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The Head On Photo awards are open for entries.

Prize pool of $50,000 in cash, product, software & photography exhibition as part of Head On Photo Festival 2018.


More details to come



Glass Mountain by Oded Balilty, 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.

Over $60,000 in Prizes

  • $22,500 cash
  • Fujifilm cameras
  • Olympus cameras
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Photobook Australia books
  • Better Photography subscription
  • Photo Review subscription
  • Synolgy NAS


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

Passenger by Cesar Dezfuli, 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

Quiet come the night by Nicola Bernardi, Head On Mobile Prize Winner

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Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 open in May/June.

Image detail: Gary Ramage