2020 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition

2020 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition

2020 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition!

Bigger and better, in celebration of Australia Zoo’s 50th Year Anniversary!

Now in its fourth year, Australia Zoo encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition to celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to conserve it.

Chaired by Crikey! Magazine’s Editor-in-chief Luke Reavley, and judged by award winning photographers, including Robert Irwin, Kate Berry, Georgina Steytler and Harman Singh Heer, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images for a chance to win prizes and be exhibited within Australia Zoo and at external events.

We have introduced three new categories this year in addition to the Crikey! Magazine Cover and Crikey! Kids categories.

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.

Crikey! Magazine Cover

 

Our original category, the winning image will be featured on the cover of Crikey! Magazine. The image must be portrait orientated and have space for the magazine title (either above or below focal subject). The image should be captivating and feature an animal, photographed anywhere in the world. Images may include terrestrial or aquatic wildlife.

Crikey! Kids

 

Our original category, the winning image will have a full-page featured in Crikey! Magazine. The image must be portrait orientated and should be captivating and feature an animal, photographed anywhere in the world. Images may include terrestrial or aquatic wildlife. To qualify for our Crikey! Kids category, entrants must be under the age of 15 year on 1 October 2020.

Our Impact

 

We are modifying the planet on a very large geological scale. Images are to depict the complex relationship between humans and nature, illustrating either the positive or negative impacts we have. For example, an image might depict the inspiring efforts of conservationists or the detrimental effects of climate on wildlife.

Australia’s Conservation ‘Tails’

 

Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, making it even more important that we conserve it for future generations. Sadly, more than 1,800 Australian animal and plant species are on the brink of extinction. The recent bushfires and drought, along with global warming and urbanisation poses a significant threat to the future of Australia’s wildlife. This category is aimed to highlight Australia’s species in need and the conservation efforts being made nationally.

Threatened Species

 

More than 30,000 species are threatened with extinction. Images are to showcase threatened flora or fauna as listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species or by local government legislation (such as those listed in Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992).  This category aims to illustrate the plight of some of Earth’s most unique species and raise awareness for their protection.

Great Prizes

Five finalists will be selected from each category, along with a winner and highly commended. The finalists will all have their images exhibited within Australia Zoo and at external events. The images will also be featured in the Summer edition of Crikey! Magazine and all finalists will receive a personalised certificate.

There is a variety of exciting prizes to be won from each category, including spots on Australia Zoo expeditions, personalised photography tour, vouchers, gift packs and Australia Zoo passes! Woo-hoo!

Crikey! Magazine Cover

Winner – Inclusion as the cover photo of Crikey! Magazine Summer edition and one spot on the 2021 Mourachan Outback Photography Expedition to the value of $2,490.00 AUD.
Highly Commended – An Australia Zoo Gift Basket to the value of $250.00 AUD.

Crikey! Kids

Winner – A CameraPro voucher to the value of $500.00 AUD and a signed Robert Irwin canvas print valued at $99.95 AUD.
Highly Commended – Admission for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 14 years and under) to Australia Zoo including a Binturong encounter valued at $408.00 AUD.

Our Impact

Winner – A personal Australia Zoo Photography Tour for one person with a special appearance by Robert Irwin. Value = priceless.
Highly Commended – An Australia Zoo Gift Basket to the value of $250.00 AUD.

Australia’s Conservation ‘Tails’

Winner – One spot on the 2021 Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Photography Expedition to the value of $1,950.00 AUD.
Highly Commended – Admission for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 14 years and under) to Australia Zoo including a Binturong encounter valued at $408.00 AUD.

Threatened Species

Winner – A CameraPro voucher to the value of $1,000.00 AUD and a signed Robert Irwin canvas print valued at $99.95 AUD.
Highly Commended – An Australia Zoo Gift Basket to the value of $250.00 AUD.

How to enter!

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

Step 2: Read the terms and conditions via the below link for clear guidelines of this competition.

Step 3: The photograph must be in portrait format for both Crikey! Magazine Cover & Crikey! Kids categories. For Crikey! Magazine Cover, consideration needs to be taken to allow for the ‘Crikey!’ mastheads which will be positioned over the top or bottom quarter of the winning photo.

Step 4: All photographs must be provided in high resolution, JPG format, a minimum of 300 DPI and a maximum file size of 8MB. No borders, watermarks or signatures are allowed. Entries not meeting these requirements will not proceed to judging. For printing requirements, a full resolution of the image may be requested.

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_CrikeyKids_Lion or JaneSmith_CrikeyKids_Lion2.

Step 6: Enter via the links below from June 5 2020 to August 31 2020 to be considered. Under 15 Years on 1 October 2020 for Crikey! Kids entry and 15 Years & Over for all other categories.

Step 7: A panel of judges consisting of expert photographers will choose the winners.

Step 8: Wait until 1 October 2020 to find out if you are a winner!

Entries close on 31 August 2020, so snap to it!

Under 15 Years15 Years & OverTerms & Conditions