Judges, Sponsors and Prizes
Without sponsorship our event would not be possible and so your support and patronage of all our sponsors is very much appreciated.
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The judging in 2023 is on the digital images. The finalists/winners will be selected by an independent panel of three professional judges. The judging will commence on 13th August. Finalists will be notified by 29th August. *this date is anticipated. There may be a delay if any unexpected episodes occur.
Judges for 2023 are:
Rachel Callander is a kiwi ex-pat, NZIPP Master Photographer, past NZIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year, WAPPA Landscape photographer of the Year Finalist, and author of the International Award winning photographic art book Super Power Baby Project and co-author of the follow up book and exhibition, Super Power Kids with her husband Nathan Maddigan.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) from the Dunedin School of Art in New Zealand, is a Master Photographer within the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) and is an international award winning photographer and author.
Australian Photographer Johannes Reinhart explores many themes around existentialism and brings his inner world to light through photography. His work has been widely exhibited and published around the world and Johannes is privileged to be a Head On and Lensculture finalist and win the prestigious Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Winner
Lensculture Street Photography Award Finalist
Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year
I was given my first camera, a Box Brownie by my auntie when I was 12 years old, which was followed by a Kodak, developing and printing kit at a later date that kindled my early interest in photography. In my later teen years I had an SLR camera with a 50mm & 200mm lens.
Whilst I was employed as the maintenance department Draughtsman at Western Mining my role also included taking industrial photographs using a 4”x5” Crown Graphic camera with all the film & prints being processed in our darkroom in the maintenance department.
A local photography business approached me about taking wedding photographs at the weekends which eventually led to me being employed by them full time. We had a retail store with a studio and our own darkroom, which we upgraded to handle colour processing as it was becoming more popular in the early 70’s. Around the age of thirty I decided to move into the photographic wholesaling industry and was employed by Maxwell Photo Optics who was the agents for Nikon and other various photographic equipment manufacturers as their Western Australian state manager. I also spend some time in Victoria as their Victorian manager before returning to WA where I worked for the Maxwell Company until my retirement in 2013.
A lot of my photography during this time was done underwater which combined my interest in Scuba Diving. I held an instructors Certificate in Underwater Photography with Scuba Schools International and ran the Nikon School of Underwater Photography. I have lectured for Adult Education Department photography classes, the Nikon School of photography courses and I am a Certified Photographic Consultant. I have judged many photographic competitions for camera clubs, the WA Press Photographer of the Year awards and more recently the Mandurah Landscape & Portrait awards. During my wholesaling career I met many photographers who have inspired me and since my retirement I have had more time to travel and take photographs. It was only after posting images on the internet of our recent trip to the UK that many people asked if I was going to put them in a book, which has resulted in the publication of “My London Eye”.
Through sponsorship previous prizes have been cash and retail vouchers.
The prize pool for 2023 will be announced once confirmed.