Photographers who enter the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize are asked to interpret contemporary, day-to-day life in Australia. Entries are photographs taken in Australia, by Australians and reflect the diversity, multiculturalism and uniqueness of Australian life.
The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize was established in 2007 by the Moran Arts Foundation. It was established award and promote Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still, photo-based artwork including analogue and digital photography or staged and directorial photo-media work.
The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize has prize money of $100,000, including a $50,000 first prize.
As part of their commitment to the arts, The Moran Arts Foundation hosts free photography workshops in schools throughout the country each year. The exhibition includes a student section with prizes given for students and schools in different age categories.