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Macarthur Nature Photography Competition

CCC_MNPC.jpg Jack Beeby - 1st place in Nature Up Close for "Bright Daisy" (15 years and under)

The 2019 competition is officially open!

Entries are now open to the 2019 Macarthur Nature Photography Competition. (2MB, PDF)

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 be hosting the highly anticipated Macarthur Nature Photography Competition (MNPC) and are encouraging you to enter your most striking, engaging and enticing images of local native flora, wildlife and natural scenery taken from within the Macarthur area, showcasing your artistic vision and impression of the natural environment to the wider community.

Key Dates

Competition Opens: Monday 16 September 2019

Competition Closes: Friday 18 October 2019

Competition 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(3MB, PDF)

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

Each year we provide a number of photography related activities, which give people an opportunity to get outdoors and take some snaps of the beautiful environment that we have in the Macarthur region and help enter them into the competition.

What's on - This year we will be hosting a number of Walk and Talks across the Macarthur Region visit our What's On page to see what's on offer. 

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

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 Campbelltown Council's Civic Centre Office.

Enter now! 

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