Enter the Australian Life photography competition 2024

Join our nationwide photography competition, open to professionals and amateurs each year.

Project Status: Closed

Australian Life showcases works from amateur and professional photographers across the country.

From the epic to the intimate, the harsh to the fragile, Australia holds so many experiences for so many people.

We want to see Australian Life through your lens.

Creative brief

You may capture any aspect of Australia – everyday occurrences, fleeting moments, unusual places, intriguing characters, the diversity of cultures or subcultures, celebrations or rituals, natural or artificial environments.

For the first time, entrants aged 13 years and older can enter the Australian Life photography competition.

A total of 28 finalists will be selected to have their work displayed in an outdoor exhibition in Circular Quay, from 1 August to 25 August 2024. From these 28 finalists, 20 images will be selected from the over 18 age group and 8 entries from the 13 to 17 age group.

All 28 finalists will be paid a fee of $500 plus GST (if applicable).


Australian Life prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding work in the exhibition. A distinguished panel of judges will select them in the following categories:

  • over 18 category – $10,000 grand prize
  • under 18 category – $2,000 prize and 1 x OM-5 Camera + 12-45mm F4.0 PRO Lens (RRP $2,499)

People’s choice award

The People’s Choice Award invites everyone to vote for their favourite during the exhibition. Voting opens 9am on Thursday 1 August and closes 11.59pm on Sunday 18 August.

The photographer who receives the most votes will receive 1 x OM-1 Mark II Camera + 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II Lens valued at (RRP $5,398).

Terms and conditions

Before entering for your best shot at becoming a finalist and winning the top prize, please read the image specifications and Australian Life terms and conditions.



The Australian Life photography competition is sponsored by OM SYSTEM.