Annual high school photography competition is now open.
The Pixel Prize competition is open to high school students in years 7 -12 from New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland who have a passion for photography. The competition encourages students to address a topical theme through a creative, visual medium. These young photographers will be given the opportunity to connect with a photographic community and share their work with friends, family and the public.
The theme for The Pixel Prize 2015 photography competition is 'Freedom'.
Freedom means different things to different people. For many, it is a reality experienced and enjoyed every day. For many others, it is a distant dream yet to be fulfilled.
2015 is a pivotal year in the history of freedom – the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from a South African prison, the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in the United States, and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
These were monumental 'political' events, but freedom can be viewed and understood through multiple lenses – personal, social, cultural, political and economic.
What does freedom mean to you? For this year's Pixel Prize photography competition, we encourage you to use your camera lens to capture freedom in one of its many guises.
"The secret of happiness is freedom; the secret of freedom is courage." - Carrie Jones, (Author)
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela
Students are asked to submit up to three photographs which speak to freedom and what it means to them. Entries will be judged by industry professionals and the best works will be displayed in ACU campus galleries in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
There are also prizes in a range of categories. The closing date for entries is 31 August 2015. Further details can be found at http://www.thepixelprize.com.au/