A major new international photo competition launches this year and has been named in honour of Australia's renowned Antarctic photographer, Frank Hurley. The Frank Hurley Photo Awards launches on 1 July 2020 and is run by the Mawson's Huts Foundation. It will take place every two years and will raise funds for the conservation of the fragile wooden huts at Cape Denison where, in a tiny darkroom, Hurley produced those enduring images from Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Entries will open on 1 July 2020 and close on 30 October 2020 with winners being announced on 2 December in Hobart, the 108th anniversary of Hurley's departure from Hobart with Mawson's AAE.
The five categories include:
Any photograph taken at a location above 60°N latitude or below 60°S latitude, on land or at sea or from the air.