Deadline: September 8, 2020
Entry Fee: from $15 to $25 AUD
Prizes: $250, $750 AUD, Trophy
Now entering it’s 3rd evolution, the RISE International Photography Awards is a unique, online photography awards system aimed at seeing entrants elevate their work from one award year to the next. Every entry receives feedback from our panel of highly trained international judges.
The concept of The RISE International Photography Awards was originally devised by Kelly Brown, one of Australia’s most recognised and successful portrait photographers. Kelly and her team have commited to the RISE Awards to close the gap evident in the photography industry. We wish to see the standards RISE throughout the industry, allowing photographers at all stages in their photography career to become the best they can be.
In 2018, the first Rise International Photography Awards received 2000 entries from over 30 countries. With 6 categories focussing on the domestic portraiture genre, from maternity to family.
And in 2019, we introduced the Pet, Portrait and Wedding categories. This saw the competition double to just over 4000 entries. We also developed a custom built website to host the competition, to simplify the entry process and make it easier for the judges to provide their invaluable feedback.
In 2020 the Rise International Photography Awards open July 1st and close September 1st.
The Maternity Category welcomes photographs of pregnant women. Images may contain other members of the family but the pregnant woman must be the focus of the photograph.
The Documentary Category invites photos that depict an accurate representation of the witnessed scene. Photos in this category must be of real (not made up or staged) events or scenes. Images must not be constructed or staged by either analogue or digital methods. This category is well suited to Press, Documentary or Birth photography.
The Baby Category welcomes images of babies photographed between 0-12 months of age. Images may contain other members of the family, but the baby must be the main focus of the photograph.
The Children Category is specifically for children aged between 1 & 12 years. Images may contain other members of the family but the child must be the main focus.
The Teen Category is for Teenage subjects between 13 & 19 years in age. Images may contain other members of the family, but the Teen must be the focus of the photograph.
The Family category is for families of 2 or more members. This category has no age limits.
- Pet / Animal
The Pet & Animal category is for domestic and wild animals. Images may contain humans, however, the animal must be the main focus of the entry.
The Portrait category is for one or more persons. This category has no age limits; however, images of babies and children may be better suited to categories specifically dedicated to those ages.
The Wedding category is for images taken during a commissioned, real wedding. For composite images, all elements of the entry must have been captured during the same wedding.
The Travel category invites images depicting culture, places, people and customs.
The Landscape Category is for images depicting outdoor scenes. The landscape may contain living subjects but the landscape must be the main focus.
The Creative category is well suited to images that are abstract, impressionistic or illustrative in nature, to give the artist freedom to create with no limitations on photographic postproduction.
For each Category:
- First – $750 AUD Cash PLUS a Trophy
- Second – $250 AUD Cash PLUS a Trophy
- Third – A Trophy
Cost per Entry
- $15 AUD per entry (Purchase 4 and get 1 Free) during 1 July to 31 July 2020
- $25 AUD per entry (Purchase 4 and get 1 Free) during 1 August to 1 September 2020