2020 Info

  • 2019 Bowness Prize Katrin Koenning 1
  • 2019 Bowness Prize Katrin Koenning 2
  • 2019 Bowness Prize Katrin Koenning 3

The Bowness Photography Prize is an important survey of contemporary photographic practice and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country, providing Australian artists with the opportunity to exhibit at one of Australia's leading public galleries. Since 2017 the prize has been acquisitive and the $30,000 cash prize awarded to the winner ensures that it continues to provide a significant boost to an artist’s career. The Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will present $5,000 to the most popular photograph.

Entries open
Wednesday 6 May 2020

Entries close
Wednesday 24 June 2020

Finalists announced
Friday 31 July 2020

Exhibition dates
Saturday 3 October – Sunday 22 November 2020

Award announcement
Thursday 8 October 2020


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