Epson announces inaugural Australian photography awards and conference, including Epson Print Awards

Epson has announced its participation in the inaugural Australian Photographic Prize Awards (APP) and conference, an initiative of Robyn Campbell and Karen Alsop, with over $35,000 in prize money from various competitions, including the Epson Print Awards.

The Australian Photographic Prize (APP) was born in early 2022 and after months of work behind the scenes and with the support of sponsors including Epson, the APP is now open for entries.

The response has been overwhelmingly positive with hundreds of entries already received. Many of these entries were for the Epson Print Awards, created specifically for professionals but also open to hobbyists and students, including international entrants.

After gathering feedback from photographers around the world, the traditional concept of “print awards” has been turned on its head by the APP in the form of the new Epson Print Awards.

In recent years, due to Covid lockdowns, there has been an increase in digital rewards, where participants typically enter online, receive a score (and possibly written feedback), but miss the excitement of having an impression judged in person by experienced judges.

APP co-founder Robyn Campbell said, “There’s simply nothing more exciting about entering print competitions than seeing your photography judged by the best in the industry. You suspend every word that is said. On top of that, if one of the judges decides to fight for a higher score, that’s validation as a photographer that you’ve created an impactful image.

The APP Expo Playground is also part of the APP, which will take place on Thursday 8th Saturday 10th September between 3.30pm and 5.30pm each day at City Edge in Narre Warren, Victoria. This interactive experience will give attendees the chance to try their hand at printing their own work on professional Epson printers and see a variety of hands-on shooting demonstrations at the Kayell Australia photo studio booth.

The culmination of the four-day event will be a celebration of photography, video and photographic art. The APP will bring together professionals, amateurs, experienced photographers and beginners.

Epson proudly supports Robyn, Karen and their team in this initiative and will continue to support popular and professional photography in Australia, as it has done for decades.

For more information on the inaugural Australian Photographic Prize Awards, visit: https://australianphotographicprize.com.au

For more information on the Epson Print Awards, visit: https://australianphotographicprize.com.au/epsonprintawards/

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Photo credits
The first Australian Photographic Prize Awards
The Epson Print Awards

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Michael E. Marquez