The AIPP APPAs, Epson State Awards, and AVPAs rely heavily on the contributions of its generous volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of the awards process and are constantly working behind the scenes to keep things running.
Volunteering is a great way to experience the awards from a different perspective, see the submitted prints up close as a print handler, learn about photography, hear judging live, and meet new people including some of the top photographers in Australia (for example Keren Dobia, Chris Saunders and John Ansell are regularly found working backstage and all of them are past Australian Professional Photographers of the Year!). We have an amazing team of volunteers who return to enjoy the APPA experience year after year and every year we look forward to welcoming new, fresh faces to the vollie crew. Everyone is welcome, no prior experience is necessary and training is provided on site.
Volunteers are needed for Breakout (where all of the prints are unpacked, checked and sorted into judging order) on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th October. Volunteers are needed for Bump In on Thursday 14th October, when the prints are moved into the judging area and the judging rooms are set up from scratch. Volunteers are needed for the duration of judging days - Friday 15th October through to Monday 18th October - from 8am right through until the judging day concludes to act as print handlers, to run 'the jumps', to populate the galleries and to pack up the prints. You can volunteer across the entire event or a specific date and time. To register your interest and availability to volunteer, please email email@example.com as soon as possible**.
AIPP APPA for 2021 is being held at Sunstudios in South Melbourne in October, so you will need to be able to travel to and from this venue in order to volunteer.
** Please note: whilst we need a large team of available volunteers, places are finite / limited. We strongly encourage those who are interested in this fabulous opportunity to email an expression of interest / availability as soon as possible to secure a volunteer position.