AddOn 2022

AddOn group exhibitionPhotos (L-R) Andy Cheung, Peter Blakeman, John McRae, Christian Sprogoe

Now in its 12th year, AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM.
As a core event of Head On Photo Festival, AddOn showcases an amazingly diverse and exciting range of square images taken by photographers spanning professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians.
AddOn is an ideal entry point for photographers to become involved in this year’s Head On Photo Festival.

Initially the images were shown without titles or photographer credits, viewers interpreted them at face value bringing their own meanings to them.
After the exhibition, every participant receives a printed exhibition catalogue.

All funds received through the entry fees go towards staging the exhibition, exhibition catalogue and the vast range of free activities that the Head On Photo Festival presents each year.

To make your entry you first need to log in or create an account.



AddOn group exhibition Photos (L-R) Bruce Pottinger, Gavin Roberts, Geraldine Johnstone, Jacqui Dean

Entry fee and image specifications 

Entry fee

  • AUD$120 for non-members
  • AUD$110 for Head On Photo Festival members (not a member? join now)
  • 25 and under? Use the code 'Under25' at checkout and receive 50% off the entry fee. We want to see more work from young photographers!

The entry fee covers printing, installation, gallery fees and postage.


You can pay with a credit card or PayPal via a secure payment gateway. Head On does not retain your credit card information.

Image size
Entries must be square images,12cm x 12cm at 300dpi saved as JPG compression level 8, in Adobe1998RGB colour space.

AddOn group exhibitionPhotos (L-R) Stephen Pierce, Suzy Corcoran, Tracy Poncho, Lara Gilks

Important information

The idea
The images can be made on any camera or mobile device.
As always, AddOn's image brief is open.
Exhibition information
Your picture(s) will be printed and exhibited during Head On Photo Festival 2022 (subject to Public Health orders) or online.
Exhibition catalogue
Every exhibitor will receive the AddOn 2022 catalogue free of charge.
You should not upload defamatory, pornographic, obscene, indecent, offensive or blasphemous images or images promoting discrimination, hatred or violence. Images like these will be rejected.
Images must be the work of the photographer who must hold the copyright and not infringe anyone else’s copyright. Copyright in the images remains the property of the photographer.

Submission process

Step 1: Login

Either login, create new account or select request new password.

Step 2: Click to submission page

Once you have logged in, click on the Make your AddOn submission button.

Step 3: Create your entry

Fill out the fields and upload your photograph. Click save when you are finished. You will automatically be taken to the shopping cart.

Step 4: Shopping cart and check out

Member's discount is automatically applied.  Click checkout to finalise your payment.

Frequently asked questions

Who can submit?
AddOn is open to photographers and photographic artists. All photographers and photographic artists are asked to recommend others to join in.
What is the Deadline?
Deadline for submission is Sunday, 28 August. 11 pm (Sydney time).
How does it work?
Artists are invited to submit one or two images. These photographs will be printed and hung in the AddOn exhibition — completely anonymously — at Head On Photo Festival and online.
What’s so different?
Each work will be hung without any artist’s identification. 
Works in the exhibition are not for sale. We are, however, happy to forward the artist’s contact details to enquirers, purchasers and collectors. 
How do I enter?
Image submission and payment are made online through the Head On website, just click on one of the 'Submit now' buttons.

Terms and Conditions

The entrant consents to Head On reproducing the entrant's image at no charge in all publicity and promotion of the AddOn exhibition and Head On Photo Festival inclusive of all electronic or print media at the discretion of the organisers, to be included in the exhibition catalogue(s) and to be posted on Head On website.
By entering the competition you confirm that you are the creator and owner of the work, that you have the permission of the subject or where appropriate the subject's parent or guardian, that the work does not infringe copyright, the image was not taken in circumstances of trespass or invading anyone's legal right of privacy, breach of industrial law or applicable industry code and does not to the best of your knowledge defame anyone nor was your conduct in taking the image likely to be misleading or deceptive and that you agree with the above Terms & Conditions.
Deadline for submission is Sunday, 28 August. 11 pm (Sydney time)
To make an entry you first need to log in or create an account here.



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