The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize was established in 2007 by the Moran Arts Foundation. It awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still and photo-based artwork including analogue and digital photography or staged and directorial photo-media work.
The prize attracts not only the cream of Australian photographers but encourages artists at all stages of their careers to enter with a special category for school-aged children. Photographs depict life in Australia.
The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize has prize money of $100,000, including a $50,000 first prize.
The prize attracts highly distinguished judges both local and international and in 2019 the judges were Jon Jones, Cheryl Newman and Stephen Dupont.