The Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) is Australia’s pre-eminent professional photography event. Open to photographers from all disciplines, it seeks to reward current Australian image making. First professional photographers need to go through the process of entering the state awards to be qualified to enter. Seeded entrants hold an APPA Honour of Associate or higher.
Professional photographers from Australia and all over the world compete in a number of categories, and for the coveted title of "Professional Photographer of the Year".
The AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) was introduced in 1976.