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Professional and amateur photographers: show us your take on Australian Life

Entries for the nation-wide photography competition with a $10,000 grand prize are now open.

Australian Life showcases scenes and stories that make us laugh, cry, wonder and be amazed.

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

Whether you’re 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 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 Hyde Park north, Sydney, from 15 September to 9 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 Olympus professional pack valued at over $5,000.

How to enter

Enter up to 2 images online by midnight on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

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 in Sydney’s Hyde Park


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

Tony Albert Atong Atem Sandy Edwards Sam Ferris

Find out more about Australian Life 2022.

Featured image: 'It Always Rains Before Kick-Off' by Elise Derwin, 2021 people's choice award winner