Theme: The theme of the competition is: ‘Let There Be Light’. It is a broad ranging theme that is open to interpretation but the judge will be looking for shots in which light plays an important role. Perhaps an amazing sunset or sunrise, a flickering campfire, a lighted campsite, or maybe just some intriguing shadows, a darkening sky as a storm moves in, or light reflecting off a beautiful body of water. As usual, we expect the boundaries of the category to be challenged, so use your imaginations.
When you post your entry, please feel free to tell the story behind the picture and also to comment on each other’s entries. There are three great prizes to be won but fun, friendship – and maybe a bit of frivolity – are the real aims of the game. Please enjoy.
Entry dates: June 9 – July 10, 2015. Entries accepted from June 9 until midnight AEST on July 10. The top 10 photos – as judged by leading Australian travel journalist Steve Jones – will be announced on July 14. These will be posted on our website and voting (via email – details below) will take place from July 14 to midnight AEST July 21. The winner (the photograph with the most votes) and the two other placegetters will be announced on July 22.
How to Enter: Post your entries on the ‘Photo Competition – Let There Be Light’ section of our forum (click here). Please note that all photos must be original and anyone entering agrees to allow us to post their images on our website (note that image file size is limited to 3mb for each photo) and our newsletter, the Grey Nomad Times. You must be a member of our forum to post your images. If you are not a member already, you can join up by clicking this link and following the prompts in the sign-in box.
You can enter as many times as you like but each photo must begin a separate thread on the forum. Entries will close at midnight AEST on July 10.
Voting: The final 10 photos will be announced and featured on our website and everyone will then have the opportunity to vote by email for their favourite photo (only one vote per email address will be accepted). The winner will be the photo with the most votes. Voting will run from July 14 to midnight AEST July 21 and the winners will be announced on July 22, 2015.
Prizes: The winning photos will be featured on our website.
– The winning photographer will receive a 24”x36” canvas print of the photographer’s chosen photo, including delivery anywhere in Australia courtesy of Brilliant Prints (worth $275).
– The second prize winner will receive a copy of the popular ‘Grub in the Scrub’ cookbook by Bernadette Jackson.
– The third placegetter will receive an incredible package of Grey Nomads website merchandise including a Grey Nomad baseball cap, a Grey Nomad stubby holder, and two Grey Nomads bumper stickers.