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Exhibition submissions open

– posted by Sally

Head On Photo Festival, Australia's leading annual contemporary photography event returns in May 2018.

Head On creates opportunities for photographers at all career stages to have their work exhibited in Sydney and seen around the world.

With place-making in galleries and pop up exhibition spaces, Head On brings artists, audiences and industry together at exhibitions and events, creating the place to be for anyone who loves photography.

Don’t miss your place in an extraordinary event.

Submit today!

Deadline: 17 September

Head On Photo Festival 2018

5 - 20 May 2018

Sydney, Australia

Create | Exhibit | Inspire



– posted by Sally

The 2017 Olive Cotton Award is now open for entries.

The Award is open to artists living and working in Australia who are Australian citizens or have been Australian residents for 12 months or more. The entry must be: a new portrait completed since 1 April 2015, owned and created by the artist; not previously exhibited (including online but excluding the entrant’s personal webpage or social media platform), shown in competitions or awarded a prize; photographic, archivally sound, still and two-dimensional; within the size limits and able to be hung on or pinned to Gallery walls. The Judge will be looking for excellence in photographic technique, creativity and originality to the standards prescribed by the Director, Tweed Regional Gallery.

Entry is limited to one per person, artistic duo or collective. The entry fee is $33.00 (incl. GST), not refundable under any circumstances. Entry form, fee and image must be received by 5.00pm Friday 12 May 2017. To find out more please read the Conditions of Entry or contact the Gallery on 02 6670 2790 or via email

This year we will accept entries by email to and payment online at

Entry conditions are attached and are also be available at



– posted by Sally

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.


AddOn 2015 - Call for Submissions

– posted by Sally

Head On Photo Festival is pleased to advise AddOn, a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition with an open brief, is back for another year.

In 2011 AddOn featured 90+ photographers...
In 2012 AddOn featured 110+ photographers...
In 2013 AddOn featured 125+ photographers...
In 2014 AddOn featured 153 photographs...

I invite you to help make 2015 the best AddOn ever.

Photos can be of any subject taken with any camera including mobile phones, holgas, etc.
Images must be square and submitted online. This exhibition is by invitation only.

Your picture will be printed and exhibited at the Depot Gallery in Dank Street, Waterloo
between 29 April to 9 May 2015.

The official opening will be on Saturday 2nd May.

At the end of the exhibition another photographer’s photo will be returned to you.
(A kind-of lucky dip for adults.)

The submission fee includes all printing, hanging and exhibition costs, and your return surprise photograph. All funds raised go wholly to the Head On Photo Festival, a not-for-profit organisation.

Images must be in by 11pm, Sunday April 12

To enter...
1. Go to
2. Click the AddOn link at the top of the page.
3. Upload your image and save.
3. Go to the Shopping Cart (also at the top of the page) a make your payment.

Please email me at if you'd like any other information.

Charles McKean BSc  MPhotog I  APP.L  AAPS
AddOn Curator


The Head On Awards are now open for entries

– posted by Sally

In addition to the Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Moving Image categories, there is a new Student category: Open only to primary and secondary Australian school children, the Student Prize has an open theme. All other categories are now open to international entrants.

With over $50 000 in prizes across 5 categories, submit now to take part in Australia’s leading photography festival.

Click here to enter, and be a part of Head On 15


National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

– posted by Sally

The call for entries for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 is closing this coming Monday, 18 November 2013.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. Finalists will be announced in early December. The exhibition will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery from 21 March to 1 June 2014 and tour to selected venues throughout 2015.

The Gallery is offering a prize of $25,000 for the most outstanding photographic portrait.

More information here.

Image: The uncertain recovery, by Arianne McNaught (2013 finalist).


Shoot The Chef 2013 - Barton Taylor

– posted by Sally

Photographer Barton Taylor was a finalist in the Shoot The Chef competition. Barton photographed Lewis Taylor who is the chef at the Glen street theatre where the shoot took place.

