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Launching New Photographic Award at BIFB in 2019
Applications are now open for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB). The BIFB was founded in 2005 and is a not-for-profit event that attracts a signification number of Australian and International photographers of one of Australia's pre-eminent photographic festivals. Applications close on 1st March 2019 with finalists being contacted on 1st April of the same year.

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Photo courtesy of Ballarat International Foto Biennal, Website


The following conditions for eligibility of entry are as follows.

You must be aged between eighteen and forty years and living in the Asia-Pacific region
Be accompanied by an artistic rationale responding to the 2019 premise of HELLO WORLD (More information on this can be read on the website)
Be comprised of 4 to 25 images
Be either a finished project or currently under development
Have been executed and/or resolved within the 12 months leading up to the deadline for submissions, that is after 1st March 2018
Have not previously been exhibited anywhere in the World

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Photo courtesy of 2017 Biennale - Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Website


This event is held every two years and provides public and educational programs comprising of talks, workshops and prizes. The event not only attracts many thousands of people but also delivers a significant economic and cultural impact on the community.

For the first time in 2019, the BIFB will be launching a new photography award. This award will focus on photographic artists working throughout the Asia Pacific region and seeking those whose work is beginning to receive critical attention. A selection of up to six artists will each receive a solo exhibition within the 2019 program alongside the other finalists. One overall winner will receive the Judges prize of $10,000 and an extra $1,000 being awarded to the People's Choice Award, as voted by the public.

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Photo courtesy of 2017 Biennale - Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Website


Judges for this event are Peggy Sue Amison, Natalie King, Celina Lunsford and Fiona Sweet. The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is located at 12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Now is the time to register for the 2019 BIFB New Photography Award.
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Why? Australia's Premier Photographic Festival
When: Applications Now Open & Close 1st March 2019
Phone: 03 5331 4833
Where: 12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Vic
Cost: Free
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