|Deadline: April 30th, 2011|
Proudly supported by Olympus, The Shutterbug Award is one of the most prestigious awards for up and coming photographers in Australia and now Internationally. This is its fifth year.
The Shutterbug Award is a unique competition that promotes the work of amateur, passionate enthusiasts and emerging photographers. It gives all photographers, at all levels, the chance for their work to be seen, have their work published and win some great cameras from Olympus.
Australian Finalists share in a prize pool of $10,000 including Olympus Camera Kits, Gallery prints and their images published in The Shutterbug Award book.
The International Winner receives:
The new Olympus XZ-1 Camera with Zuiko f1.8 Lens valued at $499.00.
They also have their winning images published in The Shutterbug Award 2011 book.
The International Winner will be sent two copies of the book with a combined value of $400.00
Shutterbug will only accept entries from photographers who are considered non-professional i.e. Photographers who make less than $20,000 per annum from photography.
Photographers are asked to submit a series of photographs with the same theme.
The theme of the series is at the Photographer’s discretion, but each image in the series must be clearly linked by that chosen theme.
The minimum number in the series is 15 images and the maximum is 30 images.
There is no limit to the number of photo series’ submitted by any one photographer, but only one series will be selected for exhibition and publishing.
Digital submissions only
Shutterbug accepts digital submissions only (Prints or negatives need to be scanned and converted to digital files).
Files can be uploaded to our secure site for judging. Preferred size is 3600 pixels on the longest size. Files need to be in JPEG Format.
Photoshop and similar software can be used to any degree the photographer would like, but no borders. The images may not show the name of a photographer.
The Entry Fee is A$30.00 for the first series entered. A $10.00 for each additional series entered.