Make us laugh, cry and wonder.
From the epic to the intimate, the harsh to the fragile, Australia holds so many experiences for so many people.
Whether you’re a professional or amateur, we want to see Australian Life through your lens.
You may capture any aspect of Australia – everyday occurrences, fleeting moments, unusual places, intriguing characters, the diversity of cultures, celebrations or rituals, natural or artificial environments.
From the entries we receive, 28 finalists will be selected to have their work enlarged and exhibited in Hyde Park north, Sydney.
The grand prize winner will receive $10,000. The Australian Life Photography Prize is awarded for the most outstanding work of the year.
New for 2021, the people’s choice award invites everyone to vote for their favourite during the exhibition.
The photographer who receives the most votes will receive an Olympus professional pack valued at over $5,000.
Who can enter?
All Australian residents and permanent citizens can enter. You don’t have to be a professional photographer. Amateur photographers are welcome.
Entry is free.
Enter your most striking and evocative images by midnight on Tuesday 25 May 2021.
- JPEG (.jpg) format
- Maximum file size: 5MB
- Landscape orientation
- Colour or black and white
You can enter up to 2 images.
If you’re chosen as a finalist, you may be required to provide a higher resolution image.
Winners will be announced on 16 September 2021.
The people’s choice voting will open from 9am Friday 17 September to 5pm Sunday 5 October 2021 with the winner announced no later than Friday 8 October 2021.
Terms and conditions
Please read the image specifications and Australian Life terms and conditions before entering for your best shot at becoming a finalist and winning the top prize.