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.

1. Category Prizes – for Open entrants (18 and over) the judge will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each of four categories (“Dusk til Dawn”, “Wild n Free”, “Drone” and “Small Town, Big Country”). For Young Photographers  (under 18) there is one category, “Small Town, Big Country”.

2. Local Entrants’ Prizes – the judge will award a minimum of two prizes (regardless of category) to local Wandoan district entrants: an Encouragement – Open prize and an Encouragement – Youth prize. These prizes may be split amongst multiple entrants.

3. Best Body of Work Award – (prize money $300) is 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.

4. People’s Choice Prizes – the judge will choose her favourite 30 photos from all entries and printed copies of these will be on display at the Wandoan Show. Everyone attending is encouraged to vote for their personal favourite and these votes added together, will determine the People‚Äôs Choice 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.



Dusk till Dawn                 Wild n Free                   Small Town, Big Country                  Drone    

1st – $500                        1st – $500                                     1st – $500                            1st – $500

2nd – $300                      2nd – $300                                 2nd – $300                            2nd – $300

3rd – $200                      3rd – $200                                   3rd – $200                             3rd – $200


Young Photographers

 Small Town, Big Country

  1st – $250

  2nd – $150

  3rd – $100


Wandoan Locals

Encouragement – Open – $300 (maybe split amongst entrants)

Encouragement – Youth – $200 (maybe split amongst entrants)


Best Body of Work



People’s Choice

1st – $500

2nd – $300

3rd – $200