emerging photographers 2014

Could you be the next big thing in Australian photography?

Do you have the talent, but not the profile?

If the answer is ‘yes’, then you need to enter your best work into the Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards.

The Top Emerging Photographers Awards recognise, encourage and promote talented Australian photographers in the early stages of their careers.

All you have to do is submit a portfolio of your six best images, addressing a certain category.

It’s that easy.

Entries will be judged by leading professionals, with the overall winner chosen from category winners. Finalists and winners will be published online and in Capture’s print and iPad editions.

The competition comprises nine categories.

You may enter more than one category and entry is free.

Categories include:

• advertising
• architecture
• editorial/fashion
• landscape
• documentary/photojournalism
• portrait
• sport
• student
• wedding

Entries close 23 February 2014.


Entrants must have less than four years’ experience working full time as a professional photographer. Those entering the Student category must be enrolled in a full or part-time photography course at a recognised college or university.

For each entry (per category), you will need to submit a portfolio of six images relevant to the category, and there must be a different series of six images for each category entered.

Images should be saved as JPG (maximum quality) and be approximately 2,700 pixels on the longest side. The filenames must contain the category being entered as well as your surname and first name.
For example: PORTRAIT-GafenMarc-1.jpg, PORTRAIT-GafenMarc- 2.jpg, etc.

You will also need to submit:

• A headshot/portrait of yourself
• A statement of no more than 80 words about your work and you as a photographer
• Your contact details including phone, e-mail and website (Word or PDF)
• A statement verifying that you meet the criteria outlined below in Conditions

Entries are via e-mail only. Please zip all files together into a single ZIP file and send using,, or similar to Entries sent with separate, individual files will not be accepted.

Entries close 23 February 2014 at 11:59pm (Sydney time)

There is no entry fee

The initial pool of entries will be reduced to a shortlist by staff of Yaffa Publishing’s photographic magazines. Leading professional photographers will judge the shortlist and select the category winners. The overall winner, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2014, will be chosen from the category winners.

The winners will be announced on the website,, and published in the May/June 2014 edition of Capture magazine and on the Capture iPad edition.
Prizes are provided by the category sponsors, including the big one from Fujifilm.

Please direct inquiries to Marc Gafen, Editor, Capture magazine,


1. Entrants must have less than four years’ full time experience working as a professional photographer, not including working as an assistant.
2. Entrants in the Student category must be enrolled in a full or part-time photography course at a recognised college or university as at 1 January 2014, and should specify which college or university they are attending.
3. If you make a submission for the Student category, you cannot also enter the other categories.
4. By entering these awards, the category winners and finalists grant Yaffa Publishing permission to reproduce submitted images on, in Capture magazine, and in marketing communications related to Capture magazine and the Emerging Photographer awards.
5. By entering these awards, entrants grant the sponsors permission to e-mail them with promotional information about photographic products and services. Entrants can unsubscribe from sponsors’ mailing lists.
6. Images entered in the 2014 awards cannot have been previously submitted to this competition.
7. The entrant must be the creator of the images.
8. The entrant must own copyright of the images.
9. The entrant is responsible for obtaining all relevant model and/or property releases.
10. Copyright of the images remains with the photographer.

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