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Australian Photographic Prize

Enter 3rd June - 1 July 2024   |   Event 12 - 14 July 2024


How to Enter


Entries Open: 9am 3 June 2024 (AEST)

Entries Close: 5pm 1 July 2024 (AEST)

Printed Entries Must be Received by: 5pm 8 July 2024 (AEST)



Please note: If you have entered in the past, your log in will not work with our new system. You will need to register for a new account. This will happen at the 'Checkout' stage.

Step by step instructions can also be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrgMHhdlK_k

STEP 1: Read the Rules

Before entering the 2024 Australian Photographic Prize, entrants MUST ensure they have downloaded the latest Rules and have fully read and understood the requirements of the Categories they’re entering.

Download 2024 Rules

Who Can Enter

The Australian Photographic Prize digital, Photographic Artist, and Print Awards are open to national and international amateur, student, and professional photographers.

National and international entrants may win category titles and trophies. Australian entrants can also win prizes from our sponsors.

What Can Be Entered

Images submitted must be from original photographs captured by the entrant that have not been entered into previous Australian Photographic Prize competitions.

All elements that make up an entry must have been captured on or after 3rd June 2019. Images captured prior to 3rd June 2019 are ineligible for entry (with the exception to the EIZO Photographic Artist Award).

Participants may enter an unlimited number of digital images and up to eight prints into any category. However, you cannot enter the same image into multiple categories.


STEP 2: Purchasing Entries in the Shop


Once you have downloaded, read, and fully understood the rules, submit your entries

Go to “Shop” and purchase your digital and/or print entries

In the shop you will have the option to purchase written feedback on your digital entries or printing on your print entries.

Entries into the Australian Photographic Prize Digital, EIZO Photographic Artist and Steve Scalone Urban Architecture Award categories are submitted as digital entries only.

Entries into print categories must be submitted as both digital and print entries; only the print entry will be judged; digital entry is for scrutineering and digital display purposes.


STEP 3: Prepare Your Files for upload

Naming Format: category_ firstname_lastname_Image#.jpeg

Example File Name: Landscape_Robyn_Campbell_Image8.jpeg

Image# relates to the number of the entrant’s entry, with the first entry uploaded titled Image1, the second entry uploaded Image2, etc.

JPEGs only are accepted. If requested, raw files must be provided by the entrant; see full Rules for complete details.

File Specifications

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • Convert to sRGB Profile
  • Save as maximum quality JPEG

If you do not have access to Photoshop or Lightroom, Adobe has a resizing tool here:


Upload your image, select Custom Resize and change the longest side to 3000px. The shortest side can be any length less than (or equal to) the longest side. Download the image as a jpeg.

Entry Instructions Resize Image

Entry Instructions Image Type

STEP 4: Uploading Your Images

Go to your "Account" (little blue person icon)

Select "My Activities"

You will see your purchased entries, select “View” and upload your entries. You will be able to select your category, add a description (if relevant) and order a print if selected at the shop. Upload your image and then hit Save. You can now go back to my activities and upload your next image.

If you need to change your image, go back and select the delete button. This option is only available only until the close of competition on Monday 1 July at 5pm, at which time, all entries will be locked off and unable to be changed.

AusPrize Professional Print Service

The AusPrize Professional Print Service is available through the entry portal.

Paper choices are:

  • Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique II (Warm Base/Satin Finish)
  • Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag (Pure White/Satin Finish)
  • Canson Infinity Rag Photographique (Warm Base Rag Paper)
  • Canson BKF Rives Pure White (Cool Base/Rag Paper)

See Canson website for further information regarding paper choice.

Prints ordered through the Professional Printing Service are formatted to vertical/horizontal depending on image and are automatically packaged, labelled and delivered to the venue.


STEP 5: Sending In Your Print Entries

Entries into print categories require your image to be uploaded by 5pm on Monday, 1st July 2024 (AEST) AND be printed on A3 size paper, posted and received at the judging venue, Photography Studies College, by 5pm on Tuesday, 9th July 2024 (AEST).

Prints smaller than A3 are acceptable – for example, an 11×14 inch print is slightly smaller than A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches). However, images printed or mounted larger than A3, such as A3 Plus, will not be judged.

Print and attach each print’s identification label (available by logging into website after entry) to that print’s acid-free plastic sleeve. DO NOT SEAL THE SLEEVE. There is no mounting required. Package your prints in a flat cardboard mailer or print paper box clearly labelled DO NOT BEND. If you would like your prints returned after judging, include a name and address label and ensure the $35 return postage fee is paid at the shop.


STEP 6: Book Your Event Tickets

Register to attend the LIVE judging of the Top 35 entries in each Digital Category, ALL Print entries, and the Top 10 Steve Scalone Urban Architecture images at Photography Studies College Melbourne (registration includes workshops and lunch). Check out our other great events in the Shop and grab your tickets!


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The Australian Photographic Prize is an annual all-embracing national Photography Competition held at Photography Studies College, Melbourne from 12th – 14th July, 2024.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the unceded lands on which the Australian Photographic Prize does business. We pay our deep respect to the Ancestors and Elders of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong Peoples where our awards are conducted. We also acknowledge all First Nations Peoples that make contributions to our photography community.