International Photographers


There will be one overall Winner in the International Photographers category.


The prize for the Winner of the International category is:

Having your winning images published in The Shutterbug Award book, with two Hardback copies of the book sent to you, with a combined value of $420.00

Plus: The New Olympus XZ-1 Camera with Zuiko f1.8 Lens valued at $499.00 + Plus the new PT-050 Underwater Housing to fit your new camera valued at RRP: $399.00.

Total prize package including the two Shutterbug Award books exceeds $1300.00

(Please click here to see The Shutterbug Award 2011 book)


The Theme

Photographers are asked to submit a series of photographs with the same theme.

The winning series of images from the 15 Australian finalists and the International winner will be shown as a multi-media slide show projection on the Shutterbug Award night.

The theme of the series is at the Photographer’s discretion, but each image in the series must be clearly linked by that chosen theme, E.g. The Beach, Day at the Races, Street Portraits, Landscapes, Fashion, India, Amazon Tribe, Surfing and so on. The list is endless……

Check some of the 2011 contestants' photos or Winning Finalists for inspiration.


The minimum number in the series is 15 images and the maximum is 30 images.

There is no limit to the number of photo series' submitted by any one photographer, but only one series will be selected for exhibition and publishing.

Digital submissions only

Shutterbug accepts digital submissions only (Prints or negatives need to be scanned and converted to digital files).

Files can be uploaded to our secure site for judging.

For more than one submission you will need to create additional albums. (You need to be logged in to do this and there is a fee for each additional album) See below.

Photos may be uploaded any time after payment has been received.

The final number and edit of images selected for projection will be at the discretion of the selection panel. 

There will be Ten Finalists, Five Semi-Finalists and One International winner. The Top Three overall winners will be announced on the Shutterbug Award projection night with the overall winning photographer taking out major prizes plus the 2012 Shutterbug Award.

All Photographers who enter will have at least one image shown on the Shutterbug Award Website.

All Finalists will be notified as to the status of their entry.

The International Winner’s work will be included in The Shutterbug Award book. Permission will be sought before publication.

File specifications

  The original files should be as large as possible. (E.g. Taken with at least a 3.0 MB camera)

Preferred upload size is 3600 pixels on the longest size.

With a maximum of 300 DPI

Files need to be in JPEG Format.

Photoshop and similar software can be used to any degree the photographer would like, but no borders.

The images may not show the name of a photographer.

Entry Fee

The Entry Fee is $30.00 for the first series entered.

 $10.00 for each additional series entered.

After your payment is cleared you will be able to create albums to upload your photos into.
The fee can be paid by:


Please note that The Shutterbug Award will publish the names of Finalists on press releases and on the website. All copyright for images remains with the photographer but we reserve the right to use photographs for the publicity and promotion of The Shutterbug Award and on our website.

Entry is currently closed.
Thank you for your interest in the Shutterbug Award.