The Graham Burstow Monochrome Prize was established in 2023 in honour of Graham Burstow OAM SAPS PSQA FFRPS FAPS EFIAP who was one of the founding members of the Australian Photographic Society and since that time, he contributed enormously to the Society and its members. He was involved in the establishment of APS national and international exhibitions. Graham was the APS President from 1982 to 1984 and was the APS Print Division chairman for ten years. Graham was a much loved member and patron of the Toowoomba Photographic Society.

Graham passed away at the age of 96 years in 2022, and was legendary in the photography world, having been recognised by an Order of Australia medal in 2004 for his services to Photography. The first Queenslander to do so, he achieved a Fellowship in each of the Australian, British, and American Photographic Societies.

Grahams’ captivating photographs are held in many institutions around Australia, including the National Library in Canberra and HOTA on the Gold Coast, and show his great passion for social documentary especially in monochrome.

This competition is for monochrome Social Documentary/Street Photography and closes on the 30 July 2024. Entry details can be found at