ENTRY INFO

Entries close Sunday 12 June 2022 at 11.59pm AEST.

 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Now in its fourth year, The Mono Awards, presented by SanDisk, is the only photography competition in Australia dedicated to black and white photography. The competition is hosted by Australian Photography and Capture.

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WHO CAN ENTER?

The Mono Awards is open to residents and citizens of Australia and New Zealand. Amateur and professional photographers can enter.

WHAT IS MONO?

Images entered in The Mono Awards competition must be black and white or monochrome. Black and white is defined as an image that only includes shades of black, white and grey. Monochrome is defined as varying shades of only one colour. Images with more than one hue, such as split-toned, spot-colour, or colour images are not eligible. Images may be converted from colour to black and white or monochrome in post-production. Images may be captured digitally or on film.

 

Capture magazine's 2021 The Mono Awards special, published in September 2021.

IMAGE PREPARATION

• Images must have been captured on or after 1 January 2020. 

• Images must be in JPEG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) format and should be at least 2500 pixels on the longest edge. Image file size should be no larger than 5MB.

• Do not include watermarks, logos or any other branding on your images.

• Image file names should not include unusual characters, eg ©, @, #, $, &, *, etc. These characters have caused problems with images uploading to the website. If you find that one of your images has not uploaded correctly, please email us at [email protected].

CATEGORIES

There are three categories in The Mono Awards: People, Places, Animals. You can enter one or more categories as many times as you like. For more information about the categories check the terms and conditions.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

You can find our terms and conditions here. The terms and conditions contain important information about the competition – please read them before entering. Our terms and conditions have been approved by the PhotoWatchDog, the advocate for fair photo competitions in Australia. 

 

PRIZES

Winners, Runners-Up and People's Choice will share in a total prize pool of $13,500, including $10,000 cash. For more information about prizes click here.

ENTRY PRICING & DEADLINES

 

$30 per image. Entries close Sunday 12 June 2022 at 11.59pm AEST.

Price in Australian Dollars (AUD). 

RESULTS

Winners, runners up, and the Top 40 entries in each category will be published in Australian Photography and Capture magazines. Announcements will also be made online at australianphotography.comcapturemag.com.au and themonoawards.com.au on Monday 22 August 2022.

Certificates will be emailed in the week of 22 August for entries that receive Commended, Highly Commended, Top 50, Top 40, Top 30, Top 20, Top 10, Runner-up or Winner awards.

Following the winners' announcement, People's Choice judging will begin. This will be conducted on The Mono Awards' Facebook page where the Top 30 from each category – People, Places, and Animals – will be listed. Anyone is welcome to vote for their favourite images. Voting will be open for approximately two weeks. The image with the most likes, in each category, will be named the People's Choice winner and will be notified by email.

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ABOUT US

The Mono Awards launched in 2019. The competition is run by Yaffa Media Pty Ltd, publisher of Australian Photography and Capture, Australia's most trusted photography media brands.

GOT A QUESTION?

Email us at [email protected]

 

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