Epson Australia has announced the inaugural Australian Photographic Prize Awards (APP) and Conference (8-11 September 2022, venues across Melbourne), with over $35,000 worth of prizes across various competitions including the Epson Print Awards. 

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 The Australian Photographic Prize (APP) - an initiative by Robyn Campbell and Karen Alsop - was born in early 2022.  After months of work behind the scenes and with the support of sponsors including Epson, the APP is now open for entries. 

“The response has been extremely positive with hundreds of entries already received,” said Epson Australia. “Many of these entries have been for the Epson Print Awards, created specifically for professionals but open to amateurs and students also, including international entrants.”

After gathering feedback from photographers around the world, the traditional concept of ‘print awards’ has been turned on its head by the APP in the form of the new Epson Print Awards, Epson said. 

“In the last few years due to Covid lockdowns, there has been an increase in digital awards, whereby entrants typically enter online, receive a score (and possibly written feedback), but miss out on the excitement of having a print judged in-person by experienced judges.”

APP co-founder, Robyn Campbell: “There is simply nothing more exciting when entering print competitions than seeing your photography being judged by the best in the industry. You hang off every word that is said. On top of this, if one of the judges decides to challenge for a higher score, it’s validation as a photographer you’ve created an impactful image.”

Also part of the APP is the APP Expo Playground, which will run Thursday 8 - Saturday 10 September between 3:30 and 5:30 pm each day at City Edge in Narre Warren, Victoria. This interactive experience will offer attendees the opportunity to try their hand at printing their own work on Epson professional printers and experience a variety of hands-on shooting demonstrations at the Kayell Australia photo studio stand.

“The culmination of the four-day event will be a celebration of photography, video and photographic artistry,” said Epson. “The APP will bring together professionals, amateurs, experienced photographers and those just starting out.”

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