Macarthur Nature Photography Competition

The 2019 competition is now open!

In a world seemingly overloaded by a daily avalanche of images, through Instagram, Facebook and television, a striking image can still cut through the clutter of it all, revealing to us something in our worlds that we have been missing.

The Macarthur Councils are once again hosting the highly anticipated Macarthur Nature Photography Competition (MNPC) and are encouraging residents to explore the local biodiversity of the Macarthur area and capture its beauty and uniqueness through photography. 

Entries open 16 September and close on 18 October.


Themes

We are always exploring new ideas for the competition and new ways to capture nature.

This year's themes are:

  • Native Flora
  • Native Fauna
  • Waterways
  • Experience Nature
  • Landscapes of Macarthur

To find out more about these themes, download a copy of the Entry Form.


 

Age Categories

This year the competition has been split into three age categories outlined below:

• Primary School: 12 years and under

• High School: 13-18 years

• Open Section: 18 years and over 


Prizes

This year will once again see a huge prize pool for winning images both for individuals and schools.

Primary school aged (5 to 12 years)

$100 cash and $100 Narellan Town Centre voucher for first place in each theme*

$75 cash for second place in each theme*

 

High school aged (13 to 18 years)

$150 cash and $100 Narellan Town Centre voucher for first place in each theme*

$100 cash for second place in each theme*

 

Open section (18+ years)

$250 cash and $100 Narellan Town Centre voucher for first place in each theme*

$150 cash for second place in each theme*

 

Experience Nature and Landscapes of Macarthur

$100 nature based experience voucher for winner in each category (Primary school aged 5 to 12 years)

$150 nature based experience voucher for winner in each category (High school aged 13 to 18 years)

$200 nature based experience voucher for winner in each category (Open section 18+ years)

*Only for Flora, Fauna and Waterways themes. 


Competition events

This year residents will be able to participate in a free Walk ‘n’ Talk with bird and photography specialist Mark Fuller through Camden’s Kings Bush Reserve on Sunday 6 October 2019 from 8am to 10am.

For more information or to register for the free event, visit Eventbrite.

For more information contact Council’s Natural Resource Project Officer on 4654 7777.


How to Enter

This year we are encouraging you to enter your photos online. However, you can still print and mount your own photos and deliver them to Camden Council’s Oran Park Administration Office.


Awards Night

The competition will culminate in an Awards Ceremony, with all entrants and their families invited to come along and celebrate the amazing photography.

All images are displayed on the night for people to view, catering will be provided and an MC and guest speaker make the night more than just an awards announcement.