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2 ENTRIES

$50

STUDENTS 50% DISCOUNT*

4 ENTRIES

$75

STUDENTS 50% DISCOUNT*

6 ENTRIES

$100

STUDENTS 50% DISCOUNT*

8 ENTRIES

$125

STUDENTS 50% DISCOUNT*

10 ENTRIES

$150

STUDENTS 50% DISCOUNT*

Categories

In all categories, we are seeking photographs captured after 1 January, 2015. Shortlisted entrants may be asked to provide evidence (e.g. time stamp) of this qualification at a later date.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE SAME IMAGE IN MORE THAN ONE (1) CATEGORY.

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Judging Panel

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Stephen Dupont

Artist & Photographer

Stephen is an Australian artist who works with photography and documentary film. Born in Sydney in 1967, he grew up in the western suburbs and Southern Highlands under tough social conditions. Stephen is recognised around the world for his concerned photography on the human condition, war and climate, earning him dozens of prizes including the W. Eugene Smith Grant, Robert Gardner Fellowship from Harvard University, Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation and several World Press Photo Awards. He holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy. He has twice been an Official War Artist for the Australian War Memorial.

In 2017 his one man theatrical show “Don’t Look Away” premiered at the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) as part of MONA MOFO (MONA’s Festival of Music and Art). Performances continued at Sydney’s Eternity Playhouse Theatre, the Museum of Contemporary Art MCA and at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Stephen lives on the south coast of New South Wales with his family.

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Krystle Wright

photographer

Represented by The POOL Collective, Krystle Wright is a director and photographer based in Australia who specializes in environmental and adventure photography. Her work ranges from the extremes such as chasing tornadoes in the mid-west USA, soaring above the Karakoram Range in northern Pakistan in paragliders, or sailing the Antarctic Peninsula as a regular lecturer with National Geographic Expeditions. Driven by a passion to capture a unique perspective not yet thought of, Krystle is a pioneering photographer from Australia who is accelerating the awareness and visibility of the most extreme sports and their athletes of the world. On a continual quest to challenge herself and others mentally and physically, Krystle consistently brings attention to the demanding adventures and landscapes that the public is rarely fortunate enough to be exposed to.

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Nick Moir

Photographer

As chief photographer at the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as through his personal photographic projects, Nick Moir has spent 25 years photographing extreme weather events and news stories around Australia. He has covered several of the worst fire seasons in the country including this year’s “Black Summer” as well as dust storms, floods and droughts across the continent and has led six storm chasing expeditions through America’s southern states.
Nick has been awarded World Press and Walkley awards for his past works and was a founding member of Oculi – one of the world’s most prestigious photographic collectives.

Katie-Orlinsky

Katie Orlinsky

PHOTOGRAPHER &
CINEMATOGRAPHER

Katie Orlinsky began her career as a photographer in Mexico thirteen years ago. Since then she has photographed all over the world documenting everything from conflict and social issues to wildlife and sports. Katie’s photography focuses on stories about the everyday lives of people in extreme situations, capturing the intimate moments of daily life behind larger global issues. For the past six years Katie’s work has focused primarily on climate change, exploring the transforming relationship between people, animals and the land.

Katie’s work is frequently published in National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Smithsonian Magazine among others. She has won numerous awards over the course of her career from institutions such as World Press Photo, The Alexia Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, Art Director’s Club, Photo District News, Visa Pour L’image and Getty Images. She received a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, and in 2018 was a visiting professor and Snedden Chair of Journalism at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Paul-Zizka

Paul Zizka

Photographer

From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his pursuit of fresh perspectives and a deep love for the landscape, have resulted in an ever-growing portfolio of cutting-edge images.

Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, epic mountaineering moments, dreamy astrophotography images, as well as a window into some of the most remote corners of the planet.

In June 2016, his passion for the craft and for teaching led him and Dave Brosha to launch OFFBEAT, a company that strives to help fellow photographers discover their creative side and develop a deep appreciation for the wilderness. He is also the Photo Editor for Crowfoot Media Inc., curating images each year for their premier publication, the Canadian Rockies Annual. Passionate about sharing the beauty and grandeur of his own home country, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2017.

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Janet Carding

Director, Tasmanian Museum
& Art Gallery

Janet began her career in the UK at London’s Science Museum, before moving to Sydney as Assistant Director, Public Programs & Operations with the Australian Museum. In 2010 Janet became the first female Director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (ROM). In April 2015 Janet returned to Australia to take up her current role as Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart, where she has lead the development of a new strategic plan and begun its delivery. Over the last three years successful projects such as Dinosaur rEvolution, Tempest, kanalaritija and the TMAG Children’s Festival have seen TMAG reestablish itself as a cultural hub for Tasmanians, and a key tourist destination.

Since her return, Janet has also taken up a number of voluntary roles within the Australian cultural sector, including Vice-Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors; Vice-Chair of the Council of Australian Art Museum Directors; President of the Tasmanian branch of Museums Galleries Australia; and Board member of the Festival of Voices, Beaker Street, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

In February 2020, it was announced that Janet will be taking up a further five-year contract to continue as Director of TMAG.

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