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You are invited to submit to the Head On Awards 2014
as part of Australia’s largest photography festival


Head On Awards 2014 Now Open for Entries

Over $50,000 worth of prizes including $20,000 cash

This year, for the first time, choose from 4 categories

(or enter them all!)

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Winners for each category will be announced on Friday 16 May 2014 in Sydney.

All work is judged anonymously.

Selection is based on the power of the work alone rather than the celebrity of the subject or its creator.

DEADLINE WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2014 (MIDNIGHT)

 



Head On Landscape Prize

open internationally

‘Landscape’ encompasses ‘large vista’ images of the natural environment, urban or industrial settings or other ‘scape’ not previously considered.

First prize valued at over $8,600 and includes $5,000 cash and a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $2,598 (Olympus OM-D E-M1 body with 12mm f2.0 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Second prize valued at over $2,500 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $1,498 Olympus OM-D E-M5 body with 17mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Third prize valued at over $2,400 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $1,398  (Olympus OM-D E-M10 body with 17mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Special prize of $5,000 cash for the best Landscape of New South Wales.

Finalists will be exhibited at the Parliament House of NSW.

Judges this year are award winning photographer Murray Fredericks, National Geographic’s Chris Rainier, Photography commentator Alison Stieven Taylor and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

View Landscape Prize Terms and Conditions

Entry fee:
$25 per entry – members 
$30 
per entry – non-members

In order to receive the member price, you must first purchase the membership package.

 

 


Head On Multimedia Prize – NEW FOR 2014

open internationally

Head On is expecting the unexpected – short pieces composed of combinations of visual art, sound art, moving images or other media. This can be anything which incorporates photography and sits ‘outside the boxes’ of stills photography and short films. There is no restriction on style or subject matter.

First prize valued at over $6,000 and includes $2,500 cash, a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $2,498 (Olympus OM-D E-M1 body with 12-50mm Electronic Zoom weatherproof lens and 17mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Second prize valued at over $2,300 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $1,298 (Olympus OM-D E-M5 body with 12-50mm Electronic Zoom weatherproof lens ), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Third prize valued at over $1,800 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $799  (Olympus STYLUS 1 f2.8 Super Zoom Camera), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Finalists will be exhibited at Brenda May Gallery and prizes will be awarded for the three best Fine Art and Documentary Multimedia pieces.

Judges this year are Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley, Producer, Multimedia ABC John Donegan, Gallery Director Brenda May and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

View Multimedia Prize Terms and Conditions

Entry fee:
$25 per entry – members 
$30 
per entry – non-members

In order to receive the member price, you must first purchase the membership package.

 

 


Head On Mobile Prize

open internationally

You are invited to submit images captured with a mobile device; there is no restriction on style or subject matter. 

 

First prize valued at over $5,000 and includes $2,500 cash, a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $1,498 (Olympus OM-D E-M10 body with 14-42mm Electronic Zoom lens and 25mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Second prize valued at over $2,000 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $999 (Olympus OM-D E-M10 body with 14-42mm Electronic Zoom lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Third prize valued at over $1,800 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $799 (Olympus STYLUS 1 f2.8 Super Zoom Camera), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Finalists will be exhibited during the festival and prizes will be awarded to the three best images.

Judges this year are Associate Editor for British Journal of Photography Olivier Laurent, award winning New York based photographer Benjamin Lowy, Photo Editor Fairfax Media James Cottam and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

View Mobile Terms and Conditions

Entry fee:
$25 per entry – members 
$30 
per entry – non-members

In order to receive the member price, you must first purchase the membership package.

 

 


10th Anniversary Head On Portrait Prize

open to residents of Australia only

40 finalists will be exhibited during the festival and prizes will be awarded for the three best images.

First prize valued at over $10,000 and includes $5,000 cash and a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $4,396  (Olympus OM-D E-M1 body with 12-40mm f2.8 lens, 45mm f1.8 lens, 45mm f1.8 lens, 75mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Second prize valued at over $2,500 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $1,498 (Olympus OM-D E-M5 body with 25mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

Third prize valued at over $2,300 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $1,298  (Olympus OM-D E-M10 body with 25mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!

As a Head On first, the exhibition is expected to travel to the Auckland Festival of Photography, the Pingyao International  Photography Festival (China) and finally to Photoville (New York City) for the international debut of the Head On Portrait Prize.

Judges this year are Creative Director United Photo Industries (New York) Sam Barzilay, Principal Curator Powerhouse Museum Anne-Marie Van de Ven, acclaimed photoartist Polixeni Papapetrou and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

 View Portrait Prize Terms and Conditions

Entry fee:
$25 per entry – members 
$30 
per entry – non-members

In order to receive the member price, you must first purchase the membership package

 

 

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