WetlandCare Australia's National Art and Photography Competition

National Art and Photography Competition


WetlandCare Australia invites artists and photographers to enter the 6th annual National Art and Photography Competition. Help promote wetlands and have your work exhibited at Hunter Wetlands Centre, Newcastle to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday 2 February 2013.


Our planet needs creativity and new ideas. WetlandCare Australia's National Art and Photography Competition is a great way to link art and the environment! Artworks and images are welcomed depicting all types of wetlands including lakes, rivers, ponds, swamps, marine shores, wetland plants, wildlife and people enjoying wetlands.


Win great prizes!

Art categories sponsored by Central West Catchment Management Authority


$1000 1st prize Open Art


$250   1st prize Youth Art


Photography categories sponsored by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage


$1000 1st prize Open Photography


$250   1st prize Youth Photography


Plus great second, third and merit prizes, see Instructions for details.


Who can enter?


There are two sections: Youth for young people aged 17 and under, and Open for all artists and photographers. The first 25 entrants in the Open Art and Open Photography categories will receive a voucher from The Native Shop.


Key dates

Entries close: Friday 9 November 2012 by 5 pm

Award presentation exhibition: Saturday 2 February 2013


Entry specifications

  • Youth Art and Photography entries must be up to A3 size on paper and submitted in hard-copy, unframed. Smaller works are also acceptable.
  • Open Art and Photography entries can be up to 1m x 1m in size. Smaller works are also acceptable.
  • Artworks may use diverse formats including ink, pen, pencil, crayon, pastel, paint, charcoal, digital artworks or multi-media. Photographs can use digital, film or slide photography and may be digitally enhanced.
  • In Open categories a digital copy of your work is submitted via email or posted on disk for Round 1 judging. Short-listed artists in the Open categories will be required to submit original works framed and ready to hang for Round 2 judging

Entries are currently open now, until 9 November!

When:  07 November 2012 - 09 November 2012


Where:  Australia-wide

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