Student Photography

Student Photography

Competition Overview

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

The Student Photography class encourages emerging artists to showcase their budding talents and recognises and rewards 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 – Photography. 

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. 

This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 9 & 10 students. However, all year levels are welcome to enter.

Australian Curriculum Alignment:

Year 9 & 10

  • Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text for a specific purpose, meaning and style (ACAMAM075)

  • Plan and design media artworks for a range of purposes that challenge the expectations of specific audiences by particular use of production processes (ACAMAM076)

Although the 2020 Ekka was cancelled, the Photography Competition was able to proceed in a modified format as part of Ekka 2020 Online.


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
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
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