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Submissions are open for our upcoming Photo Issue, launching at VIVID 2021

Calling all photographers: we want you to feature in our upcoming Photo Issue, set to launch this August at VIVID 2021.

Want your photography to feature in Happy Mag’s upcoming Photo Issue?

Once again we’re curating a special photography-centred magazine, showcasing and celebrating the next wave of homegrown visual talent. If you’re a photographer based in Australia or New Zealand who shoots music, loves music, or has a passion for print, we’d love to hear from you.

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At VIVID Sydney 2018 we launched our first Photo Issue, a glossy print zine featuring work from Matt Sav, McLean Stephenson, Dani Hansen and many more of Australia’s best photographers. Then, a year later with Issue 11, we stepped things up a notch, upgrading to an 80-page, full colour, perfect bound format.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, VIVID 2020 was cancelled altogether and we were unable to deliver a photo issue to match. But good news! VIVID 2021 is going ahead, and Issue 16 will now launch on August 19th at an official VIVID event presented by Happy Mag.

If you already submitted photos for consideration in 2020, please note your submission is still in the running. However to celebrate the new date, you’re more than welcome to submit an updated portfolio for consideration.

Chosen photographers will be printed in Happy Mag Issue 16, receive free copies of the new mag, and have the chance to be included in our VIVID 20201 gig and exhibition. Please note chosen submissions may be used in promotional material.

Please note: submissions have closed. Thank you to everybody who sent in their work! We will reach out to chosen photographers in the coming weeks.