Are you wanting to find out more about the categories on offer in the Australian Photographic Prize Nikon Digital Awards?
The Australian Photographic Prize Nikon Digital Awards are open to amateur photographers only.
An amateur photographer is defined as an actual person, receiving less than $10,000AUD per year in photographically-related income.
Entries are open to both national and international amateur photographers. Categories may be won by national or international entrants, including students. Only Australian residents are eligible to be awarded the title of 2022 APP Nikon Digital Awards winner.
All Category Winners and Grand Finalists receive an APP Trophy plus a major prize.
Winners and finalists will also receive a digital badge for use in publicity and marketing. Winners will be showcased on the Vmax screen during the Gala Presentation event.
$4000 worth of product of your choice from Nikon Australia
Prize: Epson SureColor P706
Sponsored by Epson
Let your imagination go wild through the unusual combination of objects, shapes, texture, colour,distortion, or viewpoints, using in-camera or post-production techniques for novel or creative effect. The base image and all additional elements must be photographic in origin and captured
by the entrant.
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For the purposes of this competition, a landscape is a photograph of natural scenery but may include people or man-made elements, provided none of these additional elements dominates the photograph. Composite images, including stitched panoramas, are allowed if the digital post production does not distort the original content.
Nature and Wildlife
Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Medium
Sponsored by Wacom
Images should show the beauty of nature or wildlife captured in their natural habitat. Only single-capture images (with the exception of HDR images), created through focus stacking, time exposures and stitched images, are permitted. Images must not contain human or man-made
elements. Wildlife entries must not portray any form of organised or intentional cruelty.
● Post-production techniques, such as dodging and burning, may be used to enhance the image as long as the authenticity of the original scene is retained.
● Colour images must appear natural; images may also be entered as black and white conversions.
● Techniques that remove in-camera elements, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches are allowed.
● With the exception of cropping, the addition, removal, relocation, or replacement of pictorial elements is not permitted.
Sponsored by Adobe
Entries must be single-capture images that portray or give context to an actual event or situation and may, among other subject matter, include sport, daily life, the human condition, or a newsworthy incident. Photographs should have an impact or provoke a lasting emotional response. Staged, contrived, or manipulated situations that alter the truth are unacceptable. Basic post-production techniques, such as colour and brightness adjustments, cropping, dodging, and burning are allowed.
Sponsored by Kayell
Entries must include at least one person, ranging from candid photographs to formal portraits of families, groups, and individuals. Composite images are allowed so long as the post-production does not play a significant part in conveying the subject’s personality
or story. Reportage – Sponsored by Adobe
Entries must be single-capture images that portray or give context to an actual event or situation and may, among other subject matter, include sport, daily life, the human condition, or a newsworthy incident. Photographs should have an impact or provoke a
lasting emotional response. Staged, contrived, or manipulated situations that alter the truth are unacceptable. Basic post-production techniques, such as colour and brightness adjustments, cropping, dodging, and burning are allowed.
Prize: $1000 worth of Printing
Sponsored by Atkins Lab
Images should authentically portray an area’s people, culture, customs and history; a sense of place is important. Travel is not limited to other lands or countries and may include photographs of domestic origin. Composite images are allowed provided post-production techniques do not detract from the legitimacy of the subject(s) and/or destination.