Kingston Arts Centre

Optika 2019 - Kingston Photographic Award

Entries are now open for Kingston Arts’ popular photographic Award, OptiKA. Formally known as Lens Mist, OptiKA, invites Photographers and Video Makers to capture images of Kingston that respond to a different creative theme every year.

In its’ eleventh year, the challenge is to depict the theme: Time.

All submissions go in the running to win over $6,000 worth of prizes including:
• the Best Photography Award: $4,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin
• the People's Choice Award: $1,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin
• the Portrait Award: $1,000 sponsored by City of Kingston, and
• the Video Award: $500 sponsored by the City of Kingston.

All entries will be exhibited at G3, Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale from 5 December 2019–4 January 2020; and DFO Moorabbin in early 2020.

Entries close Tuesday 15 October. Entry is $25 or $15 for those under 18 years.

For more information, visit

Photo Credit: Peter Merriner, Reflecting, Digital Photograph, Kingston Arts OptiKA Photographic Award 2017.


Friday 21 June, 2019
Tuesday 15 October, 2019
Kingston Arts Centre
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Victoria, , Moorabbin

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