Leading lights of photography revealed as judges for Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2020
Time is almost up to enter the region’s preeminent photographic contest for emerging, aspiring, and early-career photographers – Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2020.
The final deadline is 16 February (11:59pm, AEDT).
I’m thrilled to reveal some of the world-class photographers and leading industry specialists who have already come on board, although the complete list of the judging panel is still to be finalised. So far, a total of 21 judges – some of the best photographers from Australia and around the globe – have signed on to help decide on the top emerging photographers from the region across nine categories, along with the overall winner, Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers. In 2019, that honour went to Tristan Still.
The full list of judges will appear in the very special Top Emerging Photographers edition which comes out in May, but a list of the judges on-board to date appears below.
Judges so far
|Peter Brew Bevan||www.peterbrew-bevan.com|
|Ricardo da Cunha||www.ricardodacunha.com.au|
|Todd Hunter McGaw||www.toddhuntermcgaw.com.au|
Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers is the southern hemisphere’s biggest competition for emerging photographers. For the last 11 years, Capture magazine has been on a mission to help discover Australasia’s very best emerging talent. During this time, the competition has uncovered and helped boost the careers of numerous emerging photographers from Australia and New Zealand. Now in its 12th year, the call for entries for Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020 is closing soon.
To enter, you must have less than four years’ experience working full time as a professional photographer. Those with no professional experience, and amateur/enthusiast photographers are also welcome to enter.
Please be sure to follow the entry instructions closely, and ensure your submissions comply with the terms and conditions.
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.
Each year, we ask the judges to provide feedback and constructive criticism on the categories they judged so that we can share this invaluable information with you. It’s not designed to provide a warm and fuzzy feeling, but instead be helpful to those about to enter the competition. Paying attention to the comments that appear in our two part feature can be accesses here and here, and are likely to be invaluable to those entering.
While the tips are broken down by category, the advice is likely to be applicable across multiple genres of photography.
STANDARD: 11 December to 31 January 2020, 11:59pm AEDT
$35 (portfolio of 3 images or Single Shot category)
LAST MINUTE: 1 February to 16 February 2020, 11:59pm AEDT
$40 (portfolio of 3 images or Single Shot category)
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