John Clark made a behind the scenes timelapse of the shoot.

Shoot the Chef is an annual photo competition that combines Australia’s passion for food and photography. Open nationally as part of this year’s Good Food Month presented by Citi, it invites everyone to pick up their cameras and tackle the challenge.

The brief was simple:
Shoot a chef (or your interpretation of one!) and share it with us using the #shootthechef

There are two awards – Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice – and each winner will receive $2,500 cash to spend on their latest food or photography craving. The judging panel of esteemed foodies and photographers is looking for the best combination of skill and creative interpretation.

All entries are showcased here where you can also cast your vote for the People's Choice Award by 'liking' your favourite shots. Voting closes today (Sept 26).

Images selected as finalists will be printed and exhibited at the Star in Sydney.


BIFB13 Portfolio Review prize:  Amber McCaig!

– posted by Sally

The winner of the BIFB13 Portfolio Review prize:  Amber McCaig!

Congratulations Amber - her prize is the official title & the invitation to submit your folio for consideration of a place in the Core Program for BIFB15.

A little info on Amber.
Born in Melbourne, Amber graduated from Photography Studies College in Southbank in 2009.

Whilst studying, Amber gained three Silver Medals at the prestigious Canon APPA awards for professional photographers and two Silver Medals at the 2009 Victorian Student of the Year Awards.

Her domestic suburban scenes have also gained notice in the United Kingdom, where is 2009 she became a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize, which was judged by Magnum photographer Martin Parr. She was included in the finalist’s exhibition in London, and was published in the book of the exhibition.

Since graduating, Amber has continued her art practice with images that focus on the quirky side of life, with works featuring in the group exhibition ‘In the Kitchen Sink’ at Mars Gallery in Port Melbourne in 2010.

Most recently, Amber has completed her Bachelor Degree in Photography, producing her next major body of work titled ‘Imagined Histories’, featuring historical re-enactors.


Bowness Photography Prize

– posted by Rachelle

Entries to the Bowness Photography Prize are open.

Now in its eighth year the $25 000 non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize has become one of Australia’s most coveted photography prizes.

The prize is one of the country’s most open prizes for photography, accepting film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals. There are no thematic restrictions.

Entries close: midnight Wednesday 10 July 2013

More information and how to enter

Image: Jesse Marlow 2012 Bowness Photography Winner


Marcus Thomson

– posted by Rachelle

Congratulations to Marcus Thomson who has been selected as a nominee in

the Photography Masters Cup with the above two images Silhouette Cows and Aerial Flood Plains.


Zoe Wetherall

– posted by Rachelle

International Photography Awards 2nd place winner for the “Space Between” category Zoe Wetherall is in LA for the opening of the exhibition of winners opening the 30th of March at The Loft at Liz’s located in the historic miracle mile district of Los Angeles.

The exhibition is being held during the 5th Annual Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA),

Never one to stop shooting you can follow Zoe's travel adventures via images on Instagram @zoewetherallphoto or at




Chance to win at Borge’s Imaging

– posted by Rachelle

See more from Borge's Imaging on The Brownbill Effect


Head On Awards

– posted by Rachelle


Deadline 17 March, 11pm EST



Zoe Wetherall

– posted by Rachelle

"I recently entered the 2013 International Photography Awards single-image competition, One Shot: Spaces.

This year’s theme, Spaces, asked photographers to submit work that conveys a sense of inside, outside, or the space between.

I'm very pleased to be named the 2nd Place Winner for the "Space Between" category. All the winning images can be seen here.

My work will be included in the One Shot: Spaces exhibition in April, during the 5th Annual Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), at The Loft at Liz's located in the historic miracle mile district of Los Angeles."

Congratulations Zoe on your success, see more of Zoe's beautiful work here.


Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers

– posted by Rachelle

Don't forget entries to Capture magazine’s annual Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards is now open. Deadline for submissions is 24 February 2013 at 11:59pm.


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