2011 Head On Portrait Prize/Experimenta Callout

2011-02-01 — posted by at 04:18

Head On Portrait Prize – Call for Entries

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Sunday 11pm (EDT), 13 March 2011

Head on Foundation invites photographers to submit images to the 2011 photographic portrait competition.

Prizes will be awarded for the best 3 images. Further prizes will be awarded to images selected for ‘The Critic’s Award’ and for ‘People’s Choice’. Judging is done anonymously – no identifying detail are visible to the judges, to ensure that the selection is not affected by who the photographer is or by the subject of the photograph.

The judges this year are Judith Blackall, MCA Head of Artistic Programs, Sandra Harrison, SMH Photographic Managing Editor, Sean Izzard, multiple award winning photographer and Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On Photo Festival Director. The ‘Critic’s Prize’ will be selected by photography critic Robert McFarlane.

Total value of prizes is approximately $50,000.



Experimenta is pleased to announce the commencement of our next commission round in preparation for Experimenta’s 5th International Biennial of Media Art launching in September 2012.

Commissioning new work by Australian media artists is fundamental to Experimenta’s program. Through the commissioning process, we support artists in the creation of new projects including interactive, screen based, sound, public, transmedial, online artworks and beyond. Experimenta commissions provide a significant opportunity for both emerging and mid-career Australian artists to gain professional, creative and technical development, with the required financial support, to realise innovative works of art that engage and thrill the imaginations of our wide audiences.

Projects supported will be funded up to $8,000.