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Antarctic Photography Competition 2018

Open to International Entries

Images of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean are entrancing;  a chance for all of us to see the terrifