WITH OVER $3,000

IN CASH  +  PRIZES TO BE WON

SHOW US YOUR BEST PHOTOS!

 

WINNERS of the 2017

"Prints of Whales"

Photographic Competition!

The judging panel was astounded by the number, and quality, of both whale and wildlife photographs submitted. Deciding on the outright winners was a mammoth task.

The total prize pool was worth over $3,500 and included cash prizes sponsored by Network Ten, The Big Duck Boat Tours, FujiFilm and Fleurieu Marine Life, and prizes donated by SeaLink Travel, Fowlers Bay Eco-tours, Mount Jagged Wine, Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram and South Australian Whale Centre.

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Ivory not Ebony
Heather McQuad

‘Whale Watching’ category 1st Prize focused on photographs of whales in South Australian waters. Heather McQuade for “Ivory not Ebony” was awarded the major prize which was proudly sponsored by Network Ten and SeaLink.

   
Did you get my good side
Simon Lovell

‘Whales Watching’ category 2nd Prize focused on photographs of whales in South Australian waters. Simon Lovell for “Did you get My good side?” was awarded the second prize proudly sponsored by Network Ten and the SA Whale Centre.

   
Play Time
Kerry Hart

‘Winter Wildlife’ category 1st Prize focused on photographs that captured the essence of wildlife in South Australia. Kerry Hart for “Play Time” was awarded the major prize proudly sponsored by The Big Duck Boat Tours and Fowlers Bay Eco-tours.

   
I'm shy
Vikki Benwell

‘Winter Wildlife’ category 2nd Prize focused on photographs that captured the essence of wildlife in South Australia. Vikki Benwell for “I’m Shy” was awarded the second prize proudly sponsored by The Big Duck Boat Tours and SA Whale Centre.

   
Flying HighLiam Mattin

The Junior Photographer Award 1st Prize went to the best image submitted by a junior 16yrs or under. Liam Mattin for “Flying High” was announced as the winner and awarded a prize basket from SA Whale Centre including a camera donated by FujiFilm.

   
Are you listening!
Riley Matti

‘The Junior Photographer Award 2nd Prize highlighted another great image submitted by a junior 16yrs or under. Riley Mattin for “Are you Listening” was announced as the winner and awarded a prize basket from the SA Whale Centre.

   
Pelican flight at Sunset
Victoria Lewis

The People’s Choice Award saw the general public vote for their favourite image. Votes, which came from across the globe, were tallied. Victoria Lewis for “Pelican Flight at Sunset” was announced as the winner and awarded a cash prize of $500 donated by Fleurieu Marine Life and FujiFilm.

   

The talented prize winners were not the only ones to benefit from the competition. South Australian Whale Centre will, as part of the terms of entry, be able to utilise the images to promote whale watching and wildlife within the region.

The South Australian Museum’s Mammal Department is also a ‘winner’. They will be provided with many images of whales (made up from additional photographs collected by the entrants throughout the season).

The Museum will eventually use the images to identify and name each individual whale, recording their visitation and calving rate each season.

Awards were presented to the winners on 19th October, 2017.

 

 
 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers. Photographs must be taken in South Australia in 2017 and meet the regulations defined in the conditions of entry.

Talent release forms are required if people are included in the photograph.
Entries must be submitted from 1st June to 16th September, 2017.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Take your photograph, remembering to record the date and location.
  • Read the Terms and Conditions, complete the Entry Form and any additional documentation if required (Talent Release Form for any identifiable people in your photo).
  • Please note a separate entry form must be completed for each photograph being entered, with no more than 3 entries per person.
  • Email your photos to whalecentre@victor.sa.gov.au.
    Images must be taken at 3 megapixels
    (2048 x 1536) or greater.

    OR

    Copy your images to CD or USB memory device – images must be taken at 3 megapixels (2048 x 1536) or greater.
  • Clearly label your CD/USB with your name and contact details and send or bring in to:

    South Australian Whale Centre
    Prints of Whales Photographic Competition
    2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor 5211

    whalecentre@victor.sa.gov.au

 

 

JUDGING PROCESS:

Judges will select 20 finalists from all the entries received.
(Please note that under the conditions of entry, selection criteria points 2,11 & 21
aerial photography will no longer be accepted as valid for competition purposes. This includes but is not limited to; footage captured by use of drones.*)

The finalists' images will be displayed in an exhibition at the SA Whale Centre and on the SA Whale Centre, Prints of Whales and Big Duck Boat Tours websites.

Final Judging of each category will occur from 28th September – 11th October 2017. Members of the public can vote for their favorite to win the People's Choice Awards in the SA Whale Centre or via the Prints of Whales website during the voting period.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries Open: 10am, 1st June 2017
Entries Close: 5pm, 16th Sept 2017
Finalists announced: 25th September 2017
People’s Choice Award – voting period:
30th September – 15th October, 2017
Winners Announced: October 2017

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