Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020: Call for entries

The call for entries for Australasia's preeminent contest for emerging photographers, Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020, is now open. Now in its 12th year, the competition has uncovered and helped boost the careers of numerous emerging photographers from Australia and New Zealand. Special pre-early-bird pricing available until 31 October 2019, 11:59pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time – AEDT).

© Lina Hayes. Finalist (Top 10), Portrait. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Shelley Reis. Finalist (Top 10), Portrait. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019

The prize pool for 2020 is particularly impressive, and currently stands at over $26,000 in cash and prizes. This will grow as more amazing sponsors come on board. The overall winner, Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer 2020, will receive $1,500 along with a Fujifilm X-T3 and XF18-55mm lens valued at $3,298, from our major sponsor, Fujifilm. The competition's overall runner-up will receive a Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite Edition with XF 23mm f/2 lens valued at $3,099, also from the very good folks at Fujifilm. A full list of all the prizes up for grabs can be seen by visiting this link. Please note that this will be updated as additional competition sponsors sign on. 

As always, one of the things that sets this competition apart from most others around the world is that it's judged by am impressvive array of some of the most respected professional photographers from Australia, and around the globe. Last year, more than 30 judges were involved in helping to determine the winners.

© Timothy Moon. Finalist (Top 10), Landscape. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Timothy Moon. Finalist (Top 10), Landscape. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019

The overall winner in 2019 was Tristan Still, who also won the Portrait category. The winner of the Landscape category, Ty Stedman, was the overall runner-up.

© Tristan Still. Overall winner - Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer. Winner, Portrait. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Tristan Still. Overall winner - Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer. Winner, Portrait.
Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.

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The pre-early-bird deadline is Thursday, 31 October 2019, 11:59pm AEDT.

Please be sure to follow the entry instructions closely, and ensure your submissions comply with the terms and conditions.

© Don Chu. 3rd, Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Don Chu. 3rd, Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019

Click here to enter Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer 2020, or select a category above.

For some inspiration, check out the winners and runners-up from the 2019 competition.

© Ty Stedman. Overall runner-up. Winner, Landscape. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Ty Stedman. Overall runner-up. Winner, Landscape. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.

 

© Lina Hayes. Runner-up, Wedding. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Lina Hayes. Runner-up, Wedding. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Andrew Lance. Finalist (Top 10), Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Andrew Lance. Finalist (Top 10), Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Jane Cowan. Finalist (Top 10), Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Jane Cowan. Finalist (Top 10), Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Emma Fleetwood. Finalist (Top 5), Architecture. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019
© Emma Fleetwood. Finalist (Top 5), Architecture. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019

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