Mosman Photography Awards 2021

An Awards Update

The judging has commenced !!! so keep an eye out for that email
requesting additional information because you’ve been shortlisted.

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19
Mosman Council has decided to cancel
The Festival of Mosman.

As a consequence, the Awards Event and exhibition
planned for the Great Hall at Mosman Art Gallery
is also cancelled

This also means the Short Video section has been cancelled for 2021,
which is a great disappointment being the inaugural year
for this category.

The Awards Event will again move online
with further details to be announced
in the coming weeks.

Visit the Gallery page to see the 2020 Award Winners
or our Youtube Channel to watch the 2020 Awards Presentation Event

The Awards

The Mosman Photography Awards 
aim to encourage the use of 
photography as a creative medium 
for the making of traditional 
and contemporary images.

The Awards are part of the
Festival of Mosman 2021.

Please review the notes
provided on the entry portal.

The Competition is open
not only to amateur photographers
who are residents of  Australia
or New Zealand, but this year
there is an open category available
to professional photographers.

To qualify for the Youth Category 
an applicant must be 18 years
or younger and be enrolled in 
a School or Place of Education.

Entrants in the  Open Categories 
who would like judge's feedback
on their work may obtain a written 
Submission Review.

A Changed World

There is no time limit on
when images were captured,
which enables back catalogues
of overseas travels to be explored.

We need to continue to look at
the world around us with new eyes, 
so that we can present the ordinary 
in a new or extraordinary way.

How is Mosman changed,
or the same after Covid ?

This year, being part of the
Festival of Mosman, there are
a number of categories that
we would like to focus on
capturing the landscapes,
people and character of Mosman.
A special Award within these
categories will be provided to
images with local Mosman content.

Video is a new category providing
an added way to tell your story.

The Categories


Smartphone @ Mosman


Animals + Birds

Analogue Film (Portfolio)
Art (Portfolio)
Landscape  (Portfolio)

Short Video

Thanks to Sony Australia,
there is a Sony ZV-1 Camera
with bluetooth grip on offer
for the winning entry.

Up to 7 minutes of your
creative ideas and
storytelling passion.

The Judges

The Prizes

We welcome back
Our Major Sponsors
Nisi, Sirui, Momento Pro & Laowa
The final prize pool will be announced
over the coming weeks.

Using Format