Photographer of the Year 2019, presented by Panasonic, opens for entries
We're delighted to announce our annual photo competition, Photographer of the Year 2019, presented by Panasonic, is now open for entries.
The biggest competition for amateur photographers in the Southern Hemisphere, winners and runners up in Photographer of the Year 2019 will share in more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, and have their work published in the special Photographer of the Year issue of Australian Photography magazine in February.
The overall winner and category winners will share in $10,000 cash, while the overall winner will also walk away with a Panasonic Lumix S1R camera and lens kit valued at $6,899 thanks to major sponsor Panasonic Australia.
Individual category prizes include an image editing monitor valued at $1,690 thanks to EIZO, a landscape photography filter kit valued at $1,299 thanks to Wine Country Camera, a $1,000 voucher thanks to Camera House, a multimedia NAS valued at $1,199 thanks to QNAP, a Manfrotto tripod valued at $549, and a one-on-one session with photo mentor Sally Brownbill worth $750
For 2019, we are offering a new portfolio category, Action. We're looking for the best images of a moving subject (eg car, ferris wheel, surfer etc.), and images may be captured with a fast or slow shutter speed. All our other categories, including People and Portrait, Travel, Black and White, Landscape, Wildlife and Nature, Junior and Photo of the Year are back for 2019.
Our winners will be chosen by a panel of some of the world's finest professional photographers, which will be announced shortly.
Finally a huge thank you to our amazing sponsors Panasonic, Wine Country Camera, Manfrotto, Camera House, QNAP, Aurora Expeditions, Sally Brownbill, and Eizo for their support of photographers in Australia and New Zealand.
Pre-earlybird entries are open now.