IRIS Award 2021

$3000 IRIS Award Winner


The IRIS Award celebrates excellence in portraiture photography, revealing portraits that are unique, original and conceptually stimulating. Artists are encouraged to stretch the definition of photography by incorporating new practices such as video art, photo sculptures and multimedia. In doing so, the award challenges artists to bring to light non-traditional ideas or take an experimental approach with traditional techniques.

Artwork by selected finalists will be displayed in a public exhibition at the PCP gallery to compete for $4,000 in cash prizes.


$3000 IRIS Award Winner, $1000 Student Prize, $500 Commendation Prize


Internationally open, all nationalities, gender and age. All artworks incorporating the photographic medium are accepted. Including traditional and non-traditional forms of photography.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

For finalists, copyright holders grant Perth Centre for Photography unlimited use of high-resolution images for all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest and all promotional activities without remuneration.


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