Photography Competition Now Open

First Prize 2016 – ‘Iceberg with Penguins’ (c) Chris Wilson

We are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2018 Antarctic Photographic Competition

The first competition in 2016 was an outstanding success, with 24 finalists selected from a field of more than 80 international entries. With significant prize money on offer ($5,000 first prize, $2,000 second prize) and a major exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, this is an excellent opportunity open to professional and amateur photographers.

Lombardi - Reflections

Reflections – Gianluca Lombardi




Images must have been captured in the last three years (taken after June 29, 2015) and can only be submitted by the photographer. The geographical area is restricted to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean south of 50 degrees S latitude. Photographers retain copyright at all times and entries close on June 29, 2018. Entry fee applies.

A panel of qualified judges will select from the field to find a maximum of 30 finalists, notified by email in July 2018. The images will be professionally printed and mounted in Hobart for an exhibition at the prestigious Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, opening in early August for a three-week show.  Public admission to the exhibition is free.  A ‘People’s Choice Award’ of $500 is determined by votes submitted at the exhibition.  In 2016, more than 4,500 people saw the exhibition and it achieved significant media coverage in Australia and overseas.  This is a brilliant opportunity to advance your passion for fine photography and look back on your experience ‘Down South’.

Baby Elephant Seal – Thomas Burns


Aurora Australis by Doug Thost

Self Portrait with Aurora Australis by Doug Thost

Interested?  Read the terms and conditions below to get started.  You may submit up to two (2) images in competition and entry fees apply. Please read the whole document carefully before contacting us.

Entries may be submitted to:


Terms and Conditions (click here)