The City of Sydney is calling for entries to its Australian Life nation-wide photography competition and exhibition, which is open to professional and amateur photographers.

Picture credit: ‘Hunting with Fire’ by Matthew Abbott (2022 grand prize winner).

The aim of the competition is to showcase scenes and stories depicting Australian life, from the epic to the intimate, the harsh to the fragile. Entries may capture any aspect of Australia, including everyday occurrences, fleeting moments, unusual places, intriguing characters, the diversity of cultures or subcultures, celebrations or rituals, natural or artificial environments. From the entries received, 28 finalists will be selected to have their work enlarged and exhibited on Alfred Street in Circular Quay from 14 September to 8 October 2023.

The $10,000 Australian Life prize will be awarded for the most outstanding work in the exhibition, determined by a distinguished panel of judges. There will also be a People’s Choice award, the winner of which will receive an OM System professional pack valued at over $2,300.

Entries close at 11:59pm  AEST on Sunday 21 May 2023. Click here for full details.