Entries Sought for Queensland Multicultural Photographic Awards

Are you a Queenslander and want to enter a photo competition? Then read on…

October 25, 2007: The Queensland Department of Environment and Multiculturalism is seeking entries for the 2007/08 Premier’s Multicultural Photographic Awards, which are open to school students, amateur and professional photographers.

This year’s theme is “New Beginnings” and photographers are urged to focus on challenges that migrants and refugees face when starting a new life as well as on the rich cultural benefits brought by diversity. All photographs submitted must:
– respond directly to the theme “New Beginnings’;
– reflect of be inspired by multiculturalism in Queensland;
– be one single moment in time and not digitally manipulated unless specifically entered in this category;
– be taken in
Queensland.

Awards will be offered in three categories: Open, which is open to all photographers can has a winner’s prize of $12,000; School Student, which has two sub-categories catering for primary and secondary school students, each with prizes of $1,000 and the Premier’s Professional Award, which is exclusive to professional photographers and carries prize money of $3,000. A new category , the Minister’s Award for Digital Image Manipulation has been added this year with a prize of photographic equipment to the value of $2,000. There will also be a People’s Choice Award, which is decided by vote and has a prize of photographic equipment to the value of $1,000.

Entries close at 5 pm on Wednesday 14 November, 2007. For full details and entry forms, visit www.multicultural.qld.gov.au.

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