Together with the South Australian Museum, Australian Geographic is committed to enhancing general knowledge of this extraordinary legacy by encouraging photography of the region’s nature and landscapes, and promoting it in this annual competition to find the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. With over $10,000 in prizes, the competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers of any age, located anywhere around the world.
The Australian Photography Awards (APA) is the most progressive and inclusive award for photographers in Australia. Each year, APA calls for original and thought-provoking photography. Photos can be taken anywhere in the world, just as long as the photographs are made by a person residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship. APA searches for work which pushes the boundaries of what a photograph can be. Experimental, new and artful approaches to photography that may be overlooked in other awards are welcomed.
As Australia's largest independent, not-for-profit, bird conservation organisation BirdLife Australia harnesses the enthusiasm of 280,000 bird-loving Australians to make real and measurable differences to protect native birds and their habitat. The Birdlife Australia Photography Awards are open to all photographers, world wide.
Head On Photo Festival is an international annual photography festival based in Sydney, Australia, showing emerging and established photo-artists
Photographer of the Year has become an important launchpad for many amateur photographers in Australia and New Zealand. Photographer of the Year includes six portfolio categories – Landscape, Animal & Nature, People, Aerial, Travel and Black & White – and three single-image categories – Single Shot, Creative and Junior (for entrants under 18).
The Frank Hurley Photography Awards is an international competition to find the best in new photography honouring the spirit and adventurous career of this iconic Australian photographer
The Mono Awards is a black and white photography competition for photographers in Australia and New Zealand. Images will be judged by a star-studded panel of professional photographers with winning images published online as well as in the issues of Australian Photography and Capture magazines.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights. The competition receives over 50,000 entries from all over the world.
N.B: Please keep in mind that awards programs regularly shift their dates. New awards programs open up regularly. Established awards programs can cease running with little notice. While we endeavour to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy.