Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020: Early-bird pricing ends after 10 December

The call for entries for Australasia's preeminent contest for emerging photographers, Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020, is open. Now in its 12th year, the competition has uncovered and helped boost the careers of numerous emerging photographers from Australia and New Zealand.

Very special early-bird pricing ends after Tuesday, 10 December.

Click here to enter Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer 2020.
© Mieke Boynton.Runner-up, Landscape. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Mieke Boynton.Runner-up, Landscape. 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. 

© Abi Hackling. Finalist (Top 10), Wedding. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Abi Hackling. Finalist (Top 10), Wedding. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.

As always, one of the things that sets this competition apart from most others around the world is that it's judged by an 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.

Each year, we run the most useful and helpful comments that our amazing panel of judges shares with us. We've split the very best advice for photographers entering in 2020 into Part One and Part Two. Across the two articles, you'll find 35 invaluable tips to help you put the best possible submission together.

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

© Nial Chang. Finalist (Top 20), Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Nial Chang. Finalist (Top 20), Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.

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Early bird deadline is Tuesdayy 10 December 2019, 11:59pm AEDT.

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

© Rusty Crawshaw. Finalist (Top 10), Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Rusty Crawshaw. Finalist (Top 10), 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.

© Annette Ruzicka. Finalist (Top 10), Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Annette Ruzicka. Finalist (Top 10), Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Bec Lowe. Runner-up, Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Bec Lowe. Runner-up, Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Barbara Brown. Runner-up, Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Barbara Brown. Runner-up, Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© An La. Finalist (Top 10), Art. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© An La. Finalist (Top 10), Art. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Cecilia Baker. 3rd Place, Art. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Cecilia Baker. 3rd Place, Art. 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.
© Franck Gazzola. Highly Commended, Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Franck Gazzola. Highly Commended, Travel. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Joy Augustyn. Finalist (Top 10), Portrait. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Joy Augustyn. Finalist (Top 10), Portrait. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Justine Curran. Highly Commended, Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.
© Justine Curran. Highly Commended, Documentary. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.

 

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