Enter the Australian Life photography prize by 21 May

Enter the nation-wide photography competition with a $10,000 grand prize.

Australian Life showcases scenes and stories that 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.

We want everyone to enter: show us Australian Life through your lens.

You may capture any aspect of Australia – everyday occurrences, fleeting moments, unusual places, intriguing characters, the diversity of cultures or subcultures, 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 fron of Sydney's Customs House, from 14 September to 8 October.

Grand prize

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

People’s choice award

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 OM System pack valued at over $2,300.

How to enter

Enter up to 2 images online by midnight on Sunday 21 May.

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.

28 finalists will be selected to have their work enlarged and exhibited


Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges including:

  • Matthew Abbott
  • Travis De Vries
  • Liz Ham
  • Sandy Edwards

Find out more about Australian Life 2023.

Featured image: 'Hunting with Fire', Matthew Abbott (2022 grand prize winner)

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