Auckland UNESCO City of Music Photography Award

Damon Bailey; Violin
Photograph: Damon Bailey, Violin

Auckland Festival of Photography and Auckland UNESCO City of Music are proud to present the inaugural Aotearoa Music Photography Award | Whakaahua Puoro Toa competition.

This award is for professional and community photographers who love shooting musicians at rehearsals, gigs, festivals or community events. The award boasts a $1500 cash prize for the winner. And a 2nd prize of Master & Dynamic 0.95 MW65 Leica Edition Wireless Headphones (RRP $769). All genres and styles of image are welcome as long as photographs are music related. You can enter if you are a New Zealand photographer.

Entries CLOSED. Thanks to the photographers who took part.
At: 5pm 24 May 

Read - Terms and Conditions, Music Award

Media releases
8 Mar - Music Photography Award 2021
12 Mar - Photography as performance art
29 Apr - Entries Open - 2nd Prize Announced - Music Photography Award
4 May - Scoop, Entries Open - Aotearoa Music Photography Award
4 May -, Entries Open - Aotearoa Music Photography Award
5 May - NZ Musician, Entries Open - Aotearoa Music Photography Award 
17 May - Judges Announced, Music Award

MPA Entries 2021


Key sponsor:                                                                   Media Partner;                                                                          2nd Prize sponsor:

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