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Campus Photo Comp evolved from 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.

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!

Major Prizes – students have until October 31 to submit entries to the Major Prizes. Submissions can be in the categories of Photography or Portfolio (for a series of up to 6 related images) and a panel of Industry-relevant Judges will score the submissions. One submission from each of the categories will be selected to receive a $750 Major Prize for that category.

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

Monthly Instagram Give away – each month features a different theme in our Instagram give away. The themes are listed below – check back to our NEWS page each month for everything you need to know to enter. We will send you shout-outs to remind you of deadlines on our social media. The hashtag to follow is #CampusPhoto2022.

Monthly Instagram Give Away Themes:

March – My environment

April – Unexpected

May – Found on campus

June – Humans in nature

July – Enigmatic

August – Water

September – A colourful life

October – Freedom!

To be eligible to enter the comp (including the Instagram give aways), you must be a currently enrolled student at a campus which holds a current financial membership with Student Experience Network (SEN). See the full list of eligible campuses here. If your campus is not listed, contact us and we can look into it for you.

Of course, if you think your image is worthy you can enter in both. Please note that entries in the Instagram give away are NOT automatically submitted to the major prize comp. You will need to submit them separately. Please note that you can not enter more than six images in the Photography category and no more than 6 sets of images in the Portfolio category.

Submissions close on 31 October for the major prize categories. You can log-in and add to/edit your submission throughout the competition period, up until this date. Deadlines for the monthly Instagram give aways are listed under Terms & Conditions.

JPEG is our preferred file type with a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Other formats can be accepted – if you are not sure please get in touch with us before submitting. If submitting in the Portfolio category, your submission must be less than 50MB.

Our Major Prizes are not themed. We encourage you to showcase your creative skills in the images that you capture and submit. When submitting, you’ll be asked to include a title, photo style, specifications and a brief story. This is your chance to provide 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

No, but you give National Campus Photo Competition the right to use your submitted work for non-commercial purposes. You retain all copyright to the artwork but the Competition Organiser can use it for competition promotional purposes. Check the Terms and Conditions for full details.

Following the submission deadline, a People’s Choice Prize will be awarded in each category, based on the submissions that have received the highest number of verified votes through the website. You should encourage your friends and family to vote for your work but please note, only one vote per person is allowed. The Organiser reserves the right to not award a prize where there is evidence of abuse of the voting system. Votes will be analysed for authenticity from time to time, and duplicates, bot-generated votes and large-scale VPN votes will be disallowed.

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.

To enter, you need to upload an image to Instagram using the hashtag #campusphoto2022. Untagged images will not be considered. Your image will need to address the theme for that month, and must be your own original work. You can enter more than one image but each must be uploaded and tagged separately.