Entries open now for major Queensland photography award

The Gold Coast City Gallery is today calling for entries to Queensland’s richest prize for contemporary Australian photography – the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (JUWSPA).

The competition, which was first established fifteen years ago, is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice, with a total prize value of $50,000.

Gold Coast City Gallery Director, Tracy Cooper-Lavery said that the 2017 award will have even more significance as the Gallery honours the memory of Win Schubert AO, who passed away in April this year.


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‘The award is a testament to Win Schubert and her extraordinary lifelong generosity to the Gallery and Australian photography’, Ms Cooper-Lavery said.

‘This exciting new direction for the award in 2017 has a substantially increased award prize, making it the biggest award in Queensland and second in Australia for photography’, she said.

It is also one of the country’s most diverse awards for photography. Since 2002,the award has included a broad selection of finalists with established photographers presented alongside emerging artists, creating a stunning display of diverse themes and approaches to the medium.

All works selected as finalists will be exhibited at Gold Coast City Gallery from 9 September to 22 October 2017. The winner will be announced at an official opening event on Friday 8 September, and become part of the Gold Coast City Gallery collection.

Full details,including entry form and terms and conditions, is available online at theartscentregc.com.au/gallery (see Gallery Opportunities page), with submissions closing Friday 14 July.