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November 25 – 17 December, 2023

CCP x Hahnemühle Summer Salon 2023

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In partnership with Hahnemühle/Spicers, CCP’s Summer Salon is back for its 31st year. This exhibition continues to be one of the most significant surveys of contemporary photography in Australia, presented in the iconic ‘floor-to-ceiling’ salon hang that has become a signature of this community-focused event. Australia’s largest open-entry photomedia competition, the CCP x Hahnemühle Summer Salon will open to the public with a special celebration from 5pm, Saturday 25 November, and close on Saturday 16 December.

The 2023 CCP x Hahnemühle Summer Salon is made possible with the support of key sponsors Hahnemühle, Spicers and Final Grade. Read on for more information about key dates, and prize categories.

Prize Winners

Hahnemühle Grand Prize

Genevieve Ginty, Item 744, 2023. 

Milieu Acquisition Award

Courtney Stockdale, Atmos, Untitled IV, 2022. 



Media Arts Lawyers Prize for Best Music Photography 1st Place

Ryley Clarke, Freaks to the Front, 2023. 

Media Arts Lawyers Prize for Best Music Photography 2nd Place

Young Ha Kim, Still Life – Korg MS20, 2023. 

Alpha60 Award

Lorien Shannon, Elegantly Moulded 2, 2023. 

BIFB Best Regional Australia Photo Prize

Grant Ellmers, Specificities of place: Warumungu Country and Tennant Creek, NT, No 517, 2023. 

Kindred Cameras Prize for Captivating Portraiture

Sophie Smith, Strained quest for glamour, 2023. 

Totes Amazing Prize

Sammaneh Pourshafighi, Portrait Of My Mother As An Ethno-Futurist Icon, 2023. 

We Transfer Prize

Meg De Young, The Goodbye, 2023. 

Veriu Choice


Thames & Hudson Prize for Best Photo Story

Tony Mounter, Riot Clothing, Paris, 2023. 

Godox Best Use of Light

Nik, Untitled, 2023. 

EIZO APAC Best Use of Colour

Kyle Archie Knight, Coca Cola, 2023.

Modern Times Best Architectural Work

Airlie Sinclair, Untitled, 2023. 

Momento Pro Best Photobook Design Prize

Phuong Le, Thành Phẩm (The Product), 2023. 

MAPH Most Inspiring Image Prize

Brent Leideritz, Ecce homo (Behold the man), 2023. 

Aperture Award

Jade Jones, Untitled, 2023. 

Best Studio Photograph

Genevieve Ginty, Item 744, 2023. 

Fin Wine Prize

EJ Hassan, Lenny and the moon, 2023. 

Hillvale Most Really Makes You Think Prize

Yask Desai, Naseer Hussain (from the series The Switzerland of India).  

Gale Street Studios Excellence in Staged Photography

Grace Demarte, Squadra.

Perimeter Books Prize for Most Publishable Image

Oliver Foster, Untitled 02 (Melbourne, 2023), 2023.

Prism Imaging Best Use of Paper

Forough Yavari, Lily, 2023.

Walkens Film Best Point and Shoot Prize

Richard Yan, View of blue hues, 2023

Vanbar Best Use of Natural Light

Micah Sargisson, Halls Gap, 2022

Vanbar Best Street Photograph

Finn Goldstraw, Optique, 2023

CCP Staff Pick

Anna Madden, All That Glitters Is Not Gold – Barb Wire, 2023

HC Pro Poster Pick

Guste Sakalauskaite, Floating Through, 2023

HC Pro Poster Pick

Harrison Orchard, Mercy, 2023

Key Dates


Sunday 17 December


Sunday 17 December 2023 (5-7pm)

Wednesday 20 December 2023

Saturday 3 February 2024

Sunday 4 February 2024