Competition closes on 12 March 2022
The Weed Society of Victoria on behalf of the Albury City Council and Weed Society of NSW will be holding a photo competition for the 21st NSW Biennial Weeds Conference being held on the 21-24 March at Albury.
Photo competition subject topics are:
- As time goes by
- Weedy art and craft
- Up close and personal
- My ‘favourite’ weed
- A weedy funny photo
As time goes by – Two or more photos that capture the before and after photos of weed treatment (e.g. photo points from monitoring treatment over time)
Weedy art and craft – Photos of your weedy art and craft creations. This could include a photo of a botanical drawing of weed, a weed inspired quilt etc.
Up close and personal – Photos of macro (close-up) of a weed or biological control agent
Recovery – Photos of weed invasions following fire, flood or drought
My favourite weed – Photos of your favorite weed. Please provide a description of why you have chosen the plant.
A weedy funny photo – Photos that you think are amusing or ironic.
Who may Enter:
The contest is open to Conference delegates only.
Date of Submission:
Submissions start on the 1 June 2021 and will close on the 21 February 2022
How to Enter:
Please submit your entry by email to Rae Kwong at Rae.Kwong@agriculture.vic.gov.au before the closing date of 21 February 2022. Each delegate may submit up to three submissions for the contest. Photographs .jpeg, .jpg or PDF format, and no larger than 6 MB, must be submitted along with the following accompanying information:
- Name and email address of photographer
- Photo topic
- Year photo was taken
- Botanical name and common name of species
- Description of photo/s (including the number of photos per submission)
NOTE: Please include the signed Photo Copyright Release Form
The judging panel will consist of the Photo Contest Committee, one judge representing the Conference organising committee, two judges from the Weed Society of Victoria and one judge that represents the weed industry.
At the end of the submission period, the judging panel will review the initial submissions for eligibility. They will judge all eligible submissions on the follow criteria:
- The subject as it relates to the subject topic (20%)
- Picture composition (30%)
- Light exposure and contrast with background (30%)
- Overall appeal (20%)
Prize and Certificates
The winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner on Wednesday 23 March 2022. For each category, there will be a 1st place, a runner-up and five honorable mentions. Prizes will be given to the 1st place, and the runner-up photos in each category. A little something will be offered to the five honorable mentions in each category.
Photographers will need to give permission for the Weed Society of Victoria, Albury City Council and the Weed Society of NSW to reproduce the photo for display and publication on social media, newsletters and websites. Please ensure you submit the Photo Copyright Release Form with your entry.
2017 Winner for Weed Management –
“Alligator Weed Inspections” Lee Amidy
2017 Winner for Weed Identification –
“Frogbit” Kim Hignell