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The Head On Photo awards open for entries in November.

Prize pool of $50,000 in cash, product, software & photography exhibition as part of Head On Photo Festival 2019.



Middle Kingdoms – Wan Wah, Forbes NSW by Jasmine Poole, Head On Landscape Prize Winner

Four Categories





Australian K-12

Judged Anonymously

Our anonymous judging ensures each work is selected solely on its merit rather than the celebrity of the photographer.

$600,000 in Prizes

Head On has awarded $600,000 in prizes and cash to photographers over the past 14 years 

Photo Festival Exposure

Finalists works are exhibited in Sydney and promoted worldwide

Mama by Irmina Walczak & Sávio Freire, Head On Portrait Prize Winner

Tours Internationally
(past tours)

Photoville (New York)

Auckland Photo Festival

Indian Photo Festival

International Photo Festival Leiden (Holland)

Pingyao International Photography Festival (China)

Photo Independent Art Fair (Los Angeles)


Past Finalists

Andrew Quilty, Cesar Dezfuli, Daniella Zalcman, David Chancellor, Giles Clarke, Jarrad Seng, Murray Fredericks, Samantha Everton, Scarlett Coten, Stephen Dupont, Tamara Dean, William Yang, Robert McFarlane, Jouk Oosterhof, George Byrne, Ako Salemi, Morganna Magee, Greg Weight and more

Life in Color by Zay Yar Lin, Head On Mobile Prize Winner

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Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 are open now. $80,000 prize pool including finalists exhibition.

Image detail: Gary Ramage