The 2021 MCPP competition portal will open for entries at 10 AM AEDT on 29 January 2021. This is the third MCPP following its very successful introduction in 2019 – a very special photographic Prize, unlike any previously seen in Australia, the opportunity for Conceptual photographers to be recognised as the best in Australia – and to win significant prize money.

The name of the Prize has been changed to the Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize (MCPP), in permanent memory of Doug and Barbara Mullins. The availability of a bequest in their names will ensure the long-term future of the MCPP.

The MCPP is acquisitive; meaning the printed winning artwork that is awarded the MCPP Prize will immediately become the property of Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, which has partnered with the APS.

The winner of the 2021 MCPP will again be awarded $8,000 cash. The winner of the best entry by an APS Member will receive $2,000 cash. If the winner of the 2021 MCPP is an APS Member then that entrant will receive both cash amounts – totalling $10,000. An Emergent Designs voucher valued at $500 will be awarded to another finalist selected by the three judges.

The winners will be announced on Saturday 3 July 2021 at 6.30 PM AEST.

Each entry must be a still work that has been substantially produced by photographic means, including analogue and digital photography, collage and mixed media.

Each entry must be accompanied by an Artist’s Concept Statement of no more than 100 words.

Each entry must not have been previously selected as a finalist in a Prize or exhibited at a major public institution.

Entries must have been created in the twelve months preceding the closing date for entries (1 May 2020).

The entry title must not identify the author.

Further enquiries:

Brian Rope, Management Team, MCPP,

Roger Skinner, Management Team, MCPP,