Photography Competition Information & Rules

How to enter:

Please submit photographs and requested information online through the form at the bottom of this page.

You may submit no more than 5 photographs per person. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web, at least 1,500 pixels wide and no larger than 5 MB. You must complete a separate form for each photo submitted.

You retain the rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant The Wilderness Society a non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute or reproduce your photo for not-for-profit purposes in promoting the protection of the Great Western Woodlands. This includes, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the Great Western Woodlands on The Wilderness Society website, exhibitions,publications and social media.

Any photograph reproduced by The Wilderness Society will include a photographer credit where possible.

What to enter:

We’re looking for photos that capture the unique beauty of the Great Western Woodlands, some ideas for subjects can include –

  1. Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavours.
  2. Culture & Heritage: Locals, peoples or activities in the Great Western Woodlands that convey a sense of place.
  3. People: Portraits and photos of groups or individuals.

Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight colour adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable for all categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos.

For a photo in which a person is recognisable, please seek permission from the subject prior to entering. All responsibility of submitting a photograph with a recognisable face falls on the photographer entering the photo.

Entry deadline:

The contest begins on 10 April 2018. All entries must be received through greatwesternwoodlands.com by 5:00 PM (Perth Western Standard Time) on 5 October 2018.

Judging:

Judging this photography competition are three incredible photographers who have all contributed work to campaigns of The Wilderness Society in the past.

  • Lynn Webb – is an accomplished landscape photographer based in Norseman, the heart of the Great Western Woodlands, making the woodlands is primary subject. Next time you’re in Norseman be sure to visit his gallery.
  • Rob Blakers – is a Tasmanian landscape and wilderness photographer who’s collections have been used extensively for nature conservation, and in a wide variety of publications including The Wilderness Society’s annual calendar and diaries.
  • Christian Fletcher – is a Western Australian based landscape photographer who has been a professional photographer for 27 years. He teaches both online and in workshops across Australia and around the world.
  • Jenita Enevoldsen – State Director of The Wilderness Society WA and keen amateur photographer who’s recently taken a special interest in aerial drone photography.

10 finalists per category will be selected and one winner for each category. The 30 finalists will be notified of their status by the end of October 2018 and will appear on our website once finalised.

The winner of each category will be notified via the contact information provided to us at the time of entry into the competition.

Winners & Finalists:
  • To further promote the Great Western Woodlands all shortlisted and prizewinning photos will be favourably considered for inclusion in the 2020 ‘The Wilderness Society’ Diary and Calendar.
  • Category winners will be featured on Postcards to further promote the Great Western Woodlands; these will be distributed to visitor centres and tourism operators for tourists and locals to share the significance of the woodlands with others.
  • Category winners and finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony and given the chance to participate in an exhibition to display their work and promote the Great Western Woodlands.
  • The Wilderness Society may select photos to be highlighted on its website or on social media to promote the Great Western Woodlands – photo credit and a link to the photographer provided where possible.

* The Wilderness Society will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.
* Current employees of The Wilderness Society are not eligible for any prize.

Submit your entry below!

  • Please upload images no greater than 5 megabytes. Do not upload copyright images.