Published online at: http://www.westendmagazine.com/tncs-photography-competition/
The Nature Conservatory Australia (TNC) is hunting for the next great landscape photographer, launching its annual competition and encouraging competitors of all capabilities to get creative and capture Australia’s lands, waters and wildlife.
Winners will presented with over $5000 worth of outstanding gifts and opportunities. These include a $2400 Ted’s Cameras voucher, a weekend getaway in Melbourne, a $500 Flight Centrevoucher, accommodation at The Larwill Studio of Arts Series Hotel, high tea for two at Melbourne’s Zumbo Cafe and entry to The Centre of Contemporary Photography. They will also have their work featured online, and published in the 2017 edition of Wild – Australia’s longest-running wilderness adventure magazine.
Photographs will be judged by well-known nature photographers in Australia, including Ben Goode, Esther Beaton and Michael Snedic. Esther Beaton is looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have so many passionate amateur photographers in Australia,” she says.
“It will be exciting to be a judge in this year’s competition, and to see other people’s perceptions of nature through the lens.”
TNC Australian Director, Rich Gilmore, believes this competition will allow photographers of all levels of experiences to truly appreciate what nature has to offer.
“We’re all surrounded by nature every day, and this competition is a great chance for people to capture its beauty and properly recognise it,” he says.
“You don’t have to be a photographer by trade to have a good eye, anybody can capture the perfect shot, and this is a great opportunity to showcase what every Australian observes in their local environment.”
Competition categories include landscape, water, people in nature, wildlife and urban and mobile. There will also be a People’s Choice winner, offering the wider community an opportunity to be involved and vote for their favourite picture.
The Nature Conservancy Australia Photo Competition runs from September 26 – November 4, 2016. To learn more, or to enter, visit natureaustralia.org.au/photo
Words by Meg Gillespie
Image by The Nature Conservancy Australia