Thursday, 12 February 2009

Head On photographic portrait competition

The Head On photographic portrait competition entry is now open via digital submission to all Australian artists. In addition to the prizes listed below, Head On finalists will be exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney 30 April - 6 June 2009 and then at the Obscura Gallery, Melbourne between 14 June – 5 July 2009.

Images can range from film to digitally produced using any photographic technique in colour and/or black & white. The celebrity of the photographer or the subject does not influence selection, so if you are an emerging artist who wants your work judged on its merits this is a great opportunity.

Total value of prizes is approximately $37 000. Prizes for Head On 2009 are as follows:

• 3 x digital SLR Canon 5DII
• 3 x Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens
• 3 x Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
• Adobe Creative Suite CS4 Master Collection
• 3 x Canon professional A3+ printer Pixma Pro9500
• 3 x ACDSee Pro 2 Digital Asset Management software
• 3 x Sandisk 4gb Extreme 4 Memory card
• 3 x Sandisk Firewire card reader
• 5 x Lowepro camera bag
• Books from Focal Press
• Dragon Image Lighting package
• 3 x Datacolor Spyder3Elite

Please visit the Head On website for full details and to view the terms and conditions of entry. Entries close 22nd March 2009.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

the churchie national emerging art award

The churchie is open to emerging Australian artists over the age of 18 years. Work can be submitted across the categories of moving images, paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture. A short list of approximately 100 finalists will be pre-selected and the overall winner awarded a prize of $10 000.

The churchie website contains more detailed information regarding the award and exhibition, inlcuding specific definitions of an "emerging artist" for the purposes of the award. Please note that the application process is only available via the internet, so you need to view the terms and conditions and apply online if you want to take part. Entries close 31st March 2009. Good luck!