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Published: Monday 15th September 2014

Australian Catholic University's 2014 Pixel Prize Photography Competition has now closed for entries from high school students in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Entries closed Tuesday 9 September.

This year's theme is Communities, and students are asked to submit up to three photographs which address how communities connect and bring people together.

Awards ceremonies for local winners and finalists will be hosted by ACU Visual Arts and Design students and will be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Victorian entries will be judged by Dr Anne Scott Wilson, who lectured in photography at ACU for eight years. Entries will be shortlisted and exhibited at ACU's Melbourne Campus. Winners will be announced at an opening and prize-giving ceremony on Monday 10 November; and participants, their families and ACU Visual Arts/Photography lecturers are invited to attend.

ACU Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts Dr Catherine Bell said, "The Pixel Prize Competition is an opportunity for young people to develop their passion for photography by addressing a topical theme. This year we have aligned the opening of the Pixel Prize with ACU's Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Graduate Show so that student ambassadors from this degree can take entrants and their families on tour of the exhibition and ACU's Visual Arts facilities."

Since 2009, ACU has been committed to fostering and empowering young people to engage in the Visual Arts through the Pixel Prize.

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Event details: 

What: The Pixel Prize Photography Competition, Exhibition Opening and Prize-giving.

When: Monday 10 November 2014, 6.00pm. The Exhibition runs until Monday 17 November (Gallery times - daily, 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Where: ACU Melbourne Campus, 3 Graham Street, Fitzroy, VIC.