelines and further information on how to apply you can go to
Contact details for Arts NSW are in the Guidelines or phone 9995 0518

Kelly Doley | Program Support Officer (Mon, Tues, Wed)
Regional & Multi Arts, Music
Arts Development and Investment | Arts NSW
Level 5 | 323 Castlereagh St | Sydney  NSW 2000
PO Box A226 | Sydney South | NSW 1235
T: 02 9995 0518 | E: | W

Stanthorpe Art Festival 2016

The Stanthorpe Art Festival supports artists of all levels and disciplines and offers a major prize of $20,000
Open to all artists and all forms of art media. Works entered will have been created since June 2014.

Entries are now open and cost $30 per artwork.
Entries Close Monday 21 March 2016.
2016 Judges include Ron Ramsay, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne and Jason Smith, QAGOMA, Brisbane

Entry form and information: or 0438 260 843

Duo Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

The second Duo Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize is open to Australian and interstate artists.
The major acquisitive Prize is $10,000.
Applications Close: Friday 18 March 2016.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets
Townsville Qld 4810
E.    T. 07 4727 9011    W.

Dis-Moi Dix Mot
Tell Me Ten Words... In French Photography Competition
NSW state-wide photography competition focusing on 10 French words.

The Alliance Française de Sydney, the Consulate  General of Switzerland in Sydney, the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney and The Belgian Trade Office in Sydney are currently organizing a NSW state-wide photo contest focusing on 10 French words.  The 10 chosen words invite you to discover the French as it is spoken in various French- speaking territories.  The participants are invited to submit a photo inspired by one of 10 French words before 7 February 2016 and the public is invited to vote from 22 February to 7 March 2016 for its favorite photo between the top 50 photos selected by the jury.  New South Wales children and adults are invited to participate in this free photo competition, with a chance to win a trip to New Caledonia and many more prizes.

For more information, please visit

Information source:
Alliance Française de Sydney
257 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 2 9292 5730

Photobook Melbourne Photo Award 2016
Call for submissions

#memory_archive – a global exchange project and exhibition.
Photobook Melbourne Photo Award - Exhibition and print swap?
Photobook Melbourne (PBM) will not be running a festival next year, but have been granted a space for 6 months to exhibit photography.

To start this new adventure PBM are calling out for images for the second Photo Award = exhibition + print swap.

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