National Photography Prize 2022: Open for Submissions

When: Applications Open: 26 August - 26 September

Where: MAMA, 546 Dean Street, Albury

Price: FREE

Now in its 38th year, the National Photography Prize is again open for submissions, offering Australian photographers the opportunity to demonstrate their role in advancing photography in contemporary art in Australia.

The Prize provides a forum for artists working with photography to present cohesive selections of work, or works in series, offering a depth of critical reflection that recognises the complexities and nuances of the history of the photograph and its contemporary manifestation.

Generously supported by the MAMA Art Foundation, the National Photography Prize offers a $30,000 acquisitive first prize, the $5000 John and Margaret Baker Fellowship for an emerging practitioner, and further supports a number of artists through focused acquisitions.

In consideration of the medium's fluid history, the National Photography Prize encourages artists working across all areas of the photographic field to enter. This includes artists working in traditional forms of light based, chemical production through to those dealing with hybrid and expanded fields of photography and image making.

The National Photography Prize 2022 Exhibition of Finalists will form part of PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography, which will be shown across Melbourne and Regional Victoria (Including Albury/Wodonga) with the most inspiring photography from Australia and around the world.

The National Photography Prize was inaugurated in 1983, and has largely been held biennially. It is Australia’s longest running acquisitive photographic award, with the 2022 iteration representing its 16th presentation.

Applications are now open

Follow the link to submit your application online.

Application Opens – 26 August 2021

Application Closes – 26 September 2021, 11:59pm

National Photography Prize 2022 finalists announced – October 2021

National Photography Prize 2022 opening evening and Prize announcement – 25 February 2022

National Photography Prize 2022 exhibition open to the public – 26 February to 5 June 2022

PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography – 29 April to 22 May 2022

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