Image: Chloe Congram

Gawler Environment Centre is hosting a photo competition in the lead up to Nature Festival 2024, culminating in an exhibition opening and prize presentation during the festival on Sat 28 September. Get out and about in the awe inspiring environments of the Gawler region between July 6-Sept 12 and snap your favourite natives to be in the running! Get creative and go macro for petals and stamens or think big with stately trees!

In the months preceding the competition due date, candidates are encouraged to take photographs of native flora around the Gawler, Barossa and Lower North regions. These photos will be submitted for review by a panel of judges. There are categories for flowering and non-flowering plants, and for adults and children.

Flowering Native Plant (12 & under)
Flowering Native Plant (13-17)  
Flowering Native Plant (18+)
Non-flowering Native Plant (12 & under)
Non-flowering Native Plant (13-17)
Non-flowering Native Plant (18+)  

– We are encouraging people to get out and about in nature to take photos for this competition. As such we are seeking photos taken between July 6 and Sept 12 2024.
– Candidates must present their own photo, not one taken by someone else.
– Photos to be taken in the Gawler, Barossa or Lower North regions. 
– Only three entries per person per category.
– Entrants consent to their photo being displayed in an exhibition as part of Nature Festival 2024.
– Photos will be accepted in hard copy only.  
– Please print photos no smaller than 6×4 and no larger than A4. 
– For display purposes each photo must be mounted on card with a border of no more than 1cm.  
– Entrants must complete the entry form below, and attach one of the labels from the form to the back of each entry. 
– Photos and forms are to be submitted to the GEC office at 8 Main North Rd, Gawler.
– GEC may request a digital copy for identification and promotional uses. The photographer will be cited accordingly and will maintain copyright.  

Need some photography tips?
Join our Gawler Nature Photo Walk with Inspire Me Photography

Need some tips before heading out to take your snaps? Join Viviana Diaz from Inspire Me Photography on a wander through Dead Man’s Pass, where she will provide some advice on photographing native plants, and help you get the best out of your camera.
Date: Sat 17 August 2024
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Further information:

Entries Open: July 6 2024
Entries Close: September 12 2024
Photography workshop: Sat 17 August 2024, 2pm
Exhibition Opening & Prize Presentation: Sat September 28 2024 10am – 12pm, at Gawler Environment Centre, 8 Main North Rd Gawler.
Exhibition: 30 Sept – 24 Oct, Mon-Thu 9.30am-4pm.