Keen Toowoomba photographers can have their skills rewarded with more than $8000 in prizes up for grabs in this yearâ€™s Heritage Bank Photographic Awards.
Â· Entries now open in national competition
Â· More than $8000 in prizes up for grabs, including $1500 each for Open and Theme category winners
Â· Free online entries
Now in their 27th year, the awards are one of the longest-running and most lucrative photographic competitions in the country. As well as the Open category, which covers photos of any subject, this year there will also be a themed category titled â€œLet There Be Lightâ€.
Heritage Bank CEO Mr John Minz said the national competition continued to enjoy widespread success amongst professional and amateur photographers alike. â€œWe receive a huge variety of different subjects in the Open category but I always look forward to the Themed category entries, which require an extra level of creativity.
â€œThe â€˜Let There Be Lightâ€™ theme reflects the central role light plays in our daily lives, and in the photographic process, and provides scope for plenty of creative interpretation.â€
The competition is open to Australian residents with no background or experience restrictions in place.As well as the Open and Themed categories, there are also Young Photographerâ€™s Award in three categories: 7-9 years; 10-13 years; and 14-17 years age groups.
â€œThe judges will also select a winner from the Open and Themed categories, with several consolation awards also on offer,â€ Mr Minz said. Two prints will be purchased by Heritage Bank for $1500 each, and the artists will also receive a $150 Camera House voucher. One print will be personally selected by Heritage CEO John Minz and will be purchased for $500, with the artist receiving a $100 Camera House voucher.