The submissions have been rolling in from as far away as Ukraine, Mexico and China and the quality is outstanding. It’s the Antarctic Photography Competition with a First Prize of $5,000 and Second Prize $2,000. Open to amateur and professional photographers, finalists will be selected for printing and exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery from 2-19 February 2019. There are just 14 days left to enter your image, as submissions close on 29 June.
‘We don’t want anyone to miss out just because they forgot the date’, said Antarctic Festival Festival Director Paul Cullen. ‘As long as the image is your own, and taken within the last three years in the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic, you have a chance to enter.’
The entries will be judged by an expert panel to decide First and Second Prize, with a People’s Choice Award determined by popular ballot at the Exhibition venue.
‘This was one of the most popular exhibitions at the first Antarctic Festival in 2016’, Mr Cullen said. ‘Antarctica is a place of stunning beauty, but it is out of reach for most of us. These photographs bring that beauty home for all to see. The exhibition is completely free to the public and we urge everyone to have a look. If you thought that Antarctica was nothing but white ice and dark rock, think again: the range of colours is just amazing, as are the animals that live there.’
Photographers wishing to submit entries in the competition can find the full terms and conditions HERE.