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Categories

Anyone can enter the competition, you don’t even have to be a professional photographer! All you need is the spirit of adventure and to get out there to capture some great photos.

Categories include:

OPEN AGE GROUP:

Native Wildlife (Open): This category embraces the diversity of native wildlife found within the Ipswich region. The primary subject must be a native species and can include birds, insects, fish, molluscs, crustaceans, reptiles and mammals. Species must be photographed within the City of Ipswich. The preference is for images taken in the wild however images of captive native species will be accepted. Macro photography is welcome in this category.

Native Plants (Open): This category showcases the natural beauty of native plants found within the Ipswich region. The primary subject must be a native species, either plant or fungi, and photographed within the City of Ipswich. The preference is for images taken in the wild however images of captive native species will be accepted. Macro photography is welcome in this category.

Natural Landscapes (Open): This category embraces photos that showcase Ipswich’s wonderful natural areas. The subject of these landscapes photos include waterways, wetlands, mountains, paddocks and anything that captures our cities scenery. All images must be photographed within the City of Ipswich. 

People in Nature (Open): This category is open to photos that show individuals or groups of people embracing the great outdoors and getting out in the natural environment. Don’t forget to make sure you have permission to photograph people within the photo, and all individuals in the photo are aware of entry into the competition category. All images must be photographed within the City of Ipswich.

YOUTH AGE CATEGORIES:

Teens (13-18 years): This category encourages youth 13 – 18 years to explore Ipswich’s natural environment and capture a photo of their experiences. Teens in this age group may wish to photograph a native animal, native plant, natural landscape, water body or anything that relates to the themes of the open categories. All images must be photographed within the City of Ipswich.

Kids (12 years & under): This category encourages youth 12 years & under to explore Ipswich’s natural environment and capture a photo of their experiences. Kids in this age group may wish to photograph a native animal, native plant, natural landscape, water body or anything that relates to the themes of the open categories. All images must be photographed within the City of Ipswich.

A maximum of five (5) images per category may be submitted by any entrant. Images may only be entered once. The same image cannot be entered in more than one category.