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*Biodiversity in our Backyard photography competition-CLOSES 5.00PM (submit pic)*
WA,WOL, Entry: M, Freq: Other, Ended 06/03

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WhitePointer - 23-2-2009 @ 11:03 PM

Entry was at: http://conservationwa.asn.au/content/view/79/166/

Following the success of the inaugural Conservation Week photography competition in 2008 the 2009 competition will invite entries that reflect WA's vast and unique biodiversity and describe the importance of biodiversity protection for the future.

Show us your biodiversity!

Biodiversity may be captured in an individual's backyard, a park or nature reserve in your local community or in a National Park somewhere in Western Australia. To find out more about biodiversity click here. Finalist photographs will take part in the Conservation Week Biodiversity in our Backyard Photography Exhibition with great prizes for each category winner!!

Categories

1. Primary School

2. Secondary School

3. Tertiary School

4. Open Amateur

5. Open Professional

The most popular photograph on display at the exhibition will receive the People's Choice Award with members of the public invited to vote for their favourite photograph.

How to enter

The theme of the competition is Biodiversity in our Backyard. Entrants are required to take a photograph that reflects WA’s vast and unique biodiversity and the importance of biodiversity protection for the future. Biodiversity may be captured in individual’s backyards, natural areas within the local community or in areas such as National Parks and reserves.

Send your photo, clearly identifying where the photo was taken plus a narrative of 50 words or less about the importance of protecting biodiversity both for the environment and for humans.

Send photos and a completed entry form (word doc or pdf doc) to:
Conservation Week Biodiversity in our Backyard Photography Competition, c/- Conservation Council of WA
2 Delhi St
West Perth
WA
6005

Entries close 5pm, Friday 13th March 2009

Click here to download a flier

Terms & Conditions

1. The organiser of the Biodiversity in our Backyard Competition is the Conservation Council of Western Australia for Conservation Week 2009.

2. Entry into this competition is free but a maximum of 3 entries are permitted by each entrant.

3. The Competition is open to all residents of Western Australia.

4. To enter send your photograph to Conservation Week Biodiversity in your Backyard Photography Competition, c/- Conservation Council of WA, 2 Delhi St, West Perth, 6005, with the following:

a) Completed entry form (word doc or pdf doc) —the entry form may be photocopied. By signing the form the entrant agrees to all terms and conditions of the contest. When the entrant is aged 17 years or younger, the parent or guardian of the entrant shall sign the form and agree to accept the terms and conditions of the contest on the entrant’s behalf.

b) Photographs - must be submitted as a high resolution digital image in JPEG format on a CD ONLY. Higher quality images may be sought if your image is selected.

c) Description—all photographs must identify where the photo was taken plus a narrative of 50 words or less about the importance of protecting biodiversity both for the environment and for humans.

5. The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 6th March 2009. No late entries will be accepted.

6. Finalists will be notified by Monday 16th March 2009. Finalists will take part in an exhibition during Conservation Week (March 28 – April 5)

7. Category Winners will be announced at the launch of Conservation Week on Friday 27th of March 2009 and will be published on the Conservation Council website http://www.conservationwa.asn.au

8. Copyright of any work submitted as an entry remains with the author or copyright owner. By submitting the work, the copyright owner gives the Conservation Council of WA permission to reproduce, communicate and display the work to the public.

The Conservation Council may also publish the work in any publication. The purpose of such reproduction, communication, public display or publication is for educational, resource or publicity purposes.

The Conservation Council reserves the right to edit or crop images for the purposes of promotion and publicity on the internet, city events and other media material formats.

9. Upon submitting an entry the photographer gives permission for the Conservation Council of WA and the Biodiversity in our Backyard competition sponsors and supporters to use the image to promote the competition including using the image in exhibitions provided that the photographer is acknowledged on each occasion.

10. There are five categories:
Primary is open to students between the ages 0 – 12,

Secondary is open to ages 13 – 18
Tertiary is open to students enrolled in tertiary education at TAFE, university or any tertiary institution.

Open Amateur is open to any amateur photographer over the age of 18.

Open Professional is open to any professional photographer over the age of 18. A professional is deemed as any photographer who takes photographs for a commercial purpose and has profited from the sale of one of their own photographs.

11. Finalists will be judged by a panel in the week commencing 16th of March 2009. Judging for the People’s Choice (all entries exhibited will be considered) will take place during the exhibition during Conservation Week, 28th March – 5th April. The judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.