Head On Photography Awards 2016

Publish Date: Feb 17, 2016

Deadline: Feb 28, 2016

One of the world’s most prestigious photo festivals, Head On Photo Festival is calling for photographers to submit work across four categories: Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Students. The competition is open to Professional and emerging photographers, photo journalists and artists. Deadline for submission 28 February 2016. Across 4 categories, 13 judges and 150 finalists, Head On Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers. Our anonymous judging ensures each work is selected solely on its merit rather than the celebrity of the photographer.


2016 Prize Packages value over $50,000! Over the years, Head On Photo Festival has awarded $500,000 in cash and equipment to the winning photographers. See more about the prize packages.


Finalists will be exhibited in Sydney at the Museum of Sydney (Portrait, Mobile, Student) or the the NSW Parliament (Landscape) as part of the Head On Photo Festival 2016, one of the world’s leading photo festivals which attracts extensive publicity through a variety of promotional channels.

-Exhibition listed in 2016 Printed Program and associated marketing materials
-Promotion through Head On Photo Festival mailing list, website and social media
-Pitch to appropriate media
-Follow up on any press enquiries (if applicable)
-All costs associated with production and marketing are covered by Head On Photo Festival
-Prize pool in cash and product value over $50,000
-exhibition may tour to major festivals internationally

Terms & Conditions

The prizes are open internationally in all categories (except Students) and entrants can enter up to 5 works into each category. Submitted works do NOT have to have been taken in the past 12 months. Copyright in the images remains the property of the photographer. 3 winners per category will be awarded prizes. Total prize pool TBA

Portrait prize terms conditions 2016
Landscape prize terms conditions 2016
Mobile prize terms conditions 2016
Student prize terms conditions 2016

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