Epson launches Australia’s first photography award

Epson Australia has announced the inaugural Australian Photographic Prize Awards (APP) and conference (September 8-11, 2022, across Melbourne), with over $35,000 in prizes from various competitions, including the Epson Print Awards.

The Australian Photographic Prize (APP) – an initiative of Robyn Campbell and Karen Alsop – was born in early 2022. 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,” said Epson Australia. “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, Epson said.

“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 have an impression judged in person. by experienced judges.

APP Co-Founder, Robyn Campbell: “There’s simply nothing more exciting about entering print competitions than seeing your photography being 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 run Thursday, September 8 through Saturday, September 10 between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. 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,” Epson said. “The APP will bring together professionals, amateurs, experienced photographers and beginners.”

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Michael E. Marquez