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The Mono Awards, presented by SanDisk, is Australia and New Zealand's largest competition dedicated to the art of monochrome and black-and-white photography. Since launching in 2019, The Mono Awards has showcased the work of some of the region's most talented and creative photographers.

The competition is hosted by Australian Photography and Capture, and in 2021 is offering a prize pool of $12,500, including $9,000 in cash prizes. The Top 30 images in each category will also be published in special issues of Australian Photography and Capture magazines later in the year.

The Mono Awards is now closed. Winners will be announced in September. Good luck!


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Black and White photographer Douwe Dijkstra shares the story behind his stunning image from Sydney's Carriageworks last year.

We have found a short tutorial created by photographer Adam Gibbs, where he gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to elevate some of your photos by transforming them into a black and white format. 

In part one of our black and white photography tips we looked at the history of black and white photography as well as techniques for shooting. Now, let's look at some example images.

Black and white photography is a unique art form that requires retraining your eye to look at light and contrast in different ways. Here's how to get started.

The results are in for The Mono Awards 2020 - check out the top 5 finalists in all three categories right here.

If you've ever wanted to step into the mind of one of our most talented exports, then we can highly recommend this great interview with our Mono Awards 2020 judge Jackie Ranken on the excellent Light Minded Podcast.