Applications have opened for the inaugural GradFoto 2020 award, which showcases the work of graduating students from leading Australian institutions that teach photography.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale GradFoto 2020 is open to all tertiary-level graduates from selected institutions aged 18 and over, living in Australia. The submitted series must:

  1. Be a series of photographic works that have been substantially produced by photographic means, including analogue and digital photography, collage and mixed media
  2. Be accompanied by an artistic rationale
  3. Be comprised of 1-20 images
  4. Be a finished project
  5. Have been executed and/or resolved within the graduate year leading up to the deadline for submissions, that is after 1 January 2020.

All graduating students from the following institutions are eligible to apply: Deakin University, Federation University Australia, LCI Melbourne, Monash University, National Art School, Photography Studies College, RMIT University, University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong and Victorian College of the Arts. Up to 20 finalists will be selected and have their work exhibited online in the GradFoto 2020 exhibition. Judges will award one cash prize of AU$500 to the overall winner. Another finalist will be awarded one cash prize of AU$200 for the People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public throughout the GradFoto 2020 exhibition.

Applications close on 22 November 2020 at 11:59 AEST. Finalists will be contacted on 4 December. Click here for more information.