Competitions

Each year ASCCA run a series of competitions to encourage projects to inspire and encourage all of our members’ members to try to use new and emerging technologies in fun, creative and expressive ways!

We have three categories for our Annual Competitions for 2022, the ever-popular Photography competition, Creative Writing and the brand new, Multimedia Journals.


Multimedia Competition 2022

Entries open 1st July and close at midnight on 14th July 2022

Entries will be judged on creativity and clever use of any media. Search your device for what you need. If geographic, historical or genealogy subjects are chosen you can source media from anywhere. Be aware of copyright.
You may use any multimedia elements. Eg a gallery of pictures, sound:- spoken word or music you have composed, video, pictures, text in any form that enhances the finished article.
This may result in a large file, reduce its size before submitting it, if possible. Give it a unique title.
If your file is too large to send by email you will need to provide a link so it can be downloaded.

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Creative Writing Competition 2022 

Entries open 2nd August and close at midnight on 16th August 2022.

The six categories include enough scope and a broad enough explanation to allow for a range of entrants with a wide range of skills and imagination to confidently enter any category. All entries are to be submitted by the individual writer who is encouraged to present up to three pieces in total; each in a different category, and each of which has a 1000 word limit.

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Digital Photography Competition 2022 

Entries open 15th September and close at midnight on 30th September 2022.

The approach this year is on creativity and interpretation of the categories. Photographic technical ability is still important but not more important than the creative interpretation of the subject. Considering both will allow all entrants to show their abilities. The seven categories include enough scope and a broad enough explanation to allow entrants with a wide range of skills and imagination to confidently enter any category. All entries are to be submitted by the individual photographer who is permitted to present one photograph, to a maximum size of 4MB in each category, taken between 2nd September 2021 and 15th September 2022. No post camera manipulation will be permitted — except minor cropping, straightening and exposure adjustments.

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These topics are meant to broaden your capabilities and improve your confidence in using the software at your disposal. We are looking for originality in work that you have compiled yourself.
Send your entry, with your head and shoulders (selfie) photograph and one completed entry form to competitions@ascca.org.au.

ASCCA Board members and professional photographers are ineligible to enter.

To see the guidelines and entry forms for each category, click on the links below each. This year we have a special feature with forms that you can fill out on your computer and email back to us! No need to print and scan.

Please pay attention to the different opening and closing dates of each competition. 

Competition FAQs

What if I miss the entry deadline.

The entry date and closing dates are mandatory – no changes there.

What if I submit more entries than the number allowed.

Anything over the limit will be deleted. So choose wisely and send your best efforts.

What if I have a query

Email your query to: competitions@ascca.org.au. Or you can phone the office on 0434 857 222

A photography judge is willing to respond to entrant’s questions via email if they are unsure of what’s permissible or just need help getting started.

Do all my entries have to be submitted on the same date, using one entry form?

Yes if you can please.

It is hoped that you will start creating your work well before the entry date. You will then have everything ready to send within the two week entry period.

Will I get an evaluation of my work?

Judges willing, yes.