Photography Contest

Head On Photo Awards 2022

Head On Photo Awards 2022

Deadline |


Theme |

Portrait, Landscape

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Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |


Prizes |

Cash Prize
The Head On Portrait and Landscape Awards are open INTERNATIONALLY to photographers of all levels.

Since 2004 we have been helping photographers all over the world to create, exhibit and inspire, awarding over $700,000 in cash and prizes.

The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across three categories: Portrait, Landscape, Student

Over 2,000 people attended the 2019 Head On Photo Festival launch, where the Head On Photo Award winners were announced.

The Head On Photo Awards exhibitions receive large visitation across key Festival venues and have toured nationally and internationally. The Awards have dedicated exhibition webpages.

In 2020, the Festival pivoted online, and 9,600 people around the world viewed the livestreamed Festival launch and announcement of winners. Finalists shared a $70,000 prize pool including $30,500 in cash.

Portrait Award
Winner: $15,000 cash + Sony camera kit
Australian runner up: Sony camera kit
International runner up: Sony camera kit

Landscape Award Winner: $15,000 cash + prizes TBA
Australian runner up: prizes TBA
​International runner up: prizes TBA

All finalists (40 in each category) Prizes packages from Photobook Australia, Photoreview. Published in the 2021 Head On Photo Awards catalogue and fully funded exhibition in a major 2021 Head On Photo Festival venue.