Head On Photo Festival
About the competition:
One of the world’s most prestigious photo festivals, Head On is calling for photographers to compete for prizes across four categories: Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Moving Image. Professional and emerging photographers, photo journalists and artists are encouraged to submit to the Head On Photo Awards from 15 January (deadline closes 1 March) 2015. Across 4 categories, 16 judges, 120 finalists and $50 000 in prizes, the Head On Awards represent a global selection of the best emerging and established photography. Our anonymous judging ensures each work is selected solely on its merit rather than the celebrity of the photographer.
Closing date for submissions: 1 March 2015
About the festival:
A highlight on the international calender, Head On turns the city of Sydney into a living cross-section of cutting edge photography and video media across all genres and levels of experience. The month long festival is a platform for the passion of photographers, appreciation of audiences, the beauty of the artform and the issues photography addresses. Through world-renowned exhibitors and speakers, innovative workshops and compelling exhibitions, Head On Photo Festival is the Australian hub for photographic enthusiasts, professionals and collectors alike.
Head On is a bridge between Australian and International photographic markets. In 2014 alone, Head On exhibited 54 artists from 18 countries. Festival tours to America, China and New Zealand introduced the international photographic elite and audiences in excess of 500, 000 to the wealth of photographic talent Australia possesses with great acclaim.
2015 judges include:
Bronwyn Rennex (Still Gallery). James Estrin (New York Times) Lauren Wendle (PDN), Michael Chavez (LA Times)
Previous Judges have included:
Adrian Rohnfelder, ‘Tenggar massif in Indonesia’, third prize winner in the Head On Landscape Prize Clare Bardsley-Smith, ‘Boy vs Wild’. Winner of the Head On Mobile competition 2014 Joe Wigdahl, ‘Family Loss’. First Prize in the 2014 Head On Portrait Prize Laki Sedaris, ‘Somewhere near Codrington’, third prize in the 2014 Head On Mobile competition Nick Hannes, ‘Cairo, Egypt’. First prize in the Head On Landscape Prize Peter Solness, ‘Waterscape #2, Reservoir No.2, Centennial Park Richard Wainwright, ‘Life and a suitcase’, second prize winner in the 2014 Head On Portrait Prize Victor Stepanow, ‘Burnet Forest’, second prize winner in the Head On Landscape Prize.