Building on the success of last year's Award, OptiKA 2019 invites photographers and video makers of all capabilities to capture images of Kingston that respond to the creative theme of 'Time'.
Best Photography Award: $4,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin
People's Choice Award: $1,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin
Portrait Award: $1,000 sponsored by City of Kingston
Video Award: $500 sponsored by the City of Kingston
Tuesday 4 June
Tuesday 15 October
Image: Shuttermain Photography, 2018.
Professional development workshops:
For those who would like to further develop their technical expertise and explore new locations across Kingston, Peter Merriner, photographer and former finalist in various Kingston photographic competitions, will be running 'Walk and Shoot' workshops in July, August and September. To find out more and to book your place click here.
2019 Curatorial Committee:
This year we are excited to announce that Shane Hulbert, Associate Dean Photography at RMIT, will lead the OptiKA Curatorial Committee, alongside interdisciplinary artist and Monash University lecturer, Dr Debbie Symons, and digital media artist, Yandell Walton.
OptiKA 2019 is made possible through the generous support of our sponsor, DFO Moorabbin.