Eastern Grey Kangaroos in Namadgi National Park 2.jpg
 

ANIMALS in the wild

photo competition and exhibition 2017

An initiative of Greens MP David Shoebridge

 

This year's winners

This year we received more than 300 images of extremely high quality and it was a tough job for celebrated photographer Rex Dupain to pick the winners:

Category A: The image that most evokes a connection with an animal in the wild  winner: Diamond Python by Sue-Ellen Smith
Category B: The most beautiful image of a bird winner: Black Cockatoo brunching by Tim Heckler
Category C: The image that conveys the threats facing native animals winner: Seahorse by Ed Murphy
Category D: The most beautiful image of an animal in the wild by a photographer aged 16 or under winner: Spinifex by Oscar Gordon

 

Animals in the Wild is a much-loved celebration of nature in the wild, unthreatened, and unharmed by humans. We want to see your pictures of quokkas, wallabies, cockatoos, koalas and other beautiful Australian wildlife.            

The competition is part of the Greens campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular the Sporting Shooters Association arms fair ‘Huntfest’ which blights Narooma every year. Animals in the Wild encourages you to shoot with a camera, not a gun.

The winning entries will be announced in Eurobodalla on the weekend of the June long weekend. 

The prize of a $100 gift voucher will be awarded to the best picture in each of the following categories:

A. The image that most evokes a connection with an animal in the wild in Australia

B. The most beautiful image of a bird in the wild in Australia

C. The image that conveys the threats facing native animals in Australia, including the reality of environmental and habitat damage, hunting, and guns and killing culture in Australia

D. The most beautiful image of ananimal in the wild photographed by a photographer aged 16 years or under.

Terms and conditions

By entering your image/s into the Animals in the Wild Competition, you agree to the following conditions:

1. Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry.

ELIGIBILITY

2. Entry is open to Australian residents.

3. The competition opens on the 29 April 2017 and closes at midnight (AEDT) on 28 May 2017. Only entries that are received during that time will be eligible for entry.

COMPETITION ENTRY

4. To enter entrants must take a photograph representing the theme: “Shoot with your camera, not with a gun” and submit that photograph www.animalsinthewild.info

• No images supplied in hard copy will be accepted; only digital files will be accepted.
• All entry details including name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, photo description and location must be provided on request.
• By submitting a photograph entrants warrant that they took the photograph themselves and have copyright and all moral rights over the image.
• By submitting a photograph entrants consent to the image being used for the purpose of the competition and for related matters including publicity.
• Images must be no larger than 5MB, and in PNG or JPG format.
• Images must a single image. No collages or images containing multiple images will be accepted.
• The entrant retains the copyright of images submitted as competition entries.
• Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries will be deemed invalid and will be rejected. We also reserve the right to disqualify any entry at our discretion.

5. Photographs will be judged in the following categories:

a. The image that most evokes a connection with an animal in the wild in Australia
b. The most beautiful image of a bird in the wild in Australia
c. The image that conveys the threats facing native animals in Australia, including the reality of environmental and habitat damage, hunting, and guns and killing culture in Australia
d. The most beautiful image of an animal in the wild photographed by a photographer aged 16 years or under.
6. There is a limit of three entries per person (totalling three photos).

HOW TO WIN

7. The winners will be those entries judged by the judge as best in its category, with equal weight given to photographic merit and response to the subject matter.

8. Winners will be notified by email or phone within 2 days of the judging date.

9. Each winner will receive a voucher to the value of $100 from their choice of one of:

A. Paddy Pallin
B. Oxfam Australia
C. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Winners from Animals in the Wild 2016

Winners from Animals in the Wild 2015

Winners from Animals in the Wild 2014