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Better Photography Magazine Photographer of the Year 2023


Our 2023 Competition Is Now Open! Challenge Yourself, Win Awards and Receive a Judge Comment for Each Entry!

The Better Photography Magazine Photographer of the Year Award 2023 offers great prizes and is highly respected around the world on the competition circuit.

Every entry receives a judge’s comment to help you improve your photography. Many past entrants have noted how useful these comments have been!

Your photographs are professionally judged by three AIPP Grand Masters of Photography and every entry gets a score.

The best images will be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.

There are four exciting Category Awards, each with a first prize of AUS $750.

Entrants with four or more entries are also eligible for the prestigious Better Photography Magazine Photographer of the Year 2023 Award with a AUS $2000 cash prize!

Results announced by 15 November 2023.

Get Professional Feedback!
We have three AIPP Grand Masters of Photography judging our competition because we want you to receive the benefit of genuine, professional experience. And we keep the same judges each year so you have consistency of judging and commentary. Plus, every entry gets a judge's comment to help you improve your work.

Worldwide Contest
Our entrants come from the Americas, Europe, Russia, Asia and Oceania. So while we're an Australian based competition, now in its 16th year, we welcome international participation!

Every 5th Entry Is Free!
Entries are only AUS $20 each (less than US $14, depending on the exchange rate). However, for every four photos you enter, you get one entry free! So this is why we say every fifth entry is free!

Emotive Portraiture
Classic Landscapes
Exotic Travel
Revealing Nature

Don't Delay - Enter Now

Entries are open - so challenge yourself? How many Bronze awards can you earn? How many Silver? Or is there a chance you could earn an elusive Gold?




First Prize = $2000 Cash
The overall Photo of the Year award will be selected by the judges from the 10 highest scoring portfolios, a portfolio being the top four scoring entries from an entrant. To be eligible, you will need to enter at least four entries (in which case you could also get your fifth entry free). The prize is AUS $2000 in cash to do with as you please! That should buy you a nice new camera, lens or monitor!

Four $750 Category Prizes
There are also four Category Prizes of $750, bringing the total cash prize pool up to $5000. The Category winners are selected from the top 10 highest scoring entries in each category.


Non-Professional Photographer who earn less than $10,000 per year from photography. Photo must have been taken after 1 July 2019.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The Organiser acknowledges that You, the Entrant, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

All Entrants agree that any Entry submitted to the competition may be used by the Organiser and its Event Partners for the purposes of judging the Competition, and marketing and promotional purposes of the Competition.

Winning entries will be used as follows and only with respect to promoting the competition.

Displaying the winning entries at public exhibitions promoting the Awards;
Inclusion within the Organiser's and Event partners' websites and magazines, an awards book, magazine or similar (in both paper and digital media);
Inclusion in future publications and websites promoting the Awards, such as a 10-year anniversary compendium of past winners;
Inclusion within any material promoting the Awards;
sub-licensing winning Entries to the press and websites for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition;
Allowing viewers of the Awards website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone for their personal, non-commercial use only.

Non-winning entries may be used solely to promote the competition for a period not to exceed 3 years from the close of the competition.

Any photograph used by the Organiser shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such a credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as the Organiser uses its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure. Where any photograph is provided to third parties for use in promotion and publicity, they will be requested to carry a credit line, but the Organiser cannot be responsible for non-compliance.


Landscape Nature Portrait Travel