Sydney, New South Wales 2000

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Friday 11pm, 28 March 2008

Head on Foundation invites photographers to submit works to the 2008 photographic portrait competition.

Images could range from film to digitally produced using any photographic technique in colour and/or black & white.
Prizes will be awarded for the best 3 images.

Judging will be done anonymously; no identifying detail will be visible by the judges in order to ensure that the selection is not affected by the celebrity of the photographer and or the subject of the photograph.

Further prizes will be awarded to images selected by ‘The Critic’ and for ‘People’s Choice’.
Finalists’ work will be selected by Sandra Byron, Byron-McMahon Gallery director, Stephen Dupont, multi award winning photographer and Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On curator. The ‘Critic's Prize’ will be selected by Robert McFarlane, the Sydney Morning Herald photography critic.
Total value of prizes is approximately $32,000. Prizes for Head On 2008 are as follows:

* 3 x digital SLR Canon 5D
* 3x Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens
* 3 x Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
* Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Master Collection
* 3x Canon professional A3+ printer Pixma Pro9500
* 3 x ACDSee Pro Digital Asset Management software
* 3x Sandisk 4gb Extreme IV Memory card
* 3x Sandisk Extreme Firewire reader
* Books from Focal Press
* Dragon Image Lighting package

The allocation of prizes is wholly at the discretion of Head On.
Head On finalists will be exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney 1 May - 7 June 2008 and then at the M16 Artspace, Canberra 9 - 22 July 2008 as part of Vivid National Photography Festival.

Copyright and moral rights for all entries are retained by the photographer.
Head On, now in its fifth year, has established itself as one of Australia's major photographic portrait exhibitions. It is committed to advancing photography as a popular art form and to support photographers from all genres through its exhibition and the newly established fund supported by Orient Capital.

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