State and Territory awards

Enter the ACS Awards for Cinematography

When the submission period is active between August 1st (07:00) and August 21st (23:59), you will be able to enter by logging into your account and selecting the awards option. If you are not a paid-up member you will not be able to gain access to the awards entry forms.

Entry is open to current financial members of the Society. Only Life, Accredited, Cinematographer, Camera Crew, Student & CineKids members may enter into the Awards. Non-members may enter the Awards, provided the entrant joins the society and pays membership fees prior to their entry being accepted for judging.

Entries are accepted from August 1st (07:00) and close August 21st (23:59) local times, with online entry forms on the ACS website. Entries must have been completed within two years of the Awards’ date.

**Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the 2021 State and Territory Awards presentations may be online events that can be accessed via a streaming platform of which you will be advised closer to the dates listed below.

Before you enter, make sure you read through the Awards Categories and the Entry Information & Term and Conditions required to avoid disqualification. Use the links below

Awards Categories »
Entry Information and Terms and Conditions »


  • NSW & ACT- Saturday October 30 (TBC)
  • SA & WA – Saturday November 6 (Royal Adelaide Golf Course)
  • VIC & TAS – Saturday November 13 (State Library, Melbourne)
  • QLD & NT – Saturday November 20 (TBC)
ENTER THE AWARDS » – Login to your account and enter into the awards by selecting the AWARDS tab on your dashboard The Australian Cinematographers Society Awards for Cinematography are one of the core functions of the ACS and a highlight on the ACS calendar. Due to Covid-19 the 2021 judging will be facilitated through both in-person judging rooms and designated ACS series of Media Rooms at Silvertrak where the entries will be available to the ACS judging panels to view in their home State or Territory. The ACS awards system is a National system, with awards representing members from all States and Territories. They are held annually in October / November and are normally divided into four regions. Entrants can only submit entries into the State & Territory branch awards of which they are a financial member. Entries open August 1st (07:00) and close August 21st (23:59) local times. 2021 ACS State and Territory Gold winners will progress through to the 2022 ACS National Awards for Cinematography. In each of the State and Territory Awards, up to three Gold, two Silver and/or one Bronze award may be presented in each category (*excluding CineKids and Student) at the discretion of the judging panel. The judging panel may choose not to give awards in any category where the entries received are considered not to be of a high enough standard. *(CineKids are eligible for one Gold and one Encouragement Award. Students are eligible for one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze Award). A panel of 5 ACS Accredited members judge for each host state and at least two of the panel members are not from the host state. ACS member Gold winners from each State and Territory Awards automatically progress to the National Awards for Cinematography, which are held generally in April/May the following year in a capital city (on a rotational basis). Award Categories » – Detailed description of awards categories

2021 ACS State & Territory Awards for Cinematography

Entry into the various 2021 State & Territory ACS Annual Awards for Cinematography will open August 1st (07:00) and close August 21st (23:59) local times.

The 2021 Entry links will open on August 1 and can be accessed by login into your ACS Account using the link on this page. Only current ACS members will be able to enter, so make sure you have paid your fees.