About APPA

The Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) is Australia’s pre-eminent professional photography event. Open to photographers from all disciplines, it seeks to reward current Australian image making. First professional photographers need to go through the process of entering the state awards to be qualified to enter. Seeded entrants hold an APPA Honour of Associate or higher. 

Professional photographers from Australia and all over the world compete in a number of categories, and for the coveted title of "Professional Photographer of the Year".

The AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) was introduced in 1976. 


Have you ever wondered what makes an award winning image?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be named Australia’s professional photographer of the year? 

Do you want to see photography produced by the best of the best in Australia?

You’re invited to the live judging of the country’s largest and most prestigious awards for professional print photography, which will be held at the Melbourne Olympic Park Function Centre, Batman Ave, on August 25, 26 and 27, 8 am – 6 pm.

It is FREE to attend on all three days and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – all you need to do is show up and enjoy.

There will be 5 judging rooms running simultaneously, with professional prints across 16 genres presented one-by-one in front of a panel of professional judges. You will be able to observe their critiquing from an audience section directly behind them.

About the awards: The Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA), have been running annually for the past 40 years. The APPAs are the largest awards for professional print photography in Australia and one of the largest in the world. It is the only professional photography awards in the country that require physical prints to be submitted for judging. 

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) founded in 1963, it is the country’s only photographic membership body. 

Where to find us at the Melbourne Olympic Park Function Centre https://aippappa.com/appa-2017/2017-venue

The judging schedule: https://aippappa.com/appa-2017/2017-Judging-Schedule

APPA 2016 winners: https://aippappa.com/past-appas/2016-aipp-appa-category-winners