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Campus Photo & Video Comp is a reiteration of the National Campus Art Prize which was established in 1984, to celebrate the talents of student artists, regardless of their location of field of study.

Each year we give away thousands of dollars of prizes to talented students either through the Major Prizes, People’s Choice or monthly Instagram give-away’s – take a look at the overview of prizes below, but the full list of prizes and criteria are in the Terms of Entry.

When you scroll down, you will see that we have listed a few common questions, but if you have something else that you would like to know make sure you Contact Us so we can help you out! We will keep updating this page as we release new website features and if we get other FAQs.

Major Prizes – students have until October 1 to SUBMIT their entries to the Major Prizes. Submissions can be in the categories of Photography, Videography or Portfolio and a panel of Industry-relevant Judges who will score the submissions. One submission from each of the three categories will be selected to receive the $750 Major Prize for that category.

People’s Choice – one submission from each of the three Major Prize categories will receive the $250 People’s Choice prize for that category.  The recipient will be the submission with the highest recorded number of public votes as of midnight on October 31.

Monthly Instagram Give-Away – we will be featuring a different theme for an Instagram give-away each month. Take a look at the themes below and  check back to our NEWS page each month which will include all of the details you need to know about being in the running. We will send you shout-outs to remind you of deadlines in emails and on our social media. The hashtag to follow is #CampusPV2021.

2021 Monthly Instagram Give-Away Themes:

Deadline: 1st April -- Theme: Focus
Deadline: 1st May -- Theme: Stories
Deadline: 1st June-- Theme: Surreal
Deadline: 1st July -- Theme: Urban
Deadline: 1st August -- Theme: Movement
Deadline: 1st September-- Theme: Still
Deadline: 1st October -- Theme: Abstract
Deadline: 1st November -- Theme: Unseen

To be eligible to submit, you must be a currently enrolled student at a campus which holds a current Financial Membership with Tertiary Access Group (TAG). See the full list of eligible campuses here. If your campus is not listed, contact us and we can look into it for you.

Submissions close 1st October. Participants are able to log-in and add to/edit their submissions throughout the Competition Period, until this date.

The 2021 theme is yet to be announced.  Our themes are purposely open to interpretation to encourage student’s to use their creativity  in sharing a piece of your personal story. Upon submitting, ensure that you include the story/caption to give any required context to the visual story.

Yes, you can access your ‘My Account’ portal up until the close of Submissions, to edit existing content and add new content by clicking the ‘Login’ button in the header.

Yes, but conditions apply. Make yourself familiar with the competition Terms & Conditions

One major prize will be awarded per category;

  • judges will select the prize recipient for the categories of Photography, Portfolio and Videography
  • public votes will determine the winner of the ‘People’s Choice winner for each of the three categories

One minor prize will be awarded per month to a user of the hashtag #CampusPV2021 on Instagram.

These resources are a work-in-progress and will be specifically for those who have entered a Submission to the competition. Therefore once you have submitted, you can access any restricted items on the NEWS page, once logged-in.

No, but you give National Campus Photo & Video Competition to use what you submit for non-commercial purposes. Therefore, you retain all copyright to the artwork but NCPVC can utilise it as long as we are not making money off it – for example having artworks publicly available for users of the website, and using artworks in competition promotions.

If you have reason to believe that someone is misusing the Voting functionality, please contact us to let us know with as much detail as possible about your concerns. The Web Team will investigate the claims and should they find proof of misuse, appropriate action will be taken which may include disqualification or reversal of votes.