Photographic Exhibition & Competition

The hands of Crystal Johnson, a Sistergirl from the Tiwi Islands.

The hands of Crystal Johnson, a Sistergirl from the Tiwi Islands.

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is excited to announce that the 2015 Health in Difference conference will feature an exhibition of photographs that represent, celebrate and highlight the diversities of our many communities and people.

Key Dates: 

  • Last day to send in entries: contact organisers!
  • Opening of exhibition: Thursday 13 August 2015

The Alliance is inviting entries from across Australia to the Working Together for Health Photographic Competition, with prizes awarded for the best entry in each category.  Exhibition entries will also be physically displayed at the conference venue over the three days of the conference, as well as on the conference website. A selection of the entries will also be showcased in the conference guide.

The winning entries will be judged by conference participants, who will be invited to vote for their favourite in each category during the course of the conference.  The winner in each category will be awarded a $150 cash prize.

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application form here:
  2. If your image depicts people other than yourself, you will need to complete a ‘Model Release Form’. This form is available in our Terms and Conditions PDF: download the form now
  3. Send your photograph and scanned/signed model release form to


We are inviting entries under one of the following four themes:

  1. Intersections; we all wear many hats and have many identities in our lives – advocate, parent, friend, community leader, supporter, party animal, trailblazer, volunteer, partner, the list is a long and diverse one. A photograph in this theme will capture how you live and celebrate the many identities you have in your community.
  2. Your space; the places and spaces we go to so we can recharge, enjoy our interests, or connect with the people we care about are a vital part of our wellbeing, and we want to celebrate those spaces! A photo in this category will capture and represent what those spaces look like and mean to you.
  3. Pride in health; health means different things to different people. It can be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – any number of things. Friends talking to friends about how they are feeling, partners supporting our sense of wellbeing, community leaders educating us about health issues – our communities have always played a part in protecting and fostering our individual health. A photo in this category will show what part your communities play in building the types of health that matter to you the most.
  4. Diversity; the diversity of our communities is our strength. We want you to show us what diversity means to you, and how you celebrate it.

Entry Requirements and Process

Please read the requirements below. Click here to download a PDF of these entry requirements

Entries that are submitted may also be displayed and used in other National LGBTI Health Alliance resources and materials in the future, which may include Annual Reports, research reports, workshops, social media posts, and resources associated with other Health Alliance projects including but not limited to QLife, MindOUT and Silver Rainbow.

  • There is no cost for entries, and you can submit one entry in each category.
  • A panel will be convened to confirm that each entry received adheres to the requirements for entries and can be entered into the competition. Any decision to not accept an entry for any reason is final.
  • Entries must be sent to the National LGBTI Health Alliance – contact the Alliance.
  • Digital editing is permissible, but entries judged to be purely digitally generated images will be ineligible for the competition.

Format Requirements

Entries must meet the format requirements;

  • Entries must include a completed and signed entry form from the photographer for each image submitted (download the form here)
  • Any entries featuring images of people (the model/s) other than the photographer must include a signature from the model/s authorising the release of their image. Photos which do not include this release will be ineligible for the competition.
  • Submitted image files must conform to the following guidelines:
    • Photos can be colour or monochrome
    • Photos must meet basic technical standards to be accepted, meaning they are of a public exhibition quality, or they will not be accepted.
    • We expect to print the images at A3 size, or larger, so your image should be 300 DPI, in CMYK colour space.
    • The longest dimension on your image should be at least 4961 pixels.
    • Images submitted with visible watermarks, copyright notices, or added identification will not be accepted.
    • Images must be provided without borders.
    • The file name of the image must be the same as the title of the work.
  • Entries must contain no phobic content unless it is in context of how the world sees you or your own experiences. A picture with phobic content will not be accepted if the judging panel isn’t satisfied that it makes clear that the phobic content is a reflection of your own experiences.
  • Any entry that is clearly advocating hate speech or violence towards any group will not be accepted
  • Any entries that the National LGBTI Health Alliance judges to include explicit sexual content which cannot be displayed in a public forum will not be accepted.