Entries are being sought for the 2015 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, which runs concurrently with the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Australia’s richest art prize.


Established in 2007 as an extension to the Portrait Prize, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize celebrates and promotesAustralian contemporary photography.

Entrants are asked to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on day-to-day life. The Prize is open to Australian photographers of all ages, with special awards for students and their schools.

The Photographic Prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges including photographic historian Alan Davies, the former Emeritus Curator of Photographs at the State Library of New South Wales and an international judge yet to be announced.

Overall winner of the Photographic Prize will receive AU$50,000. For the first time, the 2015 finalists in the DMNPP and the MCPP will have the opportunity to exhibit at Juniper Hall in Paddington in addition to $1000 in prize money.

Entries for both prizes can be submitted online at www.moranprizes.com.au.

Entries for 2015 close on Monday 31 August and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 28  October at Juniper Hall in Paddington.