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Lights, Camera, Action For 3rd Aotearoa Music Photography Award

The Auckland Festival of Photography Trust is delighted to announce the 2023 Music Photography Award | Whakaahua Puoro Toa is accepting entries now through to 20th May, with 1st and 2nd prize winners announced on 26 May in Auckland.

"Music photography is an art form; whether it’s a community event, a big festival highlights or a gig review, photography is always there. It’s a wonderful cultural activity. We welcome and look forwards to some great entries and offering some prizes” - Julia Durkin MNZM the founder/CEO, Auckland Festival of Photography (parent brand for 'Image Auckland'), “all our Awards underpin our Festival commitment to profiling NZ photographic excellence".

As a part of our 20th anniversary Festival and for participation in the Festival's Awards we invite any NZ based photographer to send in your best images on a music theme for the 2023 Award contest.

Submit on our website from 1-20 May:

The 2023 Music Photo Award boasts Prizes -

1st prize: NZ$1250 cash

2nd prize: NZ$500 cash

People's Choice prize - $250 Prezzy card (like a preloaded debit card). Decided by public vote. People's Choice prize winner announced 31st May online.

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Prizes sponsored by The Bass Player Ltd and Pacific Culture and Arts Development Association.

Participation in the future exhibitions in 2024 plus other digital/projections/promotion of the prize winning images. Terms and conditions apply.

In support of the music photography scene, the image auckland [tamaki makaurau] Queens Wharf Fence exhibition is on show now and during the rest of May, alongside NZ Music Month and image auckland [tamaki makaurau] lead in activities to the announcement of the 2023 Award winners which will take place in Auckland in May. Providing a diverse and inclusive platform, for the exchange of ideas, artistic expression, and engagement with photography and visual culture.

This award is presented by Image Auckland [tāmaki makaurau]. An Auckland Festival of Photography project.




Ph: 09-307-7055 Message Service only / 0274-735-443

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