We are looking for a cover image for the AIHW's flagship publication, Australia's welfare 2021, to be released in September 2021. 

Entries to the competition should be guided by the topics covered in Australia's welfare, and will be judged based on their adherence to the contest challenge to illustrate, represent, support and celebrate the current wellbeing of Australians through its message clarity, composition, overall presentation and visual impact.


There are three awards that can be won in this competition:

  • A Grand Prize $2000*  – awarded for the photo judged to be the BEST in contest
  • A Runner up prize $1000* – awarded for the photo judged to be the next best in contest
  • People’s Choice Award $500* – awarded for the photo judged to be the most popular by the public through an online vote on this website from 10 photographs selected by the Jury.

* The winner of the award will be offered a cash prize. Currency is Australian Dollars.

  1. The jury will judge the received entries and determine the winner of the Grand Prize and the Runner Up Prize.
  2. For the People’s Choice Award, the jury described above will select the top 10 photographs (excl. Grand prize and Runner up prize winners), and they will go out to an online public vote managed through a voting system on this website.
  3. Each entry of the AIHW photography competition will be judged by a jury nominated by the AIHW.
  4. The jury will choose the winner and Runner up using the following criteria:
    1. Visual impact
    2. Represents the wellbeing of Australians

Submission Details

Entrants must submit an entry form for each image.
For entries including subjects under the age of 18 please ensure a Talent consent release form (PDF 339KB) is attached, please note this not necessary for other entries.

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Alternative entry method

please send an email to [email protected] with the image attached with the following information:

By submitting this entry form, you agree to the following:

  • All terms and conditions outlined on the competition page.
  • All photographs submitted have not won awards in any other photography or art competitions.
  • You are not an employee (whether permanent or temporary, current or former), interns or contractors of AIHW, or any party involved in administering or running this Competition, or immediate family members of any such persons.

To enter, simply attach your photo (under 10MB) to this email and supply the following details:

  • Image title:
  • Photographer:
  • Location:
  • Image caption (up to 150 words):

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