Feb 26, 2019

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia


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 analog and digital photography or staged and directorial photo-media work.

The Moran Arts Foundation invites photographers to tell a story of how they experience living in Australia; places, people and lifestyle that make our lovable country quintessentially Australian. It may be a landscape, portrait or action shot. 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 worth 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.

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




One winner, 30 finalists

Participation Cost


No cost

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


No technical skills required

Time Commitment


One off event, only a singular submission required

Application Deadline

TBA for 2020

Application Process Includes

Submit visual art entry to website


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