Wandoan Photo Challenge 2023

Judging & Prizes

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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


Young Photographers

 Small Town, Big Coutry

                    1st – $250                       

                    2nd – $150                      

                   3rd – $100                      


Wandoan Locals

Encouragement – Open – $300

Encouragement – Youth – $200


Best Body of Work



People’s Choice

1st – $500

2nd – $300

3rd –