An independent, professional photographer will do the judging. Each entry will only be identified by a number.
Seventeen prizes will be awarded over three areas of judging (see numbered points laid out below).
There is also a Best Photographer Award (prize money $500) open to anyone who enters three or more photos. This award is about finding the best photographer, rather than the one best photo. It is decided by the judge and rewards consistent high quality and creativity over at least three photos entered by the one photographer. Winning it will be a real honour.
1. Category Prizes – for Open entrants (18 and over) the judge will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each of three categories (“Work – General”, “Work – Close-ups” and “Small Town, Big Country”). For Young Photographers (under 18) there will be just one category this year, “Small Town, Big Country”. (12 prizes in total).
2. Local Entrants’ Prizes – the judge will award two prizes (regardless of category) to local Wandoan district entrants: one for Best Adult photo and one for Best Young Photographer photo.
3. People’s Choice Prizes – the judge will choose her favourite 30 photos from all those entered and printed copies of these will be on display at the Wandoan Show. Anyone attending can vote for their personal favourite and these votes, taken together, will determine the People’s Choice 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
Work – General Work – Closeups Small Town, Big Country
1st – $500 1st – $500 1st – $500
2nd – $300 2nd – $300 2nd – $300
3rd – $200 3rd – $200 3rd – $200
Small Town, Big Country
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $100
Best Local Adult – $300
Best Local Young Photographer – $200
1st – $500
3rd – $200
Best Photographer Award