4 Categories To Win!

We have four popular categories with a first prize of $750 each. Choose from Emotive Portraits, Classic Landscapes, Exotic Travel and Revealing Nature.

Azim Khan Ronnie 2020 Overall Winner and Exotic Travel Category Winner

Gold, Silver or Bronze?

Our competition is designed to encourage you. Bronze indicates potential in your entry. Silver means you truly have reached professional standard. And Gold has really impressed all three of the judges!

Grant Galbraith 2020 Classic Landscape Category Winner

3 Expert Judges

The only competition where all the judges are AIPP Grand Masters of Photography who have judged around the world in both professional and enthusiast competitions.

Zay Yar Lin 2020 Emotive Portraiture Category Winner

$20 Entry & Every 5th Free!

The competition costs just AUS $20 (around US $15) each entry and for every four entries, you receive a fifth entry for free. Plus you receive a score and a comment as well!

Charles Jones 2020 Revealing Nature Category Winner

A Learning Experience

Every entry receives a short comment about how their photograph has gone and how the judges think it could be improved. Many photographers enter just for the feedback!

Polly Fenton 2019 Photo of the Year


There are four $750 category prizes and one overall $2000 first prize. While the prize money is helpful, it's the award and the recognition that entrants relish the most!

Victoria McDonald 2018 Photo of the Year

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A World-Leading Photo Competition Offering Both Advice And Prestige

Entries close 31 July 2021 - (or 24 July 2021 to be eligible for each fifth entry to be free - see below).

Announcement of winners is on 15 September 2021.

(UPDATE 25 JULY: Note for Entrants and Better Photography Magazine Subscribers - if you have entered five photos on or just after 24 July and expected to get the fifth one free, in addition to your 'subscriber free entry', but didn't, we will run through the payments and organise a refund this week. Sorry - we have changed the coupons this year and obviously something didn't work as planned. In the meantime, we have removed the 24/7 date restriction for the 'every fifth entry free' and so all entrants will be eligible for this until the competition closes. So, subscribers to Better Photography magazine who enter five entries will receive two for free. And everyone will receive every fifth entry free until the competition closes. Apologies for any confusion - Peter Eastway.)

The Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year Award 2021 offers great prizes and is highly respected around the world on the competition circuit.

  • Every entry receives a judge’s comment to help you improve your photography. Many past entrants have noted how useful these comments have been!
  • 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.
  • There are four exciting Category Awards, each with a first prize of $750.
  • Entrants with three or more entries are also eligible for the prestigious Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year 2021 Award with a AUS $2000 cash prize!
  • Entries are open from 10 June 2021 and close 31 July 2021
  • Results announced by 15 September 2021.

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 consistency of judging and commentary. Plus, every entry gets a judge's 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 15th year, we welcome international participation!

Every 5th Entry Is Free!

Entries are still just AUS $20 each (approximately US $15, depending on the exchange rate). However, for every four photos you enter, you get one entry free! So this is why we say every fifth entry is free!


  1. Emotive Portraiture
  2. Classic Landscapes
  3. Exotic Travel
  4. Revealing Nature

Don't Delay - Enter Now

Entries are open from 10 June - so challenge yourself? How many Bronze awards can you earn? How many Silver? Or is there a chance you could earn an elusive Gold? 

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