Macquarie Photography Prize

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

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




See some of the entries in the

Macquarie Photography Prize


Entry will open 1st November 2013 and close 30th June 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 - MossmanBen Hackley - BeauChristopher Martin - Mutton Busting CowgirlChristopher Martin - Where are the Brakes on this ThingDarren Clarke - Hell's GateEagleridge Arabian Farm - CohortsGraham Morgan - Deadvlei SpringbokGraham Morgan - Silver Gull
Kevin Fallon - At Work With dadLee Norman - War of the WorldsLisa Jay - CaptivatedMartin Smith - OopsMatt Hutton - Right Place Right TimeMichael Tadman - Psychedelic FanfarePhilip Myers - Ataturk MausoleumRiccardo Abate - BondiWee Sze Chern - Flying LanternXavier Blondeau - Shadowy Presence 1

The Colour Red

Adam Jewell - Candyland CanyonsBen Griffiths - Brave SoldiersChris Dynia - Red or OverChristopher Martin - Cathedral RockCraig Ludvigsen - AlarmDavid Elliott - RedDavid Thomas - Red Means GoEllen Foulds - RoseEllen Foulds - Strawberry SplashFelicia Simon - Red Riding Hood
Goran Jovic - Hamar SoundJoe Caleri - Handle Red HolgaJoe Calleri - Commedia MaskMarcel van Balken - CarportMartin Smith - Sharp KnifeMichael George - Red FerrariPaul Grove - ShhhhhhRebecca Diepenheim - Punica GranatumSusan Shanta - Half FullWee Sze Chern - Innocent Little Monk


Alamsyah Rauf - Farmer Under the SunChristopher Martin - At the RecitalDaniel Campbell - GrantDaniel Campbell - MarnasEdward Dickey - DryEllen Foulds - Son of the BeachGoran Jovic - Wings of FreedomKimberley Munro - LorenMatthew Turnbull - Stairway to HeavenPaula Dixon - Land Camera
Paula Dixon - Man a KenPaula Dixon - Mandy MorbidPeter Drew - Ashram in VaranasiPeter Drew - School Children Mt KilimanjaroPhilip Myers - Morning TeaRebecca Dunn - Age of InnocenceRebecca Dunn - Fogotten MemoriesSam Robryn - Fire DancerStuart Chape - The MonkTony Harding - Arnhem Land Dancer


Alamsyah Rauf - Girl in a BlizzardChris Dynia - Art in MelbourneEllen Foulds - Smokin' Hot and NakedGene Hollander - Jackpot MotelKarl Wall - Seen in All Kind of WeatherKimberley Munro - Lady of the NightKimberley Munro - Switch to DarkKimberley Munro - Take the CakeMarina Bonofiglio - The TraitorMartin Smith - Sugar Sweethearts
Martin Smith - Your Time Your ChoiceMichael George - Cable Car San FranciscoMichael George - Moonlight OperaMiguel Cabezas - The LifePhilip Myers - T JunctionRiccardo Abate - BranchesStuart Chape - The HutSusan Shanta - Paint it RedSusan Shanta - Pier into the OceanTimothy Webb - Abandoned on a Dreary Day


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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