Manjal Jampijinpa/Liam Alberts, Local Warming, 26.7 x 40cm 2020 Desart Photography Prize Winner


Desart Photography Prize entries are now open!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Desart Photography Prize!

All artists and artworkers within the Desart membership are invited to send in their work.

Works will be exhibited in Desart Artspace during Desert Mob week.

There is $500 prizemoney for winning entry.

Entries close Friday 9 of July, 2021.

Conditions of Entry
Work must be an original digital photograph by an Aboriginal artist associated with a Desart member art centre.
Images entered must have been taken in the year since July 2020 (closing of previous prize) and not have been exhibited before.
This is a non-acquisitive prize. The winner receives a prize of $500.
Desart will facilitate the sale of editions 1/10 to 10/10 (printed to order) for one month following the opening of the Prize. Desart takes a 30% commission to cover framing and printing costs. Desart will retain the exhibited copy of the printed image (the AP – artist’s proof) for the Desart Photography Prize Collection.
Editions not sold during the month following the opening will be returned to the finalist’s art centre to manage subsequent sales. Note: Desart returns the edition numbers rather than physical works – the images are only printed on demand when sold.
Image size:
For exhibition at least 1MB in size. Lower resolution images cannot be accepted.
Preferred print size should be selected as A4, A3 or A2. However, Desart reserves the right to alter this if necessary (in consultation with the artists and printer, for example where selected print size is too large for the resolution of the digital file).
Entry paperwork requirements:
CV / artist biography must be attached to entry form.
If required, please complete ‘third party’ photo release form (e.g. the subject of a portrait should do this or the parents of any children in the image).
Please make sure ALL entry form paperwork is completed and submitted by the due date. These should be emailed to The high-resolution image can be sent via Dropbox or similar file transfer.
Entries close at 5pm Friday 9th July 2021.
Photographers retain copyright of their photographs. By submitting this entry, the photographer gives Desart exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to reproduce finalists’ photograph without fee and without payment for the purposes of marketing and promotion of the award and exhibition. The permission extends to publication and reproduction of the above purposes in the media, on catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, on the internet (including Desart website) and Desart’s annual report.

The Desart Photography Prize is supported by Australia Council, IVAIS, NT Government and Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.