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WetlandCare Australia - National Art and Photography Competition

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 31-Oct-2012
WetlandCare Australia invites artists and photographers to enter our 6th annual National Art and Photography Competition. Help us promote wetlands and exhibit your work at Hunter Wetlands Centre, Newcastle to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday 2 February 2013.
Date: Entries CLOSE - Friday 9 November 2012 by 5 pm
Web: http://www.wetlandcare.com.au/index.php?cID=547

Our planet needs creativity and new ideas. WetlandCare Australia’s National Art and Photography Competition is a great way to link art and the environment! We are looking for artworks and photographs depicting all types of wetlands including lakes, rivers, ponds, swamps, marine shores, wetland plants, wildlife and people enjoying wetlands.

Win great prizes!

Art categories sponsored by Central West Catchment Management Authority

$1000 1st prize Open Art

$250   1st prize Youth Art

Photography categories sponsored by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

$1000 1st prize Open Photography

$250   1st prize Youth Photography

Plus great second, third and merit prizes, see Instructions for details.

Who can enter?

There are two sections: Youth for young people aged 17 and under, and Open for all artists and photographers. The first 25 entrants in the Open Art and Open Photography categories will receive a voucher from The Native Shop.

Key dates

Entries close:                                             Friday 9 November 2012 by 5 pm

Award presentation exhibition:                 Saturday 2 February 2013

Entry specifications

  • Youth Art and Photography entries must be up to A3 size on paper and submitted in hard-copy, unframed. Smaller works are also acceptable.
  • Open Art and Photography entries can be up to 1m x 1m in size. Smaller works are also acceptable.
  • Artworks may use diverse formats including ink, pen, pencil, crayon, pastel, paint, charcoal, digital artworks or multi-media. Photographs can use digital, film or slide photography and may be digitally enhanced.
  • In Open categories a digital copy of your work is submitted via email or posted on disk for Round 1 judging. Short-listed artists in the Open categories will be required to submit original works framed and ready to hang for Round 2 judging.

How to enter

Before entering read the entry instructions, terms and conditions.

Open Categories Instructions

Youth Categories Instructions

License Rights, Terms and Conditions

For OPEN entries, complete the entry form on-line and submit it via email with a digital copy of your artwork.

For YOUTH entries, post a completed copy of the Entry Form with your original artwork.

Entry Form 2013 (Word version)


Entry Form 2013 (PDF version)