Entries Invited Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019

First Prize: $50,000
Total prize money: $100,000
Closing date for entries: Wednesday 6 March 2019

The Moran Arts Foundation is delighted to announce that entries for the 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) are now open. With a total prize fund of $100,000 including $50,000 for the winning photograph, the MCPP is one of  Australia’s richest photography prizes and photographers from across Australia are being encouraged to enter the prestigious competition.

Photograph by Matthew Abbott, 2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize finalist

The Moran Arts Foundation invites photographers to portray life in Australia; places, people and lifestyle that make our lovable country quintessentially Australian. Entries should reflect the diversity, multiculturalism or unique nature of Australian life. It may be a landscape, portrait or action shot but above all else tell a story of how you experience living in Australia. (NB – entries for the MCPP do not need to be portraits). Entries close on Wednesday 6 March and the MCPP winner will
be revealed on Tuesday 7 May.

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) was established in 2007 by the Moran Arts Foundation and it awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still, photo based artwork -­ including analogue and digital photography or staged and directorial photo-­media work. As part of their commitment to the arts, The Moran Arts Foundation host free photography workshops in schools throughout the country each year. The MCPP, also includes categories for school students and entries for the Student Competition are also now open.

Entries for the 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize close at midnight on Wednesday 6 March and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 7 May at Juniper Hall in Paddington. The Moran Contemporary Photographic Exhibition opens on 4 May and runs until 2 June 2019 as part of the Head On Photo Festival Sydney.

Entries can be submitted online here

For further information about the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize please contact TM Publicity: Jillian Heggie -­ jillian@tmpublicity.com / 02 8333 9070

The Moran Arts Foundation is a philanthropic, not-­for-­profit organisation whose objective is to support the arts in Australia through the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, gallery exhibitions and free Moran School Photographic Workshops. Established by Doug and Greta Moran and family in 1988 in celebration of Australia’s bicentennial, the Moran Arts Foundation fosters portraiture skills and excellence in photography.

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Winner -­ $50,000
Finalists -­ $1,000
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes -­ Students
$5,000 each for the Winner and their School (Years 11-­12)
$3,000 each for the Winner and their School (Years 9-­10)
$2,000 each for the Winner and their School (Years 7-­8)
A camera for each Primary School Student Finalist