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Australian Photography Awards 2024

Entries open until August 19th

Cover image by Matthew Newton

Now in its ninth edition, APA is a diverse and progressive celebration of Australian photography.

Each year we call for original and thought-provoking photography which expands our understanding of the world.

Through a major program taking place in Naarm/Melbourne, we continue to grow on the ways in which we exhibit, foster conversation and bring people together through photography. Alongside the prize pool, this program will provide the opportunity to take part in artist talks, a major exhibition and the 2024 APA Annual where selected photographers will be invited to participate as guests and be part of the central program.

Photos can be made anywhere in the world, just as long as the photographs are made by a person residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship or residency.

As an organisation we seek meaning beyond the surface of the photograph, expanding and opening doors for new ways of seeing. In 2024 entrants can submit across seven diverse categories which encourage the different ways we can think about photography. We can’t wait to see what this year’s award will bring, and we’re excited to welcome new and returning photographers to our community.

Submissions are open until August 19, 2024

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