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 Body of Work Award (prize money $300) 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 (“Faces”, “Places” and “Small Town, Big Country”). For Young Photographers (under 18) there is just one category, “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: an Encouragement – Open prize and a Encouragement – Youth prize.
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. Everyone attending can vote for their personal favourite and these votes, taken together, will determine the People’s Choice 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
Places Faces 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 Coutry
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $100
Encouragement – Open – $300
Encouragement – Youth – $200
Best Body of Work
1st – $500