The annual Head On Photo Awards have officially opened for 2024 with a new category, Head On Exposure Awards joining the regular Portrait and Landscape Awards.

Background image by David Crossini, winner of the 2023 Head On Portrait Award.

Open internationally to photographers of all levels, the Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers. This year’s prize pool is valued at a total of $80,000, which will be shared across the three categories. An entry fee if AU$30 applies to each submitted image, with Head On Premium Account holders receive a discount of AU$5 per photo and entrants under 25 qualifying for a 50% discount.

Submitted images are assessed without their artists’ names to ensure equal opportunity and each category will have one overall winner and two runners-up. From the submissions, 100 finalists’ images will be features in exhibitions in the Head On Photo Festival 2024 and appear in print and online. 100 Portrait Awards and 100 Landscape Awards semi-finalists will have their work presented in a rolling slideshow situated at a major festival venue.

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