Discover all the ways you can participate at Head On – from exhibiting your projects, entering our Awards or developing your skills in one of industry leading workshops. Head On has an opportunity for you to expand your place in the photographic world.

Show your work to the world in your own exhibition – all showcased within the Head On Festival. Enter you best efforts in the Head On Photo Festival awards – Every year we award some Australia’s finest photographers in the categories of Portrait, landscape and environmental with $70,000 prizes.

Head On Photo Festival 2023

Add On, our non-competitive, anonymous photographic exhibition is an ideal entry point for photographers to become involved in the Head On Photo Festival allowing you to meet some of Australia’s leading lights in the photography industry.


By volunteering in a festival as far reaching as Head On you can get hands on experience in delivering Australia’s premier photographic festival.


If you appreciate what photography gives the world, why not give to photography? Donations to the Head On Foundation help us produce one of the worlds leading photographic festivals.


Want to put some photography on your wall. Did you know you can buy art work to take home and hang in your home?

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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.

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