The 2011 AOP Open Exhibition has now been launched online, and the Public Vote is officially open!

Polish born artist photographer Aldona Kmiec has been living and working in Ballarat for over a year now.  The artist assimilated to a different culture and the local community quite rapidly and has been working on projects with CAFS, RSPCA, LEAD On Ballarat, MS Australia as well as other non-for-profit and government organisations.

Continuing previous four years of successful photographic achievements, Aldona has recently had two of her images ‘Cafe in Soler’ and ‘The Art of Sumo’  nominated to the Best in Show Prize, The Judges Prize and Public Choice Prize out of 1500 international entries!

The AOP Open is run by the Association of Photographers and is the only competition where professionals and amateurs compete on equal terms. There are no categories or themes in this competition so the choice of work submitted is entirely up to the photographer. The competition has been running for 11 years and each year it attracts approximately 1,500 entries from around the world, with a public vote that in 2010 attracted over 4000 voters.

All visitors to the online exhibition also have the opportunity to participate in the Public Vote and vote for their favourite image to win the Public Choice award.  Votes can be cast until 1pm on Thursday 13th October and everyone who takes part in the Public Vote will be entered into a prize draw to win a collection of photographic books.

To view the 2011 Exhibition and vote for your favourite image please click here.

his year’s AOP Open Awards Exhibition, Presentation and Party will be taking place at The Dray Walk Gallery in London’s vibrant Truman Brewery.
 The Exhibition also falls within East London’s Photomonth and will be open to the public on the 14-16 October Friday 11-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm.

The Exhibition, Presentation and Party will take place on Thursday 13th October from 6.30pm-9pm

For further information about the AOP Open please click here