Terms and Conditions

Fifty Shades Of Green, photo by Bron King
Fifty Shades of Green by Bron King

Ethical Photography

Putting the welfare of wildlife and nature first should be every photographer’s goal.

Please be respectful and follow the tips:

  • Do no harm, leave only footprints and take only photos
  • Do not destroy or alter habitat for a better view or scene
  • Let animals go about their business, do not seek their attention or interaction
  • Take special care at breeding season
  • Know the signs of stress on wildlife
  • Do not use flash photography on wildlife.

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. For the purposes of this competition, the competition organisers are defined as nominated staff involved in the organisation and coordination of the competition from Campbelltown City, Camden and Wollondilly Shire Councils.

  2. The subject matter of the photographs submitted must be from within the Macarthur region, defined as Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly Local Government Areas (LGAs), and must be obtained lawfully.

  3. Photographs may be black and white or colour.

  4. Each entrant may enter a maximum of four photographs in the competition.

  5. The content of a photograph must not be changed or manipulated in any way; that is, no cloning, montaging, or digital manipulation other than cropping, toning, digital spotting, burning and dodging is permitted. No addition or removal of subject matter is accepted. Retouching is limited to removal of normal scratches and dust spots. Colour adjustment should be minimal.

  6. Each photograph can only be entered into one theme.

  7. A panel of judges approved by the three participating councils, representing photography, art and local biodiversity expertise, will select the theme place winners and shortlist 10 images for the People’s Choice Award, the winner of which will be chosen by the general public. The judges’ decision is final.

  8. Respective Councillors, competition organisers, the judging panel and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the competition.

  9. Entries must be submitted online by 5pm, Friday 7 October 2022.

  10. Late entries will not be accepted.

  11. Any photos that have not been collected by February 2023 will be disposed of.

  12. Entrants must organise their own insurance cover against damage, loss by any means or theft. The competition organisers do not insure works in transit, storage or handling or on exhibition.

  13. Entrants in this competition give permission for their works to be reproduced by print and electronic media by the competition organisers for not-for-profit publications, advertising and promotional purposes. Entrants will be acknowledged if the image is reproduced.

  14. All personal information gathered by the competition organisers will be used solely for the purposes of administering the Macarthur Nature Photography Competition.