How to Enter

Before entering the 2023 Australian Photographic & Videography Prize, entrants MUST ensure they have downloaded the latest Rules, have fully read and understood the requirements of the Categories they’re entering. 

Submit your entries

Once you have downloaded, read and full understood the rules, submit your entries through the Award Portal.

Entries into the Australian Photographic Prize Digital, Photographic Artist and Astrophotography categories must be 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 scruitineering and digital display purposes. For further step by step entry instructions please refer to ‘How to Enter’ on the website.

Entries into the Australian Videography Prize must be submitted as YouTube links through the Awards Portal. For additional information please download the Australian Videography Prize Rules.

Who can enter

The Australian Photographic Prize digital, artist, astro and print awards are open to national and international amateur, student, and professional photographers. National and international entrants may win categories and overall prizes.

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 1st June 2018. Images captured prior to 1 June 2018 are ineligible for entry (with exception to the Photographic Artist Award). Participants may enter an unlimited number digital images and up to eight prints into any category. However, you cannot enter the same image into multiple categories.

Preparing your files for upload

APP Professional Print Service

Naming format: category_ firstname_lastname_Image#.jpeg

Image# relates to the number of the entrant’s entry, with the first entry uploaded titled Image1, the second entry uploaded Image2, etc., e.g. Landscape_Robyn_Campbell_Image8.jpeg

JPEGs only are accepted. If requested, raw files must be provided by the entrant; see page 11 of the Rules for complete details. Prepare your files with the following 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. It doesn’t matter what the length is of the shortest size. Download the image as a jpeg.


The APP 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 in regards to 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.

Sending in your Print entries

All entries must be uploaded by 5pm on Monday, 3rd July 2023 (AEST).

Entries into print categories require your image to be uploaded by 5pm on Monday, 3rd July 2023 (AEST) AND be printed on A3 size paper, posted and received at the judging venue, Photography Studies College, by 5pm on Monday, 17th July 2023 (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. There is no mounting required.