The Museum of Australian Photography has announced the opening of entries for the 2024 Bowness Photography Prize, which awards a cash prize of $30,000 to the winning photographer.

Image by Anne Zahalka, winner of the 2023 Bowness Photography Prize: Kunstkammer (bookshelves) 2023; supplied courtesy of the artist.

Submissions will be accepted until 13 June and Australian photographers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit still photo-based media including analogue and digital photography created over the last year for consideration. The winning work will be acquired into MAPh’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs. One artist will also be selected for the $10,000 Wai Tang Commissioning Award, which is graciously supported by Kee Wong and Stacey Wang and which will coincide with the 2025 Bowness Photography Prize exhibition season. Camera  House has come on board as the new sponsor of the People’s Choice Award to be voted for by the public. An exhibition of selected entries will take place at the Museum in the City of Monash between 7 September and 10 November, 2024, with the winning entry announced on 12 September. Click here for more information.