Fourteen Victorian Year 12 2023 students display their photographic work in the Atrium gallery at the Museum of Australian Photography in the annual TOPshots exhibition.

Hannah CONDON: Friendship in times of transformation 2023, courtesy of the artist and Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak. © Hannah Condon.

2024 marks the 16th anniversary of this award and exhibition, which showcases exceptional photographic work produced by students who have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art Making and Exhibiting, Art Creative Practice and Media, as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Visual Arts. The exhibition is curated by MAPh Curator Stella Loftus-Hills.

Students selected include Lucia Bancovich, Sasha Bollen, Felicity Cheng, Hannah Condon, Ruby Cursio, Noah Dawson, Rhys Humphries, Lucy Kolednik, Alek Kuany, Terence Lin, Samual Mazzotta, Sienna Novak, Maylinn O’Connor and Catherine Oliver.

The winner of TOPshots 2024 will be announced on Wednesday 27 March at 6pm. They will receive the Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize, sponsored by The Waverley Camera Club in memory of their late member Rosie Hughes.

The exhibition will be on show at the gallery at 860 Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill between 27 March and 28 April, 2024. Click here for more information and to view the finalists’ works.