The 2020 MACPP competition portal will open for entries at 10 AM AEDT on 13 December 2019. This is the second MACPP following its very successful introduction in 2019 – a very special photographic Prize, unlike any previously seen in Australia, the opportunity for Conceptual photographers to be recognised as the best in Australia – and to win significant prize money.

The name of the Prize has been changed to the Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Prize (MACPP), in permanent memory of Doug and Barbara Mullins. The availability of a bequest in their names will ensure the long-term future of the MACPP.

The MACPP is acquisitive; meaning the printed winning artwork that is awarded the MACPP Prize will immediately become the property of Magnet Galleries, which has partnered with the APS.

The winner of the 2020 MACPP will again be awarded $8,000 cash. The winner of the best entry by an APS Member will receive $2,000 cash. If the winner of the 2020 MACPP is an APS Member then that entrant will receive both cash amounts – totalling $10,000. An Emergent Designs voucher valued at $1,000 will be awarded to another finalist selected by the three judges.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 9 July 2020 at the 6.30 PM AEST opening of the exhibition of the finalists’ prints at Magnet Galleries’ Melbourne Docklands Gallery.

Each entry must be a still work that has been substantially produced by photographic means, including analogue and digital photography, collage and mixed media.

Each entry must be accompanied by an Artist’s Concept Statement of no more than 100 words.

Each entry must not have been previously selected as a finalist in a Prize or exhibited at a major public institution.

Entries must have been created in the twelve months preceding the closing date for entries (1 May 2020).

Further enquiries:

Brian Rope, Management Team, MACPP, winfocus@ozemail.com.au

Roger Skinner, Management Team, MACPP, rojpix@ipstarmail.com.au