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.
Competition Opens: Monday 16 September 2019
Competition Closes: Friday 18 October 2019
We are always exploring new ideas for the competition and new ways to capture nature.
This year's themes are:
- Native Flora
- Native Fauna
- Experience Nature
- Landscapes of Macarthur
To find out more about these themes, download a copy of the Entry Form(3MB, PDF) .
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
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.
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.