New Categories & Best Photographer Award in 2020

Two Big Changes for 2020

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We’re introducing two changes to the Wandoan Photo Challenge in 2020.

The first is the photo categories:

– A key theme of the Wandoan Show next year is built around the legend of Mick the dog. To play our part one of the categories is going to be “Dogs, dogs, dogs”. It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your favourite dog (or dogs!). Working, playing, sleeping, being clever, being stupid, or just plain cute.

– The other category is “Small Town, Big Country” and the subject choice for this one is entirely up to you. What we’re hoping for is unique, fresh takes on our region. People at work or play, landscapes, historical features, animals, birds, trees, flowers, close-ups, panoramas, cloudscapes, nightscapes . . . let your imagination run free.

The other big change is a Best Photographer Award. To be in the running all you need to do is enter at least three photos (to give the judge enough variety to decide on overall ability). The prize is $500, plus of course the honour of taking out the top prize.

Everything else stays the same, as summarised below.

1) Entry Classes

You can enter the Open class (for entrants of any age) or, if you’re under 18, the Young Photographers class. The categories for both (see above) are the same but for the Young Photographers class the entry fees and prizes are halved. Young Photographers can also enter their photos in the Open class but must make that entry separately and pay the additional fee. (See Rules & Guidelines and Judging & Prizes for details).

3) Prizes

There are 12 category prizes plus three People’s Choice prizes. Two separate prizes are also given to the best Wandoan Open and Young Photographers entries. Including the new Best Photographer Award, total prize money in 2020 will be $5000. Details here.

4) Judging

The judging will once again be done by a professional photographer.

5) Other rules & restrictions

Photos must be taken after March 31, 2019 and within a 100 km radius of Wandoan (click on the 100 km Radius Map up top). They must be owned and taken by the entrant and if permission is required, that must be obtained (see third point in Rules & Guidelines). B&W photos and postprocessing are welcome.

We greatly look forward to seeing your favourite shots.

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P.S. The website will be open to receive entries very early in the New Year (we’ll let you know exactly when in the News & Updates column to the right).

News & Updates


The website will be open to receive entries early in the New Year (we’ll let you know exactly when here in News & Updates).

As for starting to take your photos (and choosing your favourites) there’s no time like now.

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Many thanks to Senex. Their continued sponsorship makes all this possible.

With many thanks to our generous sponsors

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