GradFoto 2023 opens entries for emerging artists

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GradFoto 2023 opens entries for emerging artists

Adam Epps, The Woman in the Red Dress, GradFoto 2022 People's Choice Winner
Words by Staff writer

The GradFoto 2023 is celebrating artist excellence for graduating students.

The lens is set to focus on the talent of emerging graduate artists as the Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s GradFoto 2023 invites entries from the visionary minds of this year’s graduating students. This vibrant award celebrates the fusion of artistry and photography, providing a platform for students to showcase their creative prowess.

An annual award presented each year for graduating artists, the award is open to all graduating students from selected institutions across Australia and New Zealand. Whether you’re bagging an Advanced Diploma, Bachelor’s, Honours, or Masters, as long as your artistic toolkit includes photography, you’re in.

Key Dates to Remember:

  • Entries Close: Thursday, 4th January 2024, 11:59 PM AEDT
  • Finalists Notified: 17th January 2024
  • Online Exhibition and Winner Announcement: 24th January 2024

Stay up to date with what’s happening within the region’s art scene here


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Beyond the exposure and recognition, GradFoto 2023 offers cash prizes to honour the cream of the crop. The overall winner will walk away with a cool $1,000, while the People’s Choice Award, voted by the public, comes with a sweet $500.

Entry is a breeze, and did we mention it’s absolutely free? Graduating students can dive into the world of GradFoto 2023 by submitting their entries before the January 4th deadline. This is a chance to be part of an exclusive online exhibition that could catapult your artistic journey.

Previous editions, from 2020 to 2022, have spotlighted outstanding photographic work by graduates, connecting them with broader audiences and fostering connections as they embark on their artistic careers. You can relish these past exhibitions online.

This isn’t just a competition; it’s a celebration of the visual narratives that shape our world.

Enter the GradFoto 2023 Award and find out more here