World-class photographers revealed as judges for Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers
As we head into the final days for entries into Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers, I’m thrilled to reveal some of the amazing photographers we have on the panel of judges. And every year, I’m proud to boast that the competition attracts some of the best photographers from Australia, and around the world, to help decide on the top emerging photographers in the region. To date, and the list has not yet been finalised, no less than 32 judges will be on the panel assessing the work across the nine categories.
The full list of judges will appear in the May/June edition, when results are published, but so far some of the leading lights include Adam Ferguson, Ed Kashi, Jill Greenberg, Paul Hoelen, John Gollings, Murray Fredericks, Simon Harsent, Tim Griffith, Erik Johansson, Dallas & Sabrina Kolotylo, Josh Holko, Peter Coulson, and Zena Holloway, to name just a handful.
Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers is the southern hemisphere’s biggest competition for emerging photographers. For the last 10 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 11th year, the call for entries for Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019 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. If you're entering the Student category, you must have been enrolled at a recognised college or university at the time the entered images were created.
The prize pool this year, our biggest to date, is over $26,000 in cash and prizes. The overall winner, Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer 2019, will walk away with $2,500 plus a Fujifilm X-H1 camera kit from our major sponsor, Fujifilm, valued at $3,698. Category winners receive $500 plus a prize from the category sponsor, while category runners-up receive a Fujifilm X-A5 & XC15-45mm lens, valued at $899.
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. In the past, advice from the judges has proven invaluable, and paying attention to the comments that appear in our two part feature can be accesses here and here.
While the tips are broken down by category, the advice is likely to be applicable across multiple genres of photography.
Final deadline is Sunday, 17 February 2019, 11:59pm
(Australian Eastern Daylight Time – AEDT).