ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers encourages and promotes talented photographers in the early stages of their careers. This year, winners and runners-up will share in a prize pool of more than $25,000, including $9,000 in cash prizes. The best entries will be showcased in the Winter 2024 issue of Capture magazine (available mid June 2024).
ABOUT AUSTRALASIA’S TOP EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Now in its 16th year, Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers is the region’s largest and most prestigious competition for early-career and aspiring photographers.
Winners and runners-up, as well as a selection of top entries in each category will be published in a special Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers edition of Capture magazine in June 2024.
Capture's May-July 2021 issue, showcased 128 entries from the competition.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers is open to citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand who have less than four years' professional photography experience, including amateurs.
Check the Terms and Conditions for more information.
IMAGE CREATION DATE RESTRICTIONS
You can enter images created on or after 1 January 2021. However, you cannot enter images that have previously been entered in Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers.
PRICING AND DEADLINES
Early Bird: $25 (September 2023 to Sunday 10 December 2023)
Standard: $35 (11 December 2023 to Wednesday 25 February 2024)
Last Minute: $45 (26 February 2023 to Sunday 17 March 2024)
Entries close: 11.59PM AEDT, 11.59pm AEDT Sunday 17 March 2024.
PORTFOLIO AND SINGLE-IMAGE CATEGORIES
Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers has eight portfolio categories and one single-image category.
The following categories require the submissions of multiple images:
- PORTRAIT (3 images)
- LANDSCAPE (3 images)
- ANIMAL (3 images)
- ART (3 images)
- BLACK & WHITE (3 images)
- DOCUMENTARY (5 images)
- ARCHITECTURE (3 images)
- TRAVEL (3 images)
Judges are looking for portfolios that work together cohesively as a series. You should aim to submit images that relate to each other on some level, whether it be narratively, aesthetically, thematically. You can find tips from our judges on how to improve your chances in the competition here.
• SINGLE SHOT (1 image) category is the only one not requiring a portfolio submission. Please enter one image.
Images must be wholly photographic in origin. Images created wholly or in part with the assistance of artificial intelligence, 3D, or illustration processes may not be entered.
© Martin Von Stoll. Beauty and the Beast. Winner of the Single Shot category of
Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020.
• Images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format. (Do not submit TIFF, PSD, DNG, or other file formats.)
• Images must be at least 2,500 pixels on the longest side.
• Individual images must be no larger than 5MB.
• If you find that an image has not uploaded correctly, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Please ensure images are free of text and logos. This includes watermarks and added text. Images with text or watermarks will not be shortlisted.
• You may enter multiple categories, and/or the same category multiple times.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for detailed information about what post production techniques may be applied.
Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers will be judged by a panel of leading photographers from Australia and around the world. The 2024 judging panel will be announced in January 2024. You can see the judging panel for Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2023 here.
In 2024 the total prize pool for Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers is valued at more than $25,000, including $9,000 in cash prizes. Click here for more details.
Winners, runners-up, and top-ranked portfolios will be revealed in the Winter 2024 edition of Capture magazine (available in mid-June 2024). A simultaneous announcement will be made at www.capturemag.com.au. Also in June, Winners, Runners-up, Top 10, Top 20, Top 30 (larger categories), Highly Commended, and Commended photographers will be notified via e-mail of their placing in the competition, and will also receive an award badge (similar to those shown below) that they can publish online and on social media.
MADE A MISTAKE?
If you make a mistake with your entry (eg you upload the incorrect image, submit an entry to the wrong category, or make a typo) drop us an e-mail explaining the problem and we'll fix it for you.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please check the terms and conditions for Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers before entering
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