About The Awards

Competition Entry Charging: The error of charging late $30 fee, instead of $20 fee until 15 August, has been corrected. Apologies again and we will refund those who have paid too much! (We think there are just three entrants affected.)

A Special Photography Competition With Experience And Prestige
Enter Here! Entries Close 15 August 2017
(or late entries to 21 August 2017)

The Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year Award 2017 offers great prizes and is highly respected around the world on the competition circuit.

  • Your entry receives a brief judge’s comment to help you improve your photography.
  • Your photographs are professionally judged by three AIPP Grand Masters of Photography and every entry gets a score.
  • The best images will be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards, including a PDF certificate.
  • There are six exciting Category Awards with a special product hamper from Canson, Datacolor, Momento and Wacom.
  • And then there’s the prestigious Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year 2017 Award with a AUS $5000 cash prize!
  • Entries are open now!
  • Results announced by 30 September 2017

Get Professional Feedback!

We have three AIPP Grand Masters of Photography judging our competition because we want you to receive the benefit of genuine, professional experience. And we keep the same judges each year so you have some consistency of judging and commentary. Plus, every entry gets a short comment to help you improve your work.

Worldwide Audience

Our entrants come from the Americas, Europe, Russia, Asia and Oceania. So while we're an Australian based competition, now in its 11th year, we welcome international participation!


  1. Emotive Portraiture
  2. Classic Landscapes
  3. Creative Flair
  4. Exotic Travel
  5. Incredible Sport
  6. Revealing Nature

Entrants from 2016 can use their existing details to log in. Entrants from earlier competitions will need to create a new account as we have a new judging system.