Macquarie Photography Prize

Capturing the world's best images........

The Macquarie Photography Prize is a global photography competition open to anyone from any country.



Macquarie Photography Prize

is now on................                       

Entry has closed for 2014.

2014 MPP categories are:-

  1. Open - Any Subject
  2. The Colour Red
  3. People
  4. Arthouse

2014 MPP guidelines for entry:-

  • $22,000AUD in prizes - $20,000AUD for best photograph - $15,000AUD cash + $5,000 camera. Best in section $500AUD each. 
  • Entry fee is $7.00AUD per photograph.
  • No limit to the number of photographs entered.
  • Photographs must have been captured since 1st July 2012. 
  • Winner decided by public voting of 100 finalists both at exhibitions and online.

2014 MPP Selection process:-

  • A 2 tier selection process will be in place for 2014.
  • 10 photographs will be selected per category per month over 6 months to produce 240 Semi-finalists.
  • 240 semi-finalists (gallery below) will then be reduced to 100 finalists which will be printed and exhibited from September 2014 onwards.



2014 Macquarie Photography Prize Semi Finalists so far.......


Abdul Alani - Walking on MarsAlamsyah Rauf - The FreezemanAndrew Samson - MossmanBastian Saputra - Green and PeaceBen Hockley - BeauBeni Arisandi - Arm WrestleBeverley Jay - Wolf on Evening Beach WalkCaleb Loeken - Stan WalkerChin Leong Teo - Marseille SunsetChristopher Otto - Misty Afternoon
Christopher Martin - Mutton Busting CowgirlChristopher Martin - Where are the Brakes on this ThingDaniel Bust - In The Green RoomDaniel Bust - Sunset CurlDarren Clarke - Hell's GateDavid Young - I'm Missing YouDebbie Fowler - Tree of LifeDeneille Plowman - The Long Road HomeDianne Galbraith - On The MoveEagleridge Arabian Farm - Cohorts
Elizabeth Looker - Ready to MeetEllen Foulds - Under the StarsGeorgios Kotsampas - Desolation and DecayGraham Morgan - Deadvlei SpringbokGraham Morgan - Silver GullIan Southall - Feeling LuckyJodie Trott - To Look BeyondKarim Sahai - Polar BearKerrod Sulter - Mother and Son BondKevin Fallon - At Work With dad
Kevin Fallon - ContentmentLee Norman - War of the WorldsLisa Jay - CaptivatedLoc Mai - Heading Out For WorkMartin Smith - OopsMats Anda - Chance Favours the PreparedMatt Hutton - Right Place Right TimeMichael Tadman - Psychedelic FanfarePeter English - Fish Proof FencePhilip Myers - Ataturk Mausoleum
Riccardo Abate - BondiSteven Johnson - Golden Cradle MountainSteven Johnson - The Lone FishermanStuart Chape - Japanese Macaques 3Suryo Ongkowidjaja - Mystical JourneySyaza Mohammed Shakharulain - Spiral DownVictoria Grant - Opera MetallicaWee Sze Chern - FishermenWee Sze Chern - Flying LanternXavier Blondeau - Shadowy Presence 1

The Colour Red

Adam Jewell - Candyland CanyonsAndrew Sole - Red CafeApril Kudnig - Seeing RedBelinda Robinson - Back in TimeBen Griffiths - Brave SoldiersBianca van de Water - Red ChevroletBob Munro - The Way InChris Dynia - Red or OverChristopher Goddard - Red JiveChristopher Martin - Cathedral Rock
Craig Ludvigsen - AlarmDamian Madden - Wildlife at SunsetDaniel Bust - Lava FlowDanielle Charles - UpDavid Elliott - RedDavid Thomas - Red Means GoEllen Foulds  - AfloatEllen Foulds - Fire in the SkyEllen Foulds - RoseEllen Foulds - Strawberry Splash
Felicia Simon - Red Riding HoodGeorgina Steytler - The Colour RedGoran Jovic - Hamar SoundIsaak Schiller - Sounds of LoveJoe Caleri - Handle Red HolgaJoe Calleri - Commedia MaskLinda Fury - Lighting the IncenseMarcel van Balken - CarportMark Preugschat - It's Not Easy Being GreenMartin Smith - Sharp Knife
Michael George - Red FerrariMichael Schaffer - The MailboxMichael Schaffer - The Red GuyNick Ng - BlessingsNina Pichering - LifePaul Grove - ShhhhhhPeter English - The GuidePeter Gagel - Dye HardPhilip Bull - Stop on RedPhilip Sutton - Wrapped in Red
Rebecca Diepenheim - Punica GranatumSandrinha Cruz - Cherry ColouredSanja Burns - Who is KathrynSuryo Ongkowidjaja - PeekingSusan McBratney - Cone Flower ThroneSusan Shanta - Half FullTim Bergen - Red CrabWee Sze Chern - Innocent Little MonkWee Sze Chern - Light the CandleWee Sze Chern - Queue Up


