In this article: Where to watch; Judging Schedule; Thank you to our Sponsors; Awards Presentation Evening;

We’ve been overwhelmed with the tremendous response to the 2019 RISE International Photography Awards. The RISE Awards welcomes entries into the categories of MATERNITY, BIRTH, NEWBORN, BABY, CHILDREN, FAMILY, PORTRAIT, PET & ANIMAL, and WEDDING.

This year saw over 4000 images entered into the preliminary round of judging, by photographers located all over the world. Thank you to our entrants, and to our team of 26 online judges whose task it was to review, score and offer feedback to each of the entries.

Results for the preliminary round of judging were released on August 24th. The Top 20 scoring images from each of the 9 categories progress into the Finalists Judging, taking place on August 27th and 28th. These 180 Finalist images will be judged by a panel of 5 judges, in person, at Spine Street Studios, Brisbane. And you can join us!



Join us in person at Spine Street Studios, 22 Spine Street, Sumner, Brisbane. From 10am daily, on August 27 & 28. Entry is free.


Update: The 2019 RISE Awards have now finished but you can still watch the recorded judging. See below.

Our professional videography crew are filming the awards process for you to watch at your convenience. Watch the 180 Finalist images as they are judged, and catch up with interviews with our judges we’ll be featuring during the day. Buy to keep for only $9.95AUD.


All times are given in AEST [Australian Eastern Standard Time] for Brisbane, Australia. Times may be subject to change.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

10:00-10:30 Intro and Welcome

10:30-11:30 Portrait Category

11:45-12:45 Pet & Animal Category

13:30-14:30 Maternity Category

14:45-15:45 Wedding Category

16:00-17:00 Baby Category

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

10:00-11:00 Family Category

11:15-12:15 Children Category

13:00-14:00 Newborn Category

14:15-15:15 Birth Category


The winners will share in over $60,000AUD worth of cash and prizes, thanks to our amazing sponsors. We are so appreciative of their continued support of the RISE Awards and the photographic community to which we are proud to belong.


Friday, August 30th, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Rise International Photography Awards Presentation Night.

This is a chance for you to let your hair down and be a part of lifting our industry up. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity connect with your peers and celebrate each others successes.

Held in the newly completed Studio4 at Spine Street Studios.

DATE: 30th AUGUST 2019
TIME: 7:00pm til late
LOCATION: Spine Street Studios – 22 Spine Street, Sumner, 4074
Dress Code: Cocktail