Our first Photo Competition for “Best Australian Wildlife Photo” in October was a great success so we’re announcing our second Competition for December 2019 / January 2020 “Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo”, again run in collaboration with Heather at “The Northern Guide”.

The Australian Landscape is as beautiful as it is diverse, we have everything here from beautiful beaches, daunting deserts & snowy mountains to tropical rain forests & waterlogged wetlands along with everything else in between.

Mountains of Gold - Beachside Rocks, Shorehaven Beach, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art (CRA1.1-V1-)
Mountains of Gold – Beachside Rocks, Shorehaven Beach, Perth, Western Australia

Living our busy lives in suburbia it’s easy to forget just how amazing this country is. Hopefully our Photo Competition this month will help bring your attention back to the natural wonders all around us and maybe inspire you to get outdoors and leave city life behind for a while 😎

To enter this months competition all you need is a photo taken in Australia that focuses on the Natural Landscape. Animals, people, buildings and man made objects are allowed but must not be the main subject.

Sunset Peninsula, Bunker Bay, Margaret River, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Sunset Peninsula, Bunker Bay, Margaret River, Western Australia

Ideas for subject matter include: landscapes (obviously), sunsets, seascapes, forest scenes, wetlands, lakes, abstract natural scenes (like my “Mountains of Gold” above), photos of your local park, beach scenes, waves, trees, flowers or even a closeup of a leaf …

Winery 1, Swan Valley, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Vine Leaf, Dave’s Back Garden, Perth, Western Australia
Forest Twilight 1, Boranup Forest, Margaret River, Western Australia - Photographic Art (BFV1.1-V3-TH1)
Boranup Forest, Margaret River, Western Australia
Red & Green Kangaroo Paw, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art (KPF1.2-V1)
Red & Green Kangaroo Paw, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia
Waves in Motion 1, Indian Ocean, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Waves in Motion, Indian Ocean, Perth, Western Australia

So what are you waiting for?
Get out there, start snapping and enter your best Australian Landscape Photos to be in the chance to win a professionally printed & matted Fine Art Print of your photo:

  • First Place: 11” x 14” Matted Fine Art Print of Your Image
  • Second Place: 8” x 10” Matted Fine Art Print of Your Image
  • Third Place: 5” x 7” Matted Fine Art Print of Your Image
  • Plus all top 3 places will receive a high quality lens cloth & a cleaning cloth to keep your camera smear & dust free with your image printed on them
  • Plus all top 3 places will receive a 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery at Wanneroo Markets

The winners prints will be printed on Ilford Galerie Fine Art Paper using an Epson Large Format Printer with UltraChrome® Pigment Inks.
Lens Cloths & Cleaning Cloths will be Dye Sublimated using Sawgrass Printers & SubliJet-HD Inks

Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Winning Print from Our “Best Australian Native Animal” Photo Competition in October 2019

Conditions Summary:

  • Entrants must reside in WA & be able to collect any prizes from our Gallery at Wanneroo Markets in person
  • Up to 3 images per person that focus on the Australian Natural Landscape. Animals, people, buildings and man made objects are allowed but must not be the main subject
  • Please feel free to add an accompanying image title & short description associated with your images
  • Entries should be submitted by email to comp@madcat.com.au & received by Fri 31st January 2020
  • Important: Please read the full guidelines & conditions below:

If you have any questions then please contact us

We love promoting photography as a hobby (or profession) for young and old alike. Photography encourages artistic creativity, it gets people outdoors and encourages an active & healthy lifestyle. Photography also provides the opportunity for people to learn new skills using computer tools like Photoshop, Lightroom or many of the free alternatives available.

When visiting natural environments please be respectful of the flora and fauna, take your litter home and treat the environment with respect.

The Sentry, Two Rocks, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Two Rocks, Perth, Western Australia

Terms & Conditions:

  • Promoted by MADCAT Digital Design ABN: 19 094 456 845
  • Each entrant may submit up to 3 images, there is no cost to enter
  • Entries should be submitted by email to comp@madcat.com.au & received by Fri 31st January 2020
  • Entries should be in JPEG format at the highest quality possible and not reduced in size (preferably at least 3MB in size)
  • All entries will be acknowledged by email
  • Information required for each entry includes:
    • Email Subject should read “MADCAT Photography Competition December 2019 / January 2020”
    • Your full name
    • Your email address for notification to winners
    • Your age
    • Your suburb in WA
    • The location the photo was captured at
    • Optional: Image Title & Short Description
    • Optional: Tell us what this location means to you (we love a good story 👍)
  • Entries must depict the Australian Landscape in a positive manner, be taken lawfully and with conservation in mind
  • Animals, people, buildings and man made objects are allowed but must not be the main subject
  • Images will be judged on technical quality, artistic quality & emotional response of the judges, Dave Catley & Maggie Catley
  • The judge’s decisions will be final
  • Images may be processed as the entrant sees fit but the judges reserve the right to judge images based on their subjective opinions. In other words if you go crazy you’d better do a good job of it 😊
  • You must be the legal owner to the copyright of any images submitted
  • All images submitted must be based solely on photographic images taken by the entrant
  • Entrants retain the full ownership of images submitted
  • Winners will be informed by email, announced in the next issue of The Northern Guide as well as on our Website & Facebook page
  • MADCAT Photography reserves the right to use submitted images in relation to promoting this or future competitions, recognition will be given to the entrant if possible
  • Any personal information received will not be passed on to third parties for any purpose, however entrants will be added to our email database unless explicitly requesting to be excluded
  • MADCAT Photography accepts no responsibility for entries not received, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure their entry has been received
  • Legal Stuff: MADCAT Photography has no liability, in negligence or howsoever, for any accident, loss, illness, injury, damage, or inconvenience suffered by you or any individual or property arising out of or after entering the competition or collecting and using the prize. In other words “Whatever you do it’s not our fault!”
Ocean Tranquility, Yanchep, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Ocean Tranquility, Yanchep, Perth, Western Australia

Environmental Issues

Always remember when visiting natural environments such as these please be respectful of the flora and fauna, take your litter home and treat the environment with respect.

Leave No Trace :

  • Take Nothing but Pictures
  • Leave Nothing but Footprints
  • Kill Nothing but Time
  • Keep Nothing But Memories
  • Burn Nothing but Calories

Post Processing

These images were processed using a combination of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 & ON1 Photo RAW 2019.

Visit Our Gallery

Visit our Gallery at Shop 136 Wanneroo Markets, 33 Prindiville Drive in Wangara to see more of our Fine Art Images & Photo Products.

Also available at the Gallery are Greeting Cards, Magnets, Keyrings, Mugs, Scarves, Tote Bags, Wall Tapestries, Lens Cloths, unique 3D Printed Gadgets & Gizmo’s and much more …

Cheers,
Dave 🐾

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