The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize is now open


Entries are now open for the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize. Considered one of the country’s important prizes for contemporary photographic practice, in 2022 it celebrates its 20and anniversary.

The $25,000 acquisition prize is Queensland’s richest photography prize and is open to artists working in the broad field of contemporary photography, whether established or emerging. A People’s Choice Award of $5,000 will be awarded by visitors to the exhibit which will run from September 17, 2022 through January 8, 2023 at the HOTA Gallery in Surfers Paradise.

© Tamara Dean. Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in autumnfrom the Serie, In our Nature, 2017. Collection, HOTA Gallery. Winner, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.

Since the award’s inception in 2002, 60 works have been acquired by HOTA, including works by Christian Thompson, Tamara Dean, Shaun Gladwell, Danie Mellor, Darren Sylvester, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Polixeni Papapetrou, Polly Borland, Cherine Fahd, Tony Albert, Abdul Abdullah, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Julie Rrap and Jon Lewis.

The winner of the 2022 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize will be selected by Isobel Parker Philip, Senior Curator of Contemporary Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). The work will be acquired by HOTA Gallery.

Darren Sylvester, What Happens Will Happen 2010, Collection, HOTA Gallery.  Winner, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2011 © Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
© Darren Sylvester. What happens will happen 2010. Collection, HOTA Gallery. Winner, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2011. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

The Prize exhibition will feature over 30 finalists, as well as a selection of winning and acquired works that will be exhibited alongside those works in a retrospective to celebrate the 20and anniversary.

Entries for the competition close on July 3. Finalists will be notified on July 27.
The winner will be announced in September.

Submissions can be made at this link.

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