Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2020 News

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) has been part of the Australian photographic calendar for more than 10 years.  During this period, we have seen many great photographs of Australian Contemporary Life shared with the wider community through the Prize and the Moran Arts Foundation is proud of this contribution.

For 2020 and considering the huge changes in the photographic media environment over the past decade, the Moran Arts Foundation will be taking time to review the existing format of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. Whilst the review is underway, there will be no Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. The Moran Arts Foundation is committed to supporting and nurturing this vibrant, evolving art form in the years ahead.

The free Student Photographic Workshop Program which provides young Australian school children with the opportunity to learn the art of photography regardless of background or geography will continue unchanged. Program details for next year are already available here.


Established in 2007 by the Moran Arts Foundation, The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) 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 approximately 100 free photography workshops in schools throughout the country each year.