Photo Competition

One of the world’s most prestigious photo festivals, Head On is calling for photographers to compete for prizes across five categories: Portrait, Landscape, Mobile, Moving Image and Students. Professional and emerging photographers, photo journalists and artists are encouraged to submit to the Head On Photo Awards from 1 February (deadline closes 1 March) 2015.

Across 5 categories, 16 judges, 160 finalists and $50 000 in prizes, the Head On Awards represent a global selection of the best emerging and established photography. Our anonymous judging ensures each work is selected solely on its merit rather than the celebrity of the photographer.

Submit your work here.

The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. With over 145 countries represented on LensCulture, in over 15 languages, we’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day portrait. This is an open call for portrait photography from around the world. 6 Winners and 25 Finalists will be chosen.

Asian women photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in a series of print exhibitions and projected slideshows curated by Yumi Goto (of Reminders Project and Photography Stronghold) Exhibitions and screening will be part of the 2014 OBSCURA Festival held in Penang Island from the 15th – 20th August 2014.

The photo essays, series and bodies of submitted work may be about any issue, event or person but must have been photographed in the applicant¹s native country. Completed bodies of work and ongoing projects are both acceptable.
2014 Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase
Third Edition
Submission Deadline: 1st March 2014
Download application form:

Applicants who are ethnically Asian but were born outside of Asia are also eligible, but must submit a body of work photographed in their forefathers country. We have received numerous questions about this stipulation, so would like to provide the following random examples:

1. A woman brought up in France but born in Cambodia may submit work from Cambodia

2. An American woman with a Chinese mother and Filipino father may submit work from China or the Philippines

3. A half­-Asian woman is also eligible

Submission guidelines
10 final works will be selected. A curator’s choice of three works will be shortlisted for a print exhibition at OBSCURA Festival 2014.

Australia’s largest open-entry, photo-media exhibition and competition, CCP Salon presented by Leica and Ilford is now in its 21st year! CCP Salon presents an exciting and diverse snapshot of contemporary, Australian photo-media practice and presents an excellent opportunity for emerging and established photo-based artists to exhibit work.

This annual event celebrates the latest developments in photo-media practice around the country, and provides an excellent opportunity to exhibit work in a professional, high-profile context. Supported by leaders in the photographic industry, CCP Salon awards $20,000 worth of prizes over 23 categories, and visitors are also invited to vote for their favourite image in the Crumpler People’s Choice Award.

More info here!

I am a finalist of the Australian Art Show Photographic Competition 2013 with “Man’s Watch” 🙂

The event is being held at the Hordern Pavilion, Driver Avenue, in Moore Park. If you’d like to stop by, show hours are as follow: Friday October 25 from 5pm to 9pm; Saturday October 26 from 10am to 5pm; Sunday October 27 from 10am to 4pm.


The Australian Art Show launches a new competition:

Do you love art and photography?

YOUR photo might be on display at the Australian Art Show in Sydney – PLUS you could win a NIKON!
All you need to do is take a photo that represents the theme: ‘TIME’

If selected, you could win a Nikon D7100 – DX-Format DSLR with Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens.This fantastic prize from Digital Camera Warehouse is valued at $1,891! (RRP, as of August 2013).

A selection of finalists will also have their photos displayed as part of the photography competition feature area at the Australian Art Show in Sydney. Plus, friends and family will be able to see your entry at the show and through various social media platforms.

The competition is open NOW and closes 5pm Monday October 21, 2013. Click here for more information and click here to submit your entry online. Don’t forget to come along to the show to see the finalists! It’s FREE ENTRY. If you would like to contact the Australian Art Show team, please email or phone 02 9452 7575.

Good luck!

As of today, I am officially a Verge Awards Finalists!

Verge Awards is pretty big around Sydney and photographic entries are judged by one Jacky Redgate with a 25-year exhibition history, with representation in numerous prestigious national and international exhibitions, including Australian Perspecta (1985, 1987–89) and the Biennale of Sydney (1986, 1988, 1990).

All finalists are amazing, as well, and I don’t put hopes in winning, but I’d like to take the opportunity to invite you to one of a hack awards party, on Thursday,10 October, 6:00 – 8:00pm, at Verge Gallery 🙂

Felling like competing? The National Geographic launched a while back “Your Shot”, a pretty awesome opportunity for fotographer to submit their shots to the month’s assignment, get some feedback and see their works organized into stories. Find out more on how is this actually working here!

If that’s to your liking, you have two weeks left to submit to the assignment “The Night”:

As daylight dims, other lights brighten. Show us what happens after dark: inky shadows, secret smiles, glittering stars … Dark hours mean rest for some and, for others, a chance to find much-needed nourishment. Share your pictures of the harsh glare of neon, the warm glow of loved ones, or the luminous mist of a moonlit waterfall. What does night mean to you? (Let’s keep it fresh: submit up to three of your photos from 2013.)