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Local Lens: 2022 photography competition

Local Lens: 2022 photography competition - FAQs

When can I enter the competition? 

Entries open Tuesday, August 16 at 9am and close at 5pm, Friday 7 October 2022.

Are there competition terms and conditions?

Yes, all entrants must read and accept the City of Wanneroo 2022 Local Lens photography competition terms and conditions to be eligible.

Is there a fee and who can enter? 

There is no fee to enter the competition and anyone can enter! Everyone from professional photographers to amateur hobbyists are encouraged to get involved. 

Do I have to live in the City of Wanneroo? 

No, entrants do not have to be a resident of the City of Wanneroo. However, the photographs do need to be taken within the City of Wanneroo and must include a description stating the location where the photo was taken.

What are the judges looking for? 

  • The theme of this year’s competition is 'Connect Communities’. Entrants are encouraged to put their unique spin on this theme; do you exercise at your local beach or take the dog for a walk at your favourite park? Do you enjoy celebrating our diverse community at neighbourhood events or honouring the past at one of our heritage-listed historic houses? Show us how you remain connected to our wonderful community.
  • Images that are uniquely and identifiably ‘Wanneroo’ and capture the local environment and lifestyle across a range of experiences including our community, nature, history, outback, adventure, beach and local produce.  
  • Creativity, something eye-catching or that something special.
  • A technically good image (light, focus, composition etc.) 

How many photos can I submit? 

Entrants can submit as many photos as they like using the online form (one form per entry).

While entrants may submit as many photographs as they wish, only one entry per entrant will be shortlisted and subsequently included in the calendar.

Can I submit a photo with people in it? 

Yes, however if the entry contains people, each person must sign the model release form which is to be uploaded with your submission. If those pictured are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian is required to sign the model release form on their behalf.

What are the prizes? 

Winning entrants will have one (1) of their submitted photographs featured and credited in the City of Wanneroo’s 2023 community calendar.

When will I hear if I have won? 

The judging process will take place during October 2022 and winners will be informed by email or phone soon after.