Smith & Singer

Call for entries | Bowness Photography Prize 2022

May 17, 2022

We are delighted to again support the William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize in 2022 through the Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award.

Over the last 16 years, the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. Entries are now open, and MGA invites artists to submit photographic work created over the last year.

The winning work will be awarded $30,000 and acquired into MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs. The Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will again be voted by the public with the recipient receiving a generous $5,000.

In 2005 the MGA Foundation was established with the aim of supporting Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) and its significant collection, as well as its unique commitment to photographic art and in 2006 initiated the inaugural Bowness Photography Prize to promote excellence in photography and support contemporary artists working in the medium.

Important Dates

Entries open: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Entries close: 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 29 June 2022
Finalists announced: Thursday 28 July 2022
Exhibition dates: 29 September – 13 November 2022
Award announcement: Thursday 6 October 2022

Start your entry today by visiting:


Jump on through (to the other side)  2021
from the series Dis/appear II
pigment ink-jet print
160.0 x 107.0 cm
© Courtesy of the artist
2021 Wai Tang Commissioning Award recipient


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