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2021 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Entries close 30 June, 2021

June 7, 2021June 30th, 2021Opportunities
© Christian Thompson

Over the last 15 years, the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country.

Entries are now open and MGA invites artists to submit photographic work created over the last year – a year that we will all never forget, with the shortlisted works exhibited at the gallery in September. The winning work will be awarded $30,000 and will be acquired into MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs. The Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will be voted by the public with the recipient receiving $5,000.

The MGA Foundation recognises the importance of supporting practicing artists, and the positive impact the prize money for both the winner and Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will have on the recipients.

MGA is also welcoming back Colour Factory as a supporter of the Honourable Mentions selected by the judges. Colour Factory is a fine art photographic studio in Melbourne offering fine art printing vouchers to the three recipients.

Entries open: Wednesday 12 May – 30 June 2021

Entry guidelines and information:

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