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We are recognising three Stories in 2020

We celebrate diversity. As such, in 2020 we will be seeking to reward three diverse visual narratives. All three recipients will receive a Nikon Z 6 high performance mirrorless camera with a NIKKOR Z 24 – 70mm f/4 S lens, a $200 Momento Pro voucher to turn your Story into a beautiful photobook + a $3,000 cash prize. The three Stories will also be a featured in the 2020 APA Stories Journal publication and exhibited the APA Exhibition and Awards Night*.

Throughout the year we will continue to inspire our audience by sharing, promoting and featuring our favourite Stories through our website, social media network, digital database and blog. We are committed to providing a platform for artists to not only gain recognition through the awards process, but to also be showcased through in-depth features and photographer profiles. 

We will also be including finalists in the APA Stories Journal. All of these promotional initiatives are in place to achieve our objective of discovering and promoting the work being created by Australian Photographers.

 

* As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the viability of hosting the APA Exhibition and Awards Night is still unknown. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our community and will be following the advice given by the Federal and State Governments as the situation progresses.

WHO WE ARE

We are an organisation dedicated to discovering, promoting and encouraging new and exciting imagery being produced by Australian photographers all around the world.

This is achieved through three initiatives:

  • Stories is a national photo series award which recognises excellence in photographic narrative.
  • Australian Photography Awards (APA) is a national award for stand alone imagery which has grown to become one of the largest and most inclusive photographic awards in Australia.
  • Fox Darkroom is a community engaged studio and co-working space which is accessible via membership and education programs. The darkroom itself is one of the best equipped in Australia, catering to the analogue photographer’s every need.

Photography teaches us about the world outside of our regular scope of view and informs us of the goings-on around the globe. This is at the core of our celebration for the art form. We want to discover photography that makes us see a unique perspective of the world.

THE STORIES JOURNAL

The Stories Journal will be a 70 page publication created in collaboration with Momento Pro.

The 2020 APA Stories Journal will feature imagery from Stories finalists alongside interviews and statements from the artists themselves. We will be highlighting our top three placing Stories with multiple page spreads and written accompaniment.

THE APA EXHIBITION AND AWARDS NIGHT

The annual APA Exhibition and Awards Night has become one of the most celebrated events on the arts calendar.

Attendees come from all over Australia to celebrate and support each other for the live unveiling of our winners. The night features an awards ceremony, the work of our winners and runner-ups on the gallery walls, finalists work shown through state-of-the-art image projection and a healthy amount of food and drink. It is a time for our whole community to come together in person, to celebrate Australian photography and get to know one another.

* As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the viability of hosting the APA Exhibition and Awards Night is still unknown. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our community and will be following the advice given by the Federal and State Governments as the situation progresses.