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Writing and Photography Awards Calendar

CLIA – Media Award – Cruise Lines International Association

https://www.cruising.org.au/CLIA-Events/Cruise-Industry-Awards

Awards held Feb 2019. Entries for 2020 TBC

AFTA NTIA Awards – Australian Federation of Travel Agents

http://www.afta.com.au/events/ntia

Nominations open Jan each year. Awards held in July. (20th July 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

https://www.moranprizes.com.au/competition/2019-moran-contemporary-photographic-prize

Entries close around early March (6th March 2019) Winners announced in May (7th May 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

National Geographic Travel Photo Contest (Categories Nature, Cities, People etc)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/contests/travel-photo-contest-2019/

Entries close around March, late entries accepted until May for increased fee. Winners announced around June.

Head On Photo Festival (Categories Portrait, Landscape, Mobile)

https://www.headon.com.au/

Entries close around mid-February. Awards held around May.

Tasmanian Media Awards

https://www.meaa.org/meaa-media/state-media-awards/tasmanian-media-awards/

Nominations close around mid-March. Awards held around May. Dates for 2020 TBC

South Australian Media Awards

https://www.meaa.org/meaa-media/state-media-awards/sa-media-awards/

Entries close around March. Awards held around June. Dates for 2020 TBC

Fremantle International Portrait Prize – Biennial Award

https://fipp.org.au/

Entries closed for 2019. Exhibition 13-27 October 2019

ASTW Awards for Excellence

https://astw.org.au

Entries close around April (30th April 2019) Awards held around October (19th October 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

PATA Gold – Award – Pacific Asia Travel Association

https://www.pata.org/pata-gold-awards/

Entries close around April. Awards held around September. (19th September 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

Travel Media Awards (For work published in print or online in UK)

https://travelmediaawards.com

Entries close around April-May. Awards held in September. (20th September 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC.

Australian Photography Awards (includes Landscape, Travel/Street, Wildlife, Portrait, Mobile etc)

https://www.australianphotographyawards.com.au/

Entries open June-Sept (1st June – 2nd September 2019) Dates for 2020TBC.

Kennedy Awards – Outstanding Travel Writing

http://kennedyawards.com.au

Entries close 1st July each year. Awards held around August. (9th August 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

The Nature Conservancy 2019 Photo Contest

https://www.natureaustralia.org.au/get-involved/how-to-help/photo-contest/

The global photo contest will open on 1st August 2019 and close 31st August. There will be a range of categories including one for Australia-based photographers, with fabulous local and global prizes you can win from a prize pool of $20,000!

Queensland Clarion Awards

http://clarions.org

Entries close around July. (12th July 2019) Awards held around September. (7th September 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

National Photographic Portrait Prize

https://nppp.portrait.gov.au/

Entries open around October (October 2019 for 2020 prize)

WA Media Awards

http://www.wamediaawards.com.au

Entries open around June and close around August. (24th June- 2nd August 2019) Awards held around November (2nd November 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

NT Media Awards

https://www.meaa.org/nt-media-awards/

Entries open around July and close around August. (2nd July-13th August 2019) Awards held around November (16th November 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC 

Walkley Awards

http://www.walkleys.com/awards/

Entries open around July and close around August (1st July to 31st August 2019) Awards held around November (28th November 2019) Dates for 2020 TBC

Australian Travel Awards (Categories include Social Media & PR Campaigns, Tourism Boards etc)

http://www.australiantravelawards.com.au

Entries close around August (30th August 2019; late entries 6th September 2019) Awards held around November (29th November 2019)