The winning entries for this year’s Head On Photo Festival have been announced from a record number of entries submitted by 702 Australian and international photographers.

The Landscape category winner: Talia Greis ‘Underwater Garden’. (Head On Photo Festival, © Talia Greis.)

This year’s competition was fierce, with a record 702 emerging and professional photographers from Australia and across the globe delivering beautiful, eclectic and thought-provoking images. Images from the competition are on display at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, with artworks featured along the promenade and galleries across Sydney.

Head On Photo Festival, © David Cossini.

David Cossini’s image “Ugandan Ssebabi” (shown above) won the Head On Portrait Award. Runners-up were Julian Kingma “Former MP Jan Wade” (Australian) and Delphine Blast “The Retreat of the Butterflies” (International). Runners-up in the Landscape competition were Barbara Brown “Shanty Town, Swakopmund, Namibia” (Australian) and Francisco Negroni “The image of fear” (International).

Head On Photo Festival, © Alain Schroeder.

Winner of the new Environmental award was Alain Schroeder with ‘Saving orangutans 1’ (shown above). Runners-up were Adam Oswell “Portrait of extinction” (Australian) and Annette LeMay Burke “Fauxliage – Airport approach” (International).

Head On Photo Festival, © Lucia St Leon.

Winner of the Student Awards was Lucia St Leon with “Paper constructs”, with Sienna Lawson-Coffa’s “Mirror” and Isobel Meyer’s “Siblings” in the runners-up positions.

Head On Photo Festival runs from November 10 to December 3. It’s estimated the festival will attract around 400,000 people along Bondi’s promenade alone. For more information visit