Australian Photography – July 2018
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By the time you get round to reading this, the 2018 Photographer of the Year will be officially open for entries. For 2018 the essence of the competition remains the same as in past years—we’re looking for the best work by amateur photographers in Australia and New Zealand—and to help find them, we’ve assembled a diverse judging panel and a prize pool that is the biggest in the more than five years we’ve run the competition. This year there is more than $45,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs from our amazing sponsors, which we reckon makes the 2018 edition of the comp the largest competition for amateur photographers in the Southern Hemisphere. There are some cool new additions this year too. The first is our Photographer of the Year instameet series
we’re hosting in Sydney (24 June) Brisbane (19 August) and Melbourne (21 October). These events will all be held at photogenic locations, are free to attend, and will give you a chance to meet one of our Photographer of the Year judges, as well as some of the team from Panasonic Australia and myself. There’s great prizes to be won and all are welcome. You can register for these on the Australian Photography website now. We’ve also added a new category for 2018, aerial, to acknowledge the emergence of drone photography and the great number of you who have asked for this genre to be added to the competition. This will be a portfolio category, and there will be special terms and conditions to meet to ensure images taken are captured responsibly and in line with Australian and New Zealand law. You can find out more about these on the competition website. Aerial takes the place of our single image Pro Photo of the Year category, which we trialled last year and have decided not to run again this year. Do not forget you can download magazines also Australian Photography for free.
So if you’ve never entered Photographer of the Year, or have entered the competition before and not got the result you may have hoped for, we hope that this year is the one you’ll decide to give it a go. Putting together a portfolio is an excellent way to expand your photographic repertoire and get you thinking creatively about capturing images that work cohesively. There’s plenty of time to work on your entry before the 15 November closing date. Finally a huge thank you to Jason Futrill (aka Tassiegrammer) and Kieran Stone for their assistance with curating this issue – MIKE O’CONNOR, EDITOR