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Now in its 13th year, AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM.

As a core event of Head On Photo Festival, AddOn showcases an amazingly diverse and exciting range of square images taken by photographers spanning professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians.

AddOn is an ideal entry point for photographers to become involved in this year’s Head On Photo Festival.

Initially the images are shown without titles or photographer credits, viewers interpreted them at face value bringing their own meanings to them.

After the exhibition, every participant receives a printed exhibition catalogue.

All funds received through AddOn’s entry fees go towards staging the exhibition, printing and mailing the exhibition catalogue and the vast range of free activities that the Head On Photo Festival presents each year.

2022 AddOn participants

Entry fee

  • AUD$120 for non-members
  • AUD$110 for Head On Photo Festival premium account holder
  • 25 and under? Use the code ‘Under25’ at checkout and receive 50% off the entry fee. We want to see more work from young photographers!

The entry fee covers printing, installation, gallery fees and postage.


You can pay with a credit card or PayPal via a secure payment gateway. Head On does not retain your credit card information.

Entries must be square images, 24cm x 24cm at 300dpi saved as JPG compression level 8, in Adobe 1998 RGB colour space.

Depending on the number of submissions received your photo will be printed at upto 24cm x 24cm in the printed exhibition.

The idea
The images can be made on any camera or mobile device.
As always, AddOn’s image brief is open.
Exhibition information
Your picture(s) will be printed and exhibited during Head On Photo Festival 2023 (subject to Public Health orders) or online.
Exhibition catalogue
Every exhibitor will receive the AddOn 2023 catalogue after the exhibition.
You should not upload defamatory, pornographic, obscene, indecent, offensive or blasphemous images or images promoting discrimination, hatred or violence. Images like these will be rejected.
Images must be the work of the photographer who must hold the copyright and not infringe anyone else’s copyright. Copyright in the images remains the property of the photographer.
2022 AddOn partcipants
Who can submit?
AddOn is open to photographers and photographic artists. All photographers and photographic artists are invited to recommend others to join in.
What is the Deadline?
Deadline extended till 8:00pm Sunday 22 October

Deadline for submission is Tuesday, 17 October. 8:00 pm (Sydney time).
How does it work?
Artists are invited to submit one or two images. These photographs will be printed and hung in the AddOn exhibition — completely anonymously — at Head On Photo Festival and online.
What’s so different?
Each work will be hung without any artist’s identification.
Works in the exhibition are not for sale. We are, however, happy to forward the artist’s contact details to enquirers, purchasers and collectors.
How do I enter?
Image submission and payment are made online through the Head On submissions portal.

Submit to AddOn

2022 AddOn participants

The entrant consents to Head On reproducing the entrant’s image at no charge in all publicity and promotion of the AddOn exhibition and Head On Photo Festival inclusive of all electronic or print media at the discretion of the organisers, to be included in the exhibition catalogue(s) and to be posted on Head On website.

By entering the competition you confirm that you are the creator and owner of the work, that you have the permission of the subject or where appropriate the subject’s parent or guardian, that the work does not infringe copyright, the image was not taken in circumstances of trespass or invading anyone’s legal right of privacy, breach of industrial law or applicable industry code and does not to the best of your knowledge defame anyone nor was your conduct in taking the image likely to be misleading or deceptive and that you agree with the above Terms & Conditions.

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