We are rewarding three equal Stories in 2021

We celebrate diversity. As such, in 2021 we will be seeking to reward three diverse visual narratives. All three recipients will receive a A$3,000 cash prize, a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera kit with a NIKKOR Z 24 – 70mm f/4S lens (valued at A$4,000) and a A$250 Momento Pro voucher to turn your work into a beautiful photobook. The three Stories will also receive a headline feature in the 2021 Stories Journal publication.

The People’s Choice recipient will receive A$500 and will also feature in the Stories Journal, our online galleries and social media platforms.

The top 30 shortlisted submissions will appear in the 2021 Stories Journal of which these four Stories are included.

Throughout the year we will continue to share, promote and feature the shortlisted 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.


Since 2014, we have been immersed in the discovery of original, thought-provoking and diverse imagery

We are photographers, advocates, educators and curators working towards a collective goal of celebrating and representing the changing landscape of Australian photography. We achieve this through award recognition, publications, exhibitions, community engagement initiatives and educational programs.

Through Fox Darkroom and Gallery, Australian Photography Awards and Stories we have composed a diverse network of collaborators ranging from some of Australia’s most established visual artists to emerging voices of the next generation. Each year we are proud to expand this network with the aim of ensuring all of Australia can feel represented within this space.


The Stories Journal is a publication created in collaboration with Momento Pro

The 2021 Stories Journal will feature imagery from the shortlisted finalists alongside statements from the artists themselves. We will be highlighting our top three placing Stories with multiple page spreads and written accompaniment.