Category Definitions

ANIMALS

  • A photograph depicting any living creature, including fish/ insects/ birds/ invertebrates/ reptiles/ amphibians/ domestic pets but excluding humans.

ARCHITECTURE

  • A photograph depicting the interior or exterior of any man made structure portraying the surface texture, lighting, colour or geometry and emphasizing the character or beauty of the structure and suggesting its purpose or human associations.

LANDSCAPE

  • A photograph of natural inland scenery with land and sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, and animals provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph. Lakes and rivers may be included in the landscape.

NATURE

  • Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena from insects to icebergs.
  • Photographs of cultivated plants, or animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, are ineligible.
  • Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable. Subjects such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, natural forces like hurricanes or tidal waves adapting to or reclaiming it environment modified by humans.
  • The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever the photographic medium used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene.
  • After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.

OPEN

  • Any subject, but to be successful it should contain one or more of the following qualities — strong pictorial appeal, good composition and lighting, impact or story telling interest.
  • Monochrome may only contain shades of one colour. If toning is carried out, it must be over the total photograph — partial toning and/or the addition of one extra colour is not acceptable.
  • Colour refers to a photograph that is not a monochrome photograph, this includes a monochrome that has been partially toned or had colour added.

PHOTO JOURNALISM

  • Photo Journalism entries must be story telling pictures such as seen in the news media and in periodicals. They may include documentary, sport, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news, or human interest. In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

SEASCAPE

  • A seascape is a photograph of a wave study or a picture of the sea. People, boats, coastal scenery and manmade structures may be present but the sea must be the dominant feature.

CREATIVE-Digital Images

  • This is a free-style section where computer manipulated images (collages, composites, or computer enhanced) will be ACCEPTED. Any subject, providing the work has some photographic base. All photographic, electronic or artistic input. Must be the original work of the entrant.

STILL LIFE

  • A photograph of a deliberate arrangement of inanimate objects whether natural or man-made or a combination of both in an artificial setting.

Submission of an Entry to this Exhibition implies acceptance of these conditions.


JUDGES

  • Rob Sloane
  • Paul Robinson
  • Emma Belingal
  • Maggie Smith
  • Darren Spargo
  • Gaynor Robson
  • Peter Carty
  • Vicki Moritz
  • Tuck Leong