Photos1440 Challenge

 

 

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED - WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED JUNE 26

 

 

 

 

About The Sydney Morning Herald Photos1440 Challenge

The Sydney Morning Herald Photos1440 Challenge is your chance to experience life as a photojournalist and win great prizes like a Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pro Kit (with EF24-70mm f/2.8L II lens) or an internship working with The Sydney Morning Herald photo department and great accessories from Digital Camera Warehouse. This year for the first time the winning entrants from each category will be displayed as part of The Sydney Morning Herald exhibition - Photos1440, Capturing the minutes of the day. The exhibition is held in conjunction with World Press Photo at the State Library of NSW from June 29 to July 28, 2013. Both exhibitions are proudly presented by Canon Australia.

Registered entrants will be given a Photographic Assignment Brief and have up to five weeks to complete. The earlier you register, the longer you have to work on your winning photo essay. The Photographic Assignment Brief will be sent to you after registration. The brief will be open to interpretation and will be judged on originality, composition, photographic technique and the entrant’s ability to tell a story through their photos. Each entrant may submit a minimum of four, to a maximum of seven images for the assignment. Please note this assignment will be judged as a photo essay. 


The Photos1440 Workshop has Sold Out


Registration closes June 16, 2013.

   Register Now

                    
                    

  • Photos1440 Workshop: Sold Out
  • Subscribers please include your subscriber number on submission of your entry.                                                                                                                    

 

Prizes

GOLD AWARD (General Category)
One Gold Award will be presented for overall excellence in interpretation of their photo essay. For entrants aged 16 years and over. The Gold Award winner will receive :

  • A Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pro Kit (with EF24-70mm f/2.8L II lens).
  • MK293C4-A0RC2 Manfrotto Carbon Fibre Tripod.
  • Lowepro Pro Messenger 200AW.
  • A framed 12x16 inch copy of one of their winning photographs printed by Fairfax Syndications (includes delivery).
  • Plus this year your photos will be exhibited as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Exhibition Photos1440 – Capturing the minutes in the day at the State Library, June 29 – July 28, 2013. 

 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pro Kit (with EF24-70mm f/2.8L II lens) RRP $6,699

  SILVER AWARD (General Category)
Three silver awards will be awarded to entrants aged 16 years and over. The Silver Award winners will receive:

  • MkC3-H01 Manfrotto Compact Tripod.
  • Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L.
  • A framed 12x16 inch copy of one of their winning photographs printed by Fairfax Syndications (includes delivery).
  • Winning essay will be published on various Fairfax digital platforms.
  • Plus this year your photos will be exhibited as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Exhibition Photos1440 – Capturing the minutes in the day at the State Library, June 29 – July 28, 2013. 

 HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDS (All Categories)
Four Highly Commended Awards are open to all categories.

  • Winning essay will be published on various Fairfax digital platforms.

 JUNIOR AWARDS (Junior Category)
Three Junior Awards will be presented for the best photo essays. For entrants aged 15 years and under. The Junior Awards will receive:

  • A Canon PowerShot G1X camera.
  • Manfrotto Monopod - MM394.
  • Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L.
  • A framed 12x16 inch copy of one of their winning photographs printed by Fairfax Syndications (includes delivery).
  • Winning essay will be published on various Fairfax digital platforms.
  • Plus this year your photos will be exhibited as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Exhibition Photos1440 – Capturing the minutes in the day at the State Library June 29 – July 28, 2013. 

Canon PowerShot G1X cameras RRP $729

 ASPIRING PHOTOJOURNALIST AWARDS (Student Category)
Two Aspiring Photojournalists Awards will be awarded to current tertiary students who enter the Photo1440 Challenge, subject to the selected candidates offering proof of teritiary student status. The Aspiring Photojournalist Awards winners will receive:

  • The opportunity for two-week internship with The Sydney Morning Herald photographic team.
  • One hour dedicated portfolio review session with Mags King – Managing Editor of Photography – The Sydney Morning Herald. (Photographic staff subject to change)
  • Winning essay will be published on various Fairfax digital platforms.
  • Plus this year your photos will be exhibited as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Exhibition Photos1440 – Capturing the minutes in the day at the State Library, June 29 – July 28, 2013. 
  • Lowepro Stealth Reporter D300AX.

The Photos1440 Challenge is presented by Canon Australia and retail partner Digital Camera Warehouse.

The Sydney Morning Herald photographers use Canon.


Key dates

Registration opens for Subscribers: May 3, 2013

Registration opens for Non-Subscribers: Saturday, May 11, 2013 
Entries due: No later than 11:59pm on Sunday, June 16, 2013
Winners announced: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Entry submission

Entries must be emailed as attachments to the below email addresses no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
Email your photo essay to 1440@fairfaxmedia.com.au

All work submitted must form a part of a series (four to seven images per entry)

  • 2400 pixels on widest side
  • Saved as a jpeg format at 72 dpi 
  • Compression level 5
  • Please label the file in the following way

Order Number_Name_Catagory_photo number.jpg

         Eg -  62403_JohnSmith_General_1of7.jpg

               62403_JohnSmith_Student_1of7.jpg

               62403_JohnSmith_Junior_1of7.jpg 

NOTE:  Work not labelled with the correct Order Number, Category and File Number will not be eligible for entry.


Please click through to FAQ and/or Terms & Conditions for more information regarding award winners, the judging process and prizes.