Alamsyah Rauf - Farmer Under the SunBeni Arisandi - Don't ShootChristopher Malins - GenerationsChristopher Martin - At the RecitalDaniel Campbell - GrantDaniel Campbell - MarnasDebbie Fowler - The StockmanEdward Dickey - DryEllen Foulds - Son of the BeachGoran Jovic - Windman
Goran Jovic - Wings of FreedomGrant Booysen - Untitled 1Ian Southall - CalebJessica Mason - TyKathy Mexted - Old MatesKevin Fallon - Roadside TravellerKim Guthrie - Blue and His DogKimberley Munro - LorenLinda Fury - PrayingMark Thomas - In the Fridge
Matt Hutton - MakaylaMatthew Turnbull - Stairway to HeavenMelanie Flanagan - PaybackNick Ng - From Within My HomeNick Ng - LollipopPaula Dixon - Land CameraPaula Dixon - Man a KenPaula Dixon - Mandy MorbidPeta Santoro - JackPeter Drew - Ashram in Varanasi
Peter Drew - School Children Mt KilimanjaroPhilip Myers - Morning TeaPhilip Myers - Three Wise MenPhilip Sutton - Practical ReligionRebecca Dunn - Age of InnocenceRebecca Dunn - Fogotten MemoriesRowena Webb - The Littlest Sea MonsterSam Robryn - Fire DancerSanja Burns - Dharavi 3Sanja Burns - Dharavi 4
Scott Jamieson - 57 Years of NeglectStephanie Zingsheim - LindaStuart Chape - The MonkSuresh Manievannan - Pole DancerTim Bergen - Face of CubaTim Nichols - Head in the CloudsTim Watters - MossfieldTony Harding - Arnhem Land DancerTracey Krueger - Those EyesWee Sze Chern - My World


Alamsyah Rauf - Girl in a BlizzardAndrea Evans - JewelsAndrew Lance - BalloonsAnthony Robinson - Burnished WebBeni Arisandi - AvatarBeth Mitchell - VesuviusChris Dynia - Art in MelbourneDarren Mak - LostDeena Herdsman - AdventureDeena Herdsman - The Ritual
Dianne Galbraith - After the RainEllen Foulds - Smokin' Hot and NakedEmma McEvoy - OnenessEvangeline Aguas - WhisperGene Hollander - Jackpot MotelJane Long - CuredJane Long - In a PickleJeremy Brown - Life in an EggKaren Davis - My Mona LisaKarl Wall - New Narrative for an Old Power Station
Karl Wall - Seen in All Kind of WeatherKatherine McInroy - Krakenhaus CorridorKatherine McInroy - SlathouseKatherine McInroy - Stick 'em UpKimberley Munro - Lady of the NightKimberley Munro - Switch to DarkKimberley Munro - Take the CakeMarina Bonofiglio - The TraitorMartin Smith - Sugar SweetheartsMartin Smith - Your Time Your Choice
Matt Hutton - ParagliderMelanie Flanagan - Artificial ReefMichael George - Cable Car San FranciscoMichael George - Moonlight OperaMiguel Cabezas - The LifeMihai Florea - Clifton SpringsNina Pickering - BreathNina Pickering - Let it GoPhilip Myers - T JunctionRiccardo Abate - Branches
Rob Cox - Inside AustraliaStuart Chape - Seoul City HallStuart Chape - The HutSue Constable - Flight CloudSue Constable - The Cat and the MoonSuryo Ongkowidjaja - Water SymphonySusan Shanta - Paint it RedSusan Shanta - Pier into the OceanTimothy Webb - Abandoned on a Dreary DayVictoria Grant - Pyramid


Chan Kwok Hung from Hong Kong is awarded the 2013 Macquarie Photography Prize and $10,000AUD.

Judge Luke Peterson's comments - "It was always going to be hard to choose a winner from such diverse subjects ranging from animals, people, landscapes and everything in between. For the winner, I chose a photo that accurately portrayed nature at its finest. 'Feed Me First' captures a beautiful moment between a mother and her children. The back light illuminating the stunning feathers, the shallow depth of field to separate the subjects from the background, the composition and timing of this photo all combine to produce an image that draws the eye. The patience and skill of the photographer are clearly seen in this wonderful photograph." 


Winner 2013 Macquarie Photography Prize - Chan Kwok Hung - 'Feed Me First'






2012 Macquarie Photography Prize winner and judge for the 2013 MPP Luke Peterson with wife Sarah and Chan Kwok Hung's 2013 winner 'Feed Me First'. 


CLICK HERE to view more of Chan Kwok Hung's photography.


Take a look at this NEWS.COM article. 

Also a Sydney Daily Telegraph World section article.


Opening exhibition for the 2013 MPP at St Brigids Hall, Dubbo, NSW, Australia from 31st March to 7th April daily 10am to 4pm.

Further exhibitions to be advised.

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2013 MPP Winners

Best in Show $10,000 - Chan Kwok Hung - Feed Me FirstBest in Live Action $500 - Alamsyah Rauf - Buffalo RaceBest in Arthouse $500 - Daniel Domolky - 26 MinutesBest in Nature $500 - Linda Keagle - BrolgaBest in Macro $500 - Raoul Slater - Fungal Sunrise
Runner Up in Live Action $250 - Rudolf Portillo - PaddlersRunner Up in Arthouse $250 - Dean West - Creative ConceptionsRunner Up in Nature $250 - Gary Steer - Out on the Salt LakeRunner Up in Macro $250 - Simon Woolley - Dragonfly on Barbwire



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