WA Life Photographic Competition - FotoFreo

on December 21, 2011
FotoFreo is pleased to announce the inaugural WA Life photographic competition.WA Life is expected to become a regular event in future festivals.
The sponsors of this event include Nikon Australia, Epson and Team Digital.

The theme of the competition is to capture some aspect of life in Western Australia – living in WA; at work in WA; our leisure time in WA, etc.
For FotoFreo 2012 there will be a prize pool valued at $10,000 and the First Prize will be $5,000 cash. Other prizes will include the Runner Up and a Popular Choice.

The WA Life competition is open to all photographers - professionals, students and enthusiasts (the Entrants).
Employees and the immediate families of the judges, promoters, printers, suppliers, providers and agencies associated with the competition are ineligible. Unless FotoFreo Volunteers are any of the above, they are eligible to participate in the competition.

There will be an entry fee of $50 per photographer and up to three (3) images may be submitted.

The competition will be open to receive entries on Monday, 12th of December. Entries will close at 8.00 pm Western Australian time on Sunday, 29th of January, 2012

Initially the images will be required to be submitted electronically, via the FotoFreo website, as low resolution images with a maximum of no more than 1200 pixels on either side. Entries may be colour or black and white.

Each image submitted must have a short title of not more than15 words.

From the entries a panel of judges will select fifty images to be exhibited. These selected images will be the Finalists and from which the prize winners will be nominated. Finalists will be notified by email no later than Friday, 10th of February, 2012.

Finalists will be required to submit high resolution images of the selected photographs by Wednesday,15th of February. The high resolution images submitted, which will be used to print the WA Life exhibition, are required to be print ready files with the largest edge size of 2000 x 3000 pixels.

The actual ‘exhibition’ will consist of one or more photographs placed in a number of shop windows throughout the Fremantle CBD. The exhibition will be supported by a map of the area showing the location of the businesses displaying the images – so the City of Fremantle becomes the venue for the exhibition and viewers will have to walk around Fremantle to see the photographs.

Selection Panel and Judges: The images short listed for exhibition, the Finalists, will be chosen by a selection panel and who will include:

Tony Hewitt, photographer
Felicity Johnston, curator, gallery owner and FotoFreo Inc. Board member
Andrew Tyndall, picture editor for The West Australian
Karin Calvert Borshoff, STM editorial editor
Milton Harris, art collector

All judging to determine the Finalist and the winner of the First Prize and Runner Up will be done online. The winner and runner up will be selected no later than one week before the start of the festival, that is, one week before the exhibition images go on public display.

The People's Choice will be by a ballot conducted at the end of the first week of the festival. Ballot papers will be available from the venues and online.

The announcement of the winners will be made at a special function to be held at the Moores Building on the evening of Sunday, 25th of March. Finalists' images will be on display from the 16th of March, 2012 for the full period of the festival.


Winner - $5,000 cash + Certificate
Runner Up - Nikon camera + Certificate
Popular Choice - Camera equipment + Certificate

To complete your Entry Form CLICK HERE.

To pay your Entry Fee CLICK HERE.