Backyard Safari Photography Competition

The Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Backyard Safari Photography Competition is opening on Saturday 28 June!

Head out to the dark unmapped heart of your suburban backyard, bushland or beach with camera and pith helmet in search of small game (such as insects, reptiles, birds, frogs and flowers) and other inspiring and intriguing subjects in Nature.

Entry is free, and there are some great prizes to be won thanks to the Canon Collective, our Competition Partner.

Open category prizes:

  • Canon EOS100D Twin Lens Kit (valued at $1000)
  • one-on-one workshop with professional award-winning wildlife photographer and Canon Master Darren Jew and
  • your winning photograph featured in the Backyard Safari Photographic Exhibition from December 2014 to January 2015 at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.

Secondary school category prizes:

  • $600 in Canon photographic equipment (through the Canon online store)
  • one-on-one workshop with professional award-winning wildlife photographer and Canon Master Darren Jew and
  • your winning photograph featured in the Backyard Safari Photographic Exhibition from December 2014 to January 2015 at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.

Primary school category prizes:

  • $400 in Canon photographic equipment (through the Canon online store)
  • one-on-one workshop with professional award-winning wildlife photographer and Canon Master Darren Jew and
  • your winning photograph featured in the Backyard Safari Photographic Exhibition from December 2014 to January 2015 at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.

To enter, just download the entry form (1735 KB) pdf document icon, fill it in, and email the completed form and your photograph to info.mtq@qm.qld.gov.au before 5pm on Friday 31 October 2014.

To share your entry with the Canon social media community, simply tag #canoncollective on Facebook or Twitter and your photograph will be added to a special album and shared with the rest of the world!

Everyone who enters the competition will receive a special Club Code that will enable them to access a 15% discount off full priced purchases from the Canon Collective online store.

Each week entries will be featured on our Facebook page, and the winners and selected entries from each category will be on show as part of the Backyard Safari Photographic Exhibition from December 2014 to January 2015 at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.

General T&Cs

  • Competition categories: Primary school (5-12 years) / Secondary school (13-17 years) / Open (18 years+)
  • Entries will be accepted any time after 28 June 2014.
  • Closing date for entries is 31 October 2014.
  • Judging will take place in November by our professional judges, Darren Jew & Queensland Museum’s own Gary Cranitch.
  • Winners will be announced in early December.
  • Winning entries, plus those nominated by our judges, will be exhibited in the Museum’s Science Gallery from 13 December 2014 to 26 Monday January 2015.
  • Copyright for the photographs submitted as part of this competition remains with the photographer.

 

Our Competition Partner, Canon Collective ( www.canon.com.au/collective ) is much more than a photography group. It's about meeting new people, getting photography tips, being inspired, challenging yourself, improving your skills, creating new things, and doing more with your images than you ever thought possible. Your community-based journey is facilitated by your local Canon Ambassador, who connects you to everything you need to know about imaging in a way that will completely enrich your life and take your passion to new heights.

 

COMPETITION PARTNER

 

 

 
Photographs courtesy of Darren Jew Photography.

Event Details

Dates
28 June 2014 09:30 AM - 31 October 2014 05:00 PM
Cost
Free

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