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2020 ILFORD CCP Salon

Supported by Milieu

Just because we're physically distanced, doesn’t mean our photos need to be! The ILFORD CCP Salon — supported by Milieu is back.

Click here to view the 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon Winners Announcement.

Click here to book your visit.

Much about the 2020 Salon is as you remember it. We’re still Australia’s largest photomedia competition and exhibition, annually drawing entries from over 450 artists across the country. By entering, your work is still guaranteed exhibition in one of Australia’s premier contemporary gallery spaces, with the opportunity for an esteemed judging panel of artists and arts professionals to award you with one of 33 prize categories. Salon is still a fantastic opportunity to gain exhibition experience and see your artwork on CCP’s walls. Above all, Salon remains a remarkable survey of photomedia artistic practice in our community, complete with that distinctive ‘salon’ hang.

While the heart of the ILFORD CCP Salon remains the same, CCP is pleased to announce that for the first time the exhibition will be presented both online and in the gallery. By exhibiting all works on an online platform, participants and audiences can share in the visual delight of the 2020 Salon, regardless of their ability to visit the gallery. The online show also allows one to take their time and view works in detail at their leisure. For any artworks that catch your eye in the gallery, you will now be able to revisit, review and even purchase these at

The 2020 Salon will still be a summer affair, however, the exhibition dates have slightly shifted from previous exhibitions to accommodate Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions. The exhibition will be a survey of our community’s work through 2020, but will exhibit online and in the gallery from 16 January to 6 February 2021.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and the financial hardship it has caused, CCP has significantly reduced the entry price for the 2020 Salon. Full price entries are now $45 each and concession entries are $25 each. Please note that entries remain restricted to six per entrant. CCP hopes this goes some way to helping as many artists participate in the competition and exhibition as possible.

CCP would like to thank all 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon — supported by Milieu sponsors and partners for their support and collective contribution of over $16, 000 worth of prizes. We are delighted to announce the Judging Panel: CCP Curator Jack Willet; NGV Curator of Indigenous Art Myles Russell-Cook; RMIT Lecturer of Photography Dr Alison Bennett; and CCP Assistant Gallery Manager Hugh Hirst-Johnson (Non-Voting Chair).

As there are a number of changes to how Salon is run this year, CCP requires that all entrants carefully read the Salon Conditions of Entry and Essential Information Kit. If you have any questions after reviewing these documents, please contact To ensure the health and safety of artists, staff and audiences, COVID-safe protocols for the staging of the exhibition will be made available for entrants and the general public closer to the date of artwork drop-off.

We look forward to receiving your entries!



Dr Alison Bennett, Artist and Lecturer of Photography, RMIT
Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art, NGV
Jack Willet, Curator, CCP
Hugh Hirst-Johnson, Assistant Gallery Manager, CCP (Non-voting Chair)

Prizes Categories

ILFORD Excellence in Photomedia
Canon printer and selection of ILFORD Galerie paper ($2100)

Emergent Designs Best Work on a Coastal Theme
Framing and Shipping Voucher ($1000)

Emergent Designs Best Commercial Work
Framing and Shipping Voucher ($1000)

JCP Studios and Fini Frames Best Landscape
One archival pigment print and frame (to the value of $1000)

Kayell Australia Best Portrait
Equipment hire voucher ($1000)

Vanguard Best Composition
Vanguard and Lomography products ($1000)

Film Never Die Excellence in Colour
Polaroid Sx-70 camera with 2-pack of film ($826)

Photography Studies College Best Work on an Environmental Theme
Print voucher at PSC Printshop ($750)

Gale Street Studios Excellence in Staged Photography
2 x Full-day big studio hire ($660)

Lomography Most Humorous Image
Vanguard and Lomography products ($600)

THIRDS Fine Art Printing Most Highly Resolved Concept
Printing voucher ($600)

Alpha60 Best Fashion Work
Alpha60 voucher ($500)

Australian Centre for Photography Most Critically Engaged Work
Online portfolio review ($400)

Australian Centre for Photography Best Black and White Work
Private tuition with an ACP Tutor ($350)

RMIT Best Self-Portrait
RMIT online course ($350)

RMIT Most Adventurous Image
RMIT online course ($350)

Borge’s Imaging Best Studio Work
Hire voucher ($300)

Colour Factory Best Darkroom Print
Printing services voucher and consultation ($300)

Format Scan Best Film Image
Film scanning voucher ($300)

United Measures Strongest Narrative Work
Framing voucher ($300)

Film Never Die Best Analogue Image Showing Technical Skill
Yashica MF-2 Camera with 2 rolls of Kiro Film ($273)

— CCP Staff Favourite
CCP portfolio review ($250)

Mount Langi Ghiran Excellence in Printing*
Mount Langi Ghiran wines ($250)

NCAT Photography Most Powerful Image
$250 cash prize

Australian Centre for the Moving Image Best Video Work
Individual membership, 6-session pass to film season, and $100 gift voucher for ACMI Shop & Café Bar ($224)

Modern Times Best Architectural Work
Modern Times voucher ($200)

Momento Pro Best Photobook Design
Momento Pro voucher ($200)

Perimeter Books Best Self-Published Photobook
Perimeter Books voucher ($200)

Vanbar Best Use of Natural Light
Lab voucher ($200)

Vanbar Best Street Photo
Lab voucher ($200)

Hillvale Most Really Makes You Think Image
Portra 400 35mm Pro Pack (5 rolls) and $50 gift card ($130)

Cinema Nova Best Documentary Image
4 x admit one passes to Cinema Nova ($82)

Bodriggy People’s Choice Award
Assorted Bodriggy Froffs ($80)*

*Please note that the winner will be required to show 18yrs+ ID to claim this prize. Alternate prize arrangements will be made should the winner be under 18 years.

Important Dates

Entries open

Saturday 21 November, 2020

Entries close

5pm, Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Artwork Drop-off to CCP

(Printed and ready to install)
By appointment during opening hours, Wednesday 9—Sunday 20 December 2020; by appointment 10am—5pm, Monday 4—Wednesday 6 January 2021

Winners Announcement

(Online event at Please note that members of the public, including entrants, will not be able to attend the Winners Announcement in person.)
6pm, Friday 15 January 2021

Exhibition Dates

(Both online and in the gallery)
Saturday 16 January—Saturday 6 February 2021

Artwork Collection

By appointment 10am—5pm, Sunday 7—Tuesday 9 February 2021

Entry Fee

Concession, including CCP Members, students, concession cardholders and those experiencing income hardship — $25 per entry
Full-price — $45 per entry
(Limit of six entries per artist. One work per entry)

Please consider becoming a CCP member before entering to receive a discount on your CCP Salon entry fee as well as discounts on publications, products, organisations and events. Please see our website for full Member benefits. Purchase of a CCP Membership will also be available on the Salon entry form.



Please read the 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon — supported by Milieu Conditions of Entry prior to entering.
Conditions of Entry


Please read the 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon — supported by Milieu Essential Information Kit prior to entering and refer to the document as needed.
Essential Information Kit

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Winners Announcement

Click here to view the Announcement.

Important Dates

Exhibition dates

Saturday 16 January—Saturday 6 February 2021

Artwork Collection

By appointment 10am—5pm, Sunday 7—Tuesday 9 February 2021


Judges and Winners Speak
Online from 6pm, Saturday 22 January 2021

It's a [COVID] wrap
2—6pm, Saturday 6 February 2021

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