Welcome to the Silver Lining Awards

2020 is a year unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime. Circumstances have forced us to change the way we work, play, behave and interact. One thing that has not changed, however, is our need for creative expression.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIPP Epson State Awards were unfortunately cancelled and the planning for the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) is currently suspended. The Awards Committee sees this as an opportunity to do something special, to channel the challenges now facing us all into a communal outpouring of creative energy. As art critic and winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Jerry Saltz, says, “Isolation favours art”. So, let’s ignore the clouds and focus on the silver lining.

The AIPP Silver Lining Awards aim to do just that, with an online program incorporating image critiques and feedback sessions, judge training and a national competition culminating in a multi-state print exhibition.

This members-only program has been designed to engage as many of you as possible – including those who have never entered AIPP Awards before – in a demonstration of our collective imagination and expertise.

We have tried to make these awards fun, challenging, and as different as possible from our print awards – yet the objective of both remains the same: to showcase Australia’s best contemporary professional photography.

Winners are announced! Congratulations to all our winners, finalists, semi-finalists and entrants!


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