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Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

The JUWS Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging artists, resulting in a stunning reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches.

Thanks to the assistance of The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts, the winner receives a $20,000 prize and their work is acquired by Gold Coast City Gallery. A further $10,000 is available for additional acquisitions.

Call for Entries for 2016

Entries for the 2016 JUWS Photography Award have now closed. Thank you to everyone who has applied.

For works in still photographic media by Australian artists living in Australia or overseas produced between September 2014 and April 2016 (18 month period).

Entries close on 24 May 2016 at 5pm.


We are thrilled to announce that the judge for this year’s award is Professor Susan Best, Program Convenor of Fine Art and Art Theory at Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art.

Professor Best is an art historian with expertise in critical theory and modern and contemporary art. She recently completed her third book titled Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography, offering a new way of thinking about the role of politically engaged photography. In 2015, she curated an exhibition of the photographs of Fiona Pardington and Rosângela Rennó for the University of Sydney Art Gallery, the exhibition was chosen as a national highlight in the visual arts by Australian Book Review. In April 2016, it will open at Griffith University Art Gallery.

View the 2015 Catalogue of Works here.

We congratulate the winner of the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award: Owen Leong
Image (pictured): 
Owen Leong, Mudra 2014, pigment print on archival cotton paper. Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery. Courtesy of the artist and Artereal Gallery, Sydney.

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