February 2, 2022

ATOM Photo Comp 2022

Announcement – Theme for the ATOM Photo Comp 2022

The theme is: ‘Hope’

Hope: feeling of desire and optimism for something particular to occur.


It is in periods of turmoil and distress when people most turn to hope as a source of comfort and inspiration. Our capacity as people to share hope in a common goal being possible is what allows us to achieve great strides and advancements in society.


The ATOM Photo Comp is an initiative of Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). It provides Australian and New Zealand student and adult photographers with the opportunity to submit a folio of three (3) photographs adhering to a theme, and win fantastic prizes in the process.


In 2022, we’re asking you to explore and capture ‘Hope’ on camera.



Be creative with your photography, and feel free to think outside the box when addressing the theme. Your photographs can be colour or black-and-white, realistic or abstract, they may include people or animals (or both, or neither!).


The ATOM Photo Comp includes the following categories:

  • Lower Primary (Years F–3)
  • Upper Primary (Years 4–6)
  • Lower Secondary (Years 7–9)
  • Upper Secondary (Years 10–12)
  • Open

For more information on the ATOM Photo Comp, please visit: atomphotocomp.org.

Detail from 2021 ‘Open’ category finalist entry Wind Change, by Amanda Clarke