The search for the best amateur photographers in Australia and New Zealand has begun. Australian Photography and Panasonic Australia have teamed up to find the best amateur photographers in Australia and New Zealand.
The 2018 Photographer of the Year, which officially launched this week, offers a prize pool of more than $45,000 in cash and prizes, making it the richest competition of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
The competition attracted more than 2,100 entries in 2017 – a record number in the five-year history the competition.
This year, photographers will compete for a prize pool that includes more than $10,000 in cash, seven places on an all-expenses-paid weekend shooting adventure with iconic landscape photographer Ken Duncan, including flights to and from Sydney, and more than $15,000 in photography gear and travel.
To qualify for the title of Photographer of the Year photographers must submit a portfolio of four images in any one of six open categories: Landscape, Wildlife & Animal, Black & White, Travel, People & Portrait and Aerial. An additional category, Junior, is aimed at photographers under the age of 18, while Photo of the Year is the sole single-image challenge.
The 2018 Photographer of the Year is open for entries now at australianphotography.com/poty