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Proudly supporting the Fremantle International Portrait Prize

Fremantle Ports is proudly supporting the 2019 Fremantle International Portrait Prize, to be announced on Saturday 12 October at the opening of the showcase exhibition.
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  • Published 10 Oct 2019
Camille by Conor Smith

Fremantle Ports is proudly supporting the 2019 Fremantle International Portrait Prize, to be announced on Saturday 12 October at the opening of the showcase exhibition.

The Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2019 encourages community engagement in the art of portrait photography and aims to help promote Fremantle as a national centre of excellence in the arts.

The competition has been held every second year since 2011 and this year’s event is the fifth.

The 2019 competition was open to all photographers regardless of age, location or experience and a mobile phone category was introduced to encourage submissions from mobile phone users, especially younger people.

Out of the more than 1,850 images entered from 13 countries, 139 images were chosen as finalists comprising 107 camera images and 32 mobile phone images.

As a non-profit organisation all proceeds from the competition go to charities.

To date the competition has donated $55,000 to the Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA medical charity.

This year’s competition is also supporting the Kai Eardley Foundation (through the Fremantle

Foundation), a charity offering support for helping prevent mental health problems in young people.

The 2019 Fremantle International Portrait Prize Showcase Exhibition is on 13-27 October at the Moores Centenary Building, Fremantle.

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