Photographic Artist Award

Sponsored by EIZO, the winner of the EIZO Photographic Artist Award will receive an EIZO ColorEdge CG2700S (valued at $4,000)!

Thanks to the generous support of EIZO APAC, we are thrilled to announce an exciting new category that is open to ALL entrants.

The category will be judged LIVE and IN PERSON by our professional judges during the event, however, to turn everything on its head, this category will be judged LIVE on an EIZO calibrated monitor from your digital files during the event!

The premise of this award is to honour the unique creativity and skill of the Photographic Artist. While photography is a large part of the Photographic Artist’s image production, there is often an equal weighting on the post-production skill required to bring a composite together.

Karen Alsop, co-founder of The Australian Photographic Prize and director of Story Art, has a long history of awards in the photographic industry for her complex and creative composites. Karen has long found it hard to ‘fit in’, and even though the photography industry, in general, is very embracing of new technologies, the Digital Artistry component of this type of composite work needed to be recognised to a greater capacity, while still acknowledging the photographic skill also required.

This category, created in partnership with EIZO, celebrates BOTH the Photographer and the Photographic Artist. Judges who specialise in this field will score on a live panel, viewing the entrant’s work on a widescreen, colour-managed, EIZO monitor.

The Australian/New Zealand winner of this category will receive a stunning EIZO CG2700S monitor with inbuilt colour calibration and hood and a trophy. The International winner will receive a Story Art Education Lifetime Membership valued at $799 and a One on One mentoring session for 2 hours with Karen Alsop valued at $500.

The best part of this prize in our opinion is the opportunity for the winner to market themselves as the EIZO Photographic Artist of the Year 2023

The Prize

The winner of the EIZO Photographic Artist Award will receive an EIZO ColorEdge CG2700S (valued at $4,000)!

This flagship 27-inch monitor marks a new generation of ColorEdge with a new exterior design. With 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, 400 cd/m2 high brightness, and HDR gamma support, the monitor reproduces content in remarkable detail. 

USB Type-C®connectivity provides a streamlined experience so professionals in video editing, game development, photography and more can focus on creating.

2K WQHD Resolution 

The ColorEdge CG2700S displays at 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. The 27-inch screen provides ample space for displaying Full HD content in full with enough space to show toolbars, palettes, and other windows or applications. 

This makes the monitor versatile for video editing, 3DCG creation, game development, photography, and other creative fields. EIZO also offers a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) model with the ColorEdge CG2700X for creators focused on 4K content.

Reliable Colour Management

Built-in sensor to automate your workflow
ColorEdge were the first monitors in the world to have a built-in calibration sensor for colour critical applications. The ColorEdge CG2700S’s built-in sensor can be set to calibrate the monitor automatically at designated times. This eliminates the need for a third-party calibration device and ensures your screen stays colour-accurate. In addition, the sensor swings onto the screen, taking up minimal space and allowing you to continue working even during calibration.

ColorNavigator 7 Colour Management Software
A monitor needs to be calibrated at regular intervals to maintain colour accuracy. EIZO’s proprietary ColorNavigator 7 software provides an intuitive and highly precise solution to colour management. It allows you to schedule automatic recalibration, calibrate all colour modes simultaneously, and conduct correlation with external sensors to match the studio’s internal colour management framework. Calibration information is saved to the monitor instead of the operating system so users do not have to recalibrate even when using a different PC.

Colour Precision

Vivid Colours Reproduced to Industry Standards
The monitor’s wide colour gamut faithfully reproduces 98% of the DCI-P3 standard used in digital cinema and supports the BT.2020 standard used in broadcasting. In addition, it covers 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space so images shot in Adobe RGB will be displayed correctly. It also covers almost the entire ISO-coated and US web-coated CMYK colour spaces used in printing.

3D LUT for Accurate Colour Display
The monitor uses a 3D LUT which adjusts colours individually on an RGB cubic table. With the supported ColorNavigator 7 software’s emulation function, creators can check how content will appear to their audience. The 3D LUT also improves the monitor’s additive color mixture (combination of RGB), which is a key factor in its ability to display neutral gray tones.

10-Bit Simultaneous Display
Using the DisplayPort or HDMI input, the ColorEdge monitor offers 10-bit simultaneous display from a 16-bit look-up-table (LUT) which means it can show more than one billion colours simultaneously. This is 64 times more colours than you get with 8-bit display, resulting in smooth colour gradations and reduced Delta-E between two adjacent colours.

Broadcast and Cinema Presets
Preset modes for DCI-P3, BT.709, and BT.2020 ensure you can work in the appropriate color spaces and gamma values. In addition, preset modes for PQ (DCI and BT.2100) and HLG (BT.2100) are available for viewing HDR content. With the built-in calibration sensor, you can conveniently adjust or maintain the brightness setting for each preset.