While Belinda Mason exhibitions are her core focus, she also submits her work to significant art prizes. In 2019 Belinda’s portrait of Margaret Graham from the Taken series 2008 won the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture. In 2008 Belinda’s peers award her the richest photography prize in Australia, The Moran Prize, of $50,000 with her photograph titled Four Generations (2008). Her digital photograph Beyond the Burn series (2004) was awarded the 2008 Kodak Salon Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Perth Centre for Photography 2008 Iris Award. Her images from the Maningrida series won her the 2008 Human Rights Award for Photography. She is the winner of BHP Images of the Outback Award in 2003, 2004, and 2012. She came third in the prestigious International Spider Awards for Photojournalism in 2008. Other national photographic awards including being a finalist in MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize (2016) DUO (2015) Head On (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008), Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (2002, 2006, 2012), the Olive Cotton Awards (2007, 2008, 2019) the Iris Award (2004, 2007, 2009 and 2010), The Moran Prize (2012) and VIVID (2014), The Blake Prize (2009) and the United Nations Association of Australia Peace Media Awards (2016).
Belinda’s photographs are held in national and international museums and galleries including Murray Arts Museum Albury, Shape Arts Gallery UK, Museum of Sex New York, the Australian Commercial and Media Photographers Collection and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney and the Australian Museum, Sydney.