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Be the first to spot Australia's next top photographer at Projections 2010, proudly presented by ACMP in Association with Sony. Next month, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra will screen the finalists of Projections 2010 - an annual competition that is rapidly becoming a major talent-spotting event for the next generation of top photographers.

Photographers with less than 3 years' professional experience have submitted a series of works and are vying for one of five titles: Best Editorial Photographer; Best Commercial Photographer; Best Art Photographer; People's Choice Award; and the grand prize, Best Overall Photographer, and the new Pool Grant worth 10K to a lucky emergent photographer.

Creative directors, art directors, photographers producers and lovers of a fabulous visual feast are invited to come and have a few drinks, dive into the work in full HD screenings and meet some fresh photographic talent.
Projections is now in its 7th year, jointly presented by the Australian Commercial and Media Photographers (ACMP) and Sony. Entries in Projections are in a unique format - photographers are asked to submit a thematic series of images, rather than individual shots.
To best display the finalists work , it is shown in a full cinematic experience complete with soundtrack at the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney on November 16 and at the Astor in Melbourne on Tuesday 9th November. Canberra will host a screening at M16 Art Spaces's new premises in Griffith

The photographers are competing in five categories - Best Commercial Photographer; Best Art Photographer; Best Editorial Photographer; People's Choice Award; and the grand prize, Best Overall Photographer. As well as the new components, Sony's make.believe competition and The Pool Grant, created by Sean Izzard and Simon Harsent.
Pool is a collective of photographers who share the common aim of creating world-class photography whilst inspiring and contributing to the wider community through visual art. Creativity and collaboration is actively encouraged between all Pool artists and a strong emphasis is placed upon the nurturing and development of new talent. The first Pool Grant - a $10,000 grant awarded to assist a photographer research and produce a photographic project of their choice. The resulting work will be shown at Projections 2011.

In its first few years of existence, Projections has produced an alumni of photographers who are gaining traction in the industry, both within Australia and around the world.
Tickets for the screenings in both cities are available from www.acmp.com.au/events- and at only $30 a pop for non members and $25 for ACMP members, including drinks and nibbles, you can afford to take the plunge and dive into Projections 2010.

For more information contact Sacha Walters on 0418 264 755 or admin@acmp.com.au or visit www.theprojections.com

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