Competition Overview 

Those with an eye for photography can submit their work in the Photography Competition presented by Spotlight.

Due to the overwhelming success of the Digital Photography Competition in 2020, the 2021 Photography Competition has expanded to include a digital class in classes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Upon time of entry, exhibitors will select ‘digital’ or ‘print’ or ‘digital and print’ to indicate the type of photograph/s they would like to enter and enter once in the class heading (i.e. Class 1 – Monochrome). A 50% discount will apply to the second image when the same image is entered in both digital and print. Digital photographs will not be accepted in Class 2 (Monochrome Restricted), 4 (Colour Restricted) and 10 (School Photography).

The competition features a range of classes including monochrome, colour and drone photography. The competition also includes a student photography class encouraging emerging artists to showcase their budding talents and recognising and rewarding the next generation of passionate photographers. 

In 2021, the competition will have an exciting new home with the Spotlight Arts & Cookery precinct moving upstairs in the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC).

For information on delivery and collection dates, times and location, please read the Important Exhibitor Information.

We welcome Spotlight as presenter of the Arts and Cookery competitions. All Champions and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place-getters will receive a Spotlight voucher. 



Please note, we will only be accepting online competition entries for the 2021 Ekka. If you need assistance, please contact Competition and Events Coordinator Frances Maguire on 07 3253 5145.

Important Dates
13 June 2021
Final day to upload photo/s of exhibits (digital only)
19 June 2021
Digital photography judging
21 June 2021 08:30 - 17:00
Delivery of print exhibits begins
07 July 2021 08:30 - 17:00
Delivery of print exhibits ends
17 July 2021
Print judging
06 August 2021
Exhibitors notified if their entry will be hung for display
23 August 2021 08:30 - 17:00
Collection of exhibits begins
03 September 2021 08:30 - 17:00
Collection of exhibits ends
Contact Competition Coordinator
Phone: 07 3253 3900