Take A Photo – Win Money!

Photographers can win up cash by photographing South Burnett architecture over the long weekend
The South Burnett and Cherbourg On Show long weekend festival will have a new attraction this year – a photography competition offering $2000 in prize money for the winners.

The photography competition is designed to celebrate the 69 buildings and sites listed in the South Burnett Local Heritage Register.

This Register was officially adopted by the South Burnett Regional Council last September, and it catalogues buildings and structures of historic significance throughout the region.

To enter the competition, photographers simply need to visit any site in the Register that allows photography during the October long weekend (September 29-October 2), then snap the best photo of it they can.

They’re also welcome to photograph other structures that may not be on the Register but meet the criteria of being South Burnett buildings or other architecture of significance (for example, the South Burnett Rail Trail).

Finished entries need to be submitted by 4:30pm the following Monday, October 9 for judging.

Entries will be displayed online on southburnett.com.au and the winners will be announced the following Tuesday, October 17.

Two separate competitions will be run: one for adults focussing on architecture and offering $1500 in prize money, and another for secondary students in Years 7-12 offering $500 in prize money.

Entries in the Focus On Architecture competition will be judged on three criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Quality of photography
  • Architectural significance of the subject

Entries can be submitted in four categories:

  1. A – Exterior
  2. B – Interior
  3. C – Detail
  4. D – People

Entries in the Secondary Student Photography Competition will be judged on the same criteria as Focus On Architecture, but no categories apply and the submission deadline for entries is 5:00pm on Friday, October 14.

An entry form is available as a Word document by clicking here. [now fixed]

Competition photos can be put onto a USB stick and dropped off with a completed entry form at the Nanango Library at 48 Drayton Street, Nanango.

Entry forms and photos can also be emailed to the Nanango Library: nanangolibrary@southburnett.qld.gov.au.

The competition will be judged by a panel of expert photographers drawn from South Burnett photographic clubs, and there is no entry fee to take part. Photographers are allowed to digitally manipulate their images, and will retain copyright of their finished photographs.

Hoewever it is a condition of entry to this competition that participants will give the South Burnett Regional Council permission to use any of the photographs submitted, if it wishes, in media that promote the South Burnett and/or council activities and/or the Heritage Register at no charge.

Any photograph used in this way will credit the photographer who took it as the source.

Photographers can use digital manipulation to enhance their images if they wish; judges are looking for creativity and quality as well as architectural significance