About the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Established in 2007, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) is a national competition that 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.
The Moran Arts Foundation invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on Australians going about their day-to-day life. We want to see photography taken in Australia, by Australians, that reflects the diversity, multiculturalism and uniqueness of life, no matter where you live in Australia.
There are many ways to interpret this brief, but we are after your perspective on contemporary Australian society, your life, your dreams, your abilities, your inabilities, your mates, your loves, your environment & your landscape. We want the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful and the everyday. Entries are NOT restricted to portraits.
The Moran Arts Foundation is committed to supporting the Arts in Australia and the art of photography. A first prize of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) is awarded to the winner with $1,000 awarded to each finalist. Transport of the printed finalist works from your home state to and from the Sydney venue is also paid for by the Moran Arts Foundation. All semi-finalist works are published on www.moranprizes.com.au and will be promoted through social media.
The Moran Prize is acquisitive and the winning photograph(s) immediately becomes the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be held and exhibited permanently as part of the Moran Arts Foundation Collection.
Open Section - $80,000 in prize money with the winner awarded $50,000. All 30 finalists will each receive $1,000.
Secondary School Students, Year 11 to 12 - The winner is awarded $5,000 and their school is awarded $5,000 for the development of arts at the school;
Secondary School Students, Years 9 to 10 - The winner is awarded $3,000 and their school is awarded $3,000 for the development of arts at the school;
Secondary School Students, Years 7 to 8 - The winner is awarded $2,000 and their school is awarded $2,000 for the development of arts at the school;
Primary School Student Category, Kindergarten to Year 6 - A digital camera will be awarded to 25 selected winners plus a certificate of merit.
2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - Terms and Conditions
2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Judges
Previous Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Winners and Finalists