Photography Competition

A picture can tell a thousand words.
Show us how you reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day 2023.

The Australia Day Photography Competition hopes to encourage participation and highlight the many ways Australians take part in Australia Day.

The 26 January marks the beginning of a new chapter in a story passed down through over 65,000 years of history and continuous culture. The Australia Day Photography Competition tells the Story of Australia through images taken in local communities, showing how they reflect, respect and celebrate – their way.

Competition entries can depict reflection on the past, present and future, respect for each other’s stories, contributions and hopes, or be a celebration of being Australian and part of an ancient, multicultural nation that values each citizen.

Photos must be taken on Australia Day, 26 January 2023 and provided by 31 March 2023.

Submit your entry online

Each entry will be judged against the set competition criteria found in the links below.

Three finalists from each state and territory will receive $2,000, with the overall national winner receiving an additional $10,000. The total prize pool is $58,000.

All submitted photos may be used to help promote Australia Day activities in the future.

2023 Terms & conditions  

2023 Photo consent form

2023 Parent/Guardian consent form  


2022 Photo Competition


Download Photo Competition Resources Here:

Digital Flyer 

Printable Flyer

Digital Poster

Printable Poster