The 2019 competition is launching soon!
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.
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.
All people who enter the competition will be notified of the date and location of the award ceremony closer to the event.
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
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 nature based experience 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 nature based experience voucher for first place in each theme*
$100 cash for second place in each theme*
Open section (18+ years)
$250 cash and $100 nature based experience 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 each category (Primary school aged (5 to 12 years)
$150 nature based experience voucher for each category High school aged (13 to 18 years)
$200 nature based experience voucher for 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.