Art and photography awards

Blink Photography Awards

Blink Photography Awards 2020

Enter your photo for a chance to be exhibited online and share in a $4,000 prize pool!

The Blink Photography Awards 2020 showcase innovative and original work from Australian amateur photographers.

The City invites photographers to respond to a theme of personal reflection and shared experiences.

This year's theme is The world can change in the blink of an eye. When it does, we learn about ourselves and what we truly value.

Photographers are invited to submit their strongest image in response to this theme under one of four categories; People, Places, Altered and Open

A panel of industry professionals will award prizes in these four categories from a $4,000 prize pool. Special awards will also be presented for Youth (under 18), Best Image by a City of Stirling Resident and People's Choice.

Curated images will be showcased in an online exhibition, here on the City of Stirling's website from 12 to 30 November 2020.

For full details and instructions on how to enter, please read the Blink Photography Awards 2020 terms and conditions of entry.

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2020 Awards categories


This category is for images capturing human portraits and self-portraits whether posed or candid. Images may convey a sense of the individual (or each individual, when there is more than one) or an aspect of humanity such as culture, beliefs, customs, values etc. Abstract and non-traditional portraits may be included at the photographer’s discretion. Image may be any orientation.


This category is for images capturing natural or human environments, this category includes traditional and non-traditional landscapes, seascapes, streetscapes, astrophotography as well as more creative interpretations of what the idea of ‘place’ means to you.


Celebrating creative compositions taken in an illustrative manner, this category includes all photographs manipulated for artistic purposes through digital, dark room or other techniques (i.e. colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.). Note: all altered images must be entered in the Altered category, with the exception of minor image corrections.


This category is for authentic, documentary images, including where the primary subject is alive but not human. Includes macro photography of wildflowers, wildlife photography, images of domesticated animals, microscopic photography etc.

Key dates
Entries open16 October 2020
Entries close8 November 2020
Exhibition launched online12 November 2020
People’s choice voting opens12 November 2020
Category and special award winners announced16 November 2020
Exhibition and People’s choice voting closes30 November 2020
People’s choice winner announced1 December 2020

*Dates are subject to change

For more information including queries regarding accessibility and alternative formats, please contact the Arts Project Officer on (08) 9205 8555 or email