Heritage Bank Photographic Awards

Creativity, Change & Perspective captured in time

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In its 31st year, the Heritage Bank Photographic Awards is once again open to all professional and amateur photographers. With no cost to enter, this competition encourages photographers all over Australia to explore their surroundings and capture their own little piece of history.

2019 Categories

Theme - Change

This year’s theme of “change” opens up a huge range of possibilities, limited only by your creativity. The theme lends itself to a variety of interpretations. It could be the changing of the seasons; the changing stages of life; the way the forces of nature can create change; or how a change of perspective can give you a completely different view.  Put your own twist on the subject – it’s totally up to you.

Open

The choice of subject is yours, so it can be anything you like. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter this category where great imagery is everything and creativity is the key ingredient.  

Young Photographer

These awards are dedicated to young photographers between the ages of 7 to 17, encouraging them to explore their surroundings and cultivate their creativity. The choice of subject is open.

Prizes

One image from the Open Category & one image from the Themed Category will be purchased by Heritage Bank for a $1500 purchase price. The winner will also receive their work displayed at USQ Arts Gallery Top 50 Exhibition and a Camera House voucher to the value of $150.
From all entries received, one image will be selected by our Chief Executive Officer, Peter Lock and purchased by Heritage Bank for $500. The winner will also receive their work displayed at USQ Arts Gallery Top 50 Exhibition and a Camera House voucher to the value of $100. 

Young Photographer age categories: 

  • 14-17 years
  • 10-13 years
  • 7-9 years 

One image will be selected from the three age categories to receive a Camera House voucher to the value of $100, their work displayed at USQ Arts Gallery Top 50 Exhibition and a certificate of merit.

One image from the Open Category & one image from the Themed Category will be awarded a $750 prize and a Camera House voucher to the value of $100. The image will be also displayed at USQ Arts Gallery Top 50 Exhibition.
One image from the Open Category & one image from the Themed Category will be awarded a $350 prize and a Camera House voucher to the value of $75. The image will also be displayed at USQ Arts Gallery Top 50 Exhibition.
One image from the Open Category & one image from the Themed Category will be awarded a $150 prize and a $50 Camera House Voucher. The image will also be displayed at USQ Arts Gallery Top 50 Exhibition.
One image will be selected from all entries received from entrants residing within a 50km radius of Toowoomba to receive a $500 prize, their work displayed at USQ Arts Gallery Top 50 Exhibition and a $100 Camera House voucher
FAQ's

Each individual can submit up to four images. 

The images must be submitted at the same time and duplicate submissions will not be accepted. 

You can select for your image to be judged under the Open category, Change (theme) category or a mixture of both depending on what suits your subject. 

You can read the full terms & conditions of entry here. 

Images must have been taken within the last 12 months and must not have been previously submitted to these awards.

Images must be the original work of the entrant and should be formatted to JPG Format in RGB colour mode in either portrait or landscape orientation. 

The images must be no more than 2MB in size with a minimum of 3000x2000 pixels (or 2000x3000 in portrait mode).

You can read the full terms & conditions of entry here. 

A panel of three judges will assess the photographic technique plus the aesthetic, artistic and unique quality of all images when making their selections.

The judges will select approximately 50 images which will comprise the 2019 Heritage Bank Photographic Awards Exhibition to be displayed at USQ Artsworx Toowoomba between 3 September- 25 September 2019. 

The CEO's choice will be selected from these Top 50 images. 

The Winners and Top 50 photographers will be advised of their success via email on 19 July 2019.

Your image must meet the minimum 3000x2000 pixels (or 2000x3000) pixel dimensions required. 
The image must also be no more than 2MB in size.
You will need to adjust the pixel quality of your image and the file size before you can submit it into the competition.
You can do this in most photo editing programs. 

If you don't have any photo editing software, you may like to use a free online editing platform like Pixlr which will enable you to adjust the file size and pixel dimensions. 

When you press submit, you will see a confirmation screen on your browser advising your submission ID.
You can record this ID for your own records. 

To opt in for email reminders and notifications about the awards, please email heritagephotographicawards@heritage.com.au.
Exhibition Gallery 2018

Thank you to our sponsors

      

Heritage Bank would like to thank the Toowoomba Photographic Society for their ongoing support and assistance with the awards.