Focus Awards 2018

Prize pool is expected to exceed AUD $35,000 in value


The annual Focus Awards is now one of the most popular and most valuable amateur landscape photography competitions in Australia.

The 2018 competition opens on 1st September and closes on 30th September 2018.

Here are just a few reasons why entering the 2018 Focus Awards could be good for you and your photography:

Amazing prizes for the best images in each of the six Amateur Awards categories, the Photographer of the Year and the Open competition for Image of the Year.

Every entry receives judges’ feedback and a score, designed to encourage photographers to assess their own work and improve their skills going forward.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are assigned to images in each category which receive the requisite scores. Many Members share these Certificates on their websites or via social media, to celebrate their achievements.

A gallery of the Top 50 images in each category will be available on the Focus website


The 2018 Focus Awards prize pool is expected to exceed AUD $35,000 in value, comprising cameras, lenses, photography accessories, educational courses and photography tours, donated by our Long Standing Partners and Sponsors. The final allocation of prizes will be published on the Focus Awards website before the competition launches.

There are prizes for the winner of each of the six Amateur Award categories, plus runners-up prizes for second and third-place winners.

In 2018 there will be a prize for the winner of the Photographer Of The Year competition, plus prizes for second and third-place winners.

There will be one prize for the winner of Image Of The Year in the Open competition.


Entry into the Amateur Awards is restricted to amateur photographers who are members of the Focus Facebook and/or Flickr groups and who are a permanent resident in Australia or New Zealand.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by you, that:

You are the sole owner and author of each entry;
You have the right to make your entry available to the competition;
Each entry presented for judging is photographic in origin. Generally this means using a camera or similar device to make the original capture, but further image manipulation and editing using image editing software is permitted. Images which are graphic design or paintings are not acceptable, unless this is incidental to the photographic content;
Image editing is your own work and not that of a third party.
Your entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content;
Each entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law;
Each entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person's rights of privacy or publicity.


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