Australian Life

Australian Life prize and exhibition 2017

From the epic to the intimate, the harsh to the fragile, Australia holds so many experiences for so many people.

We want to see Australian Life through your lens. Open to professional and amateur photographers, we’re looking for engaging and intriguing images from across the country that depict Australian Life beyond the icons.

You may capture any aspect of Australia – everyday occurrences, fleeting moments, unusual places, intriguing characters, the diversity of culture/s or subcultures, celebrations or rituals, natural or man-made environments.

From the entries received, 20 finalists will be selected to have their work enlarged and exhibited in Hyde Park North, Sydney, from 14 September to 8 October 2017.

The $10,000 Australian Life Prize will be awarded for the most outstanding work in the exhibition, as determined by a distinguished panel of judges.

Entries close at 11:59pm on Friday July 28 2017.

Tip: It’s a great idea to read the image specifications and Australian Life Exhibition & Prize terms and conditions prior to entering for your best shot at becoming a finalist and winning the top prize.

Image specifications required:

All works are required in landscape orientation as they will be exhibited horizontally.

Please submit JPEG files that are no greater than 5MB.

If you are chosen as a finalist, you may be required to submit a higher resolution image. You may also submit a print or a transparency.

Finalist images will be reproduced in the exhibition to the scale of approximately 1.86m high x 2.8m wide. Please submit images which conform to this ratio and size, which is calculated to be compatible with the 35mm format. Finalists will be notified of any changes to final exhibition dimensions.

Please ensure your images are of sufficiently high quality (e.g. sharp, clear, good contrast, well-exposed images) for reproduction and printing processes.

Digital files for finalist images should be set at 75 DPI RGB TIFF or grayscale for black and white.

Images will not be cropped if they fulfil the ratio and size of 1.86m high x 2.8m wide. If your work does require cropping, then please supply the layout and cropping details with your submission.

Any editing of images should maintain the integrity of the original images’ content and context.