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2017 This South West Life photography competition

This South West Life photography competition

Update - Contest closed for 2017

Thank you for your interest in the This South West Life photography competition. The contest is now closed for this year.

We received more than 800 submissons, and the process of sorting through entries is now under way.

Given the number of high-quality images, it will no doubt be a tough job deciding on the winners - if only there were more months in the year, then we could award more winners!

If you submitted a photo, we wish you all the best!

Winners are expected to be announced in September. Check back on this page for updates.


Below is a summary of the competition:

Competition details

Theme: Spirit of the South West

Aim: To capture on camera examples of the spirit of the South West. Show us what is unique about living, working and playing in the region.

Timeframe: Photos should be taken in the South West of Western Australia between January 1 2017 and June 30 2017.

Prize: 13 winning photos will be selected to feature in the 2018 This South West Life calendar, along with 13 runner up winners. One winner will have the additional honour of being the Chairman's Choice, another will receive the CEO's Commendation. Both the Chairman's Choice and CEO's Commendation award winners will win an instant camera, with other winners receiving DVD prizes.

Important information

  • When taking photos, aim to consider the theme, ie. Spirit of the South West
  • The winning entries will be used in a calendar so high resolution landscape photos are best
  • We want original photos that reflect how the South West really is, so please don't alter you photos except for basic lightening, darkening, colour correction and cropping
  • Any photos submitted remain in your ownership and you are free to continue using and publishing them
  • Photos will only be used by us in the calendar and in the promotion of the calendar
  • All photos used will be fully credited to the photographer
  • The competition is open to people of all ages, and both amateurs and professionals
  • You can enter as many times as you want to
  • Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions for the contest

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