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2022 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition

2022 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition

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Now in its sixth year, Australia Zoo’s Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to conserve it. Judged by award winning photographers including Robert Irwin, Cristina Mittermeier, Georgina Steytler, Day Scott, Gary Cranitch and Kate Berry, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images for a chance to win prizes and be exhibited at Australia Zoo and the Queensland Museum’s iconic whale mall.

 

Entries open on World Environment Day, 5 June 2022, and close 31 August 2022.

 

“ In an era of global change, wildlife and habitats are declining at an unparalleled rate and it has never been more important to promote the protection of the natural world. Through the Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition, it is our mission to showcase the wild kingdom and inspire others to conserve it for future generations. "

—Robert Irwin

 

Categories

Crikey! Magazine Cover

 

Our original category, the winning image is featured on the cover of the 2022 Summer Edition of Crikey! Magazine. Photographs submitted to this category had to be portrait orientated and feature an animal, in an effort to celebrate the diversity and significance of global wildlife.

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Crikey! Kids

 

As an original category, Crikey! Kids provides youths with the opportunity to showcase their skills and passion for wildlife photography. In addition, the category encourages the future generations to protect nature through exciting education. The winning image has a full-page feature in the 2022 Summer Edition of Crikey! Magazine.

To qualify for our Crikey! Kids category, entrants must be under the age of 15 years on 1 st October 2022.

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The Natural World

 

This is the culmination of the three exciting categories introduced for our 50th Year celebrations. Winning photographs showcase the natural world, depict the complex relationship between humans and nature, and illustrate threatened wildlife. These images raise awareness and advocate for the conservation of wildlife and wild places.

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Great Prizes

Five finalists will be selected from each category, including a winner and highly commended. Finalists will have their images exhibited at Australia Zoo and the iconic Whale Mall, right outside Queensland Museum in Queensland’s Cultural Centre, South Bank.

The images will also be featured in the 2022 Summer Edition of Crikey! Magazine and finalists will receive a personalised certificate.

There is a variety of exciting prizes to be won from each category, including vouchers, personalised Australia Zoo tours, epic gift packs and zoo passes! Woo-hoo!

 

Crikey! Magazine Cover 

Winner –

Inclusion as the cover photo of the 2022 Crikey! Magazine Summer Edition, a CameraPro voucher to the value of $1,000.00 AUD and the choice of either a two-hour personalised photography tour of Australia Zoo, led by Robert Irwin (conditions apply);

Or

An epic, personalised and signed Australia Zoo gift basket, featuring Robert Irwin’s first photography book (being released late 2022).

 

Highly Commended –

A choice of either an Australia Zoo family (2 adults, 2 children) admission including a giant giraffe encounter; or an Australia Zoo signed gift basket to the value of $220.00 AUD.

 

Crikey! Kids 

Winner –

A CameraPro voucher to the value of $500.00 AUD and the choice of either a two-hour personalised photography tour of Australia Zoo, led by Robert Irwin (conditions apply);

Or

An epic, personalised and signed Australia Zoo gift basket, featuring Robert Irwin’s first photography book (being released late 2022).

 

Highly Commended –

A choice of either an Australia Zoo family (2 adults, 2 children) admission including a giant giraffe encounter; or an Australia Zoo signed gift basket to the value of $220.00 AUD.

 

The Natural World 

Winner –

A CameraPro voucher to the value of $1,000.00 AUD and the choice of either a two-hour personalised photography tour of Australia Zoo, led by Robert Irwin (conditions apply);

Or

An epic, personalised and signed Australia Zoo gift basket, featuring Robert Irwin’s first photography book (being released late 2022).

Highly Commended –

A choice of either an Australia Zoo family (2 adults, 2 children) admission including a giant giraffe encounter; or an Australia Zoo signed gift basket to the value of $220.00 AUD.

How to Enter!

Step 1: Take your most creative wildlife photo that matches the theme/requirements of the category you are entering.

Step 2: Read the Terms & Conditions and Competition Guide via the below links for the full overview of the Competition.

Step 3: The photograph must be in portrait format for the Crikey! Magazine Cover category, and consideration needs to be taken to allow for the ‘Crikey!’ masthead to be positioned over the top quarter of the winning photo.

Step 4: Successful photographs will be high resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, JPG or TIF format and a minimum of 300DPI. No borders, signatures or watermarks are allowed. Submissions not meeting these requirements, or without successful payment of the entry fee, will not proceed to judging.

Step 5: Each photograph must be labelled with your name category, subject of the photo, and if required, a number for multiple images of the same subject. For example, an acceptable file name is:
JaneSmith_Crikey!Kids_Lion or JaneSmith_Crikey!Kids_Lion2

Step 6: All photographs you wish to submit must be compressed into a single ZIP folder for upload via our website. The maximum file size for the ZIP folder is 1GB.

Step 7: A panel of judges consisting of expert, award-winning photographers will choose the winners.

Step 8: Wait until 1st October 2022 to find out if you are one of our winners!

 

Entries close on 31st August 2022, so snap to it!

 

A $10.00 entry fee applies for each category excluding the Under 15 Years “Crikey! Kids.” The entry fees cover the majority of the competition administration costs to allow the proceeds from Crikey! Magazine to continue to provide essential support to Wildlife Warriors and make an immediate impact in the world of wildlife conservation.  Entry fees are non-refundable.

 

Terms and ConditionsLink to competition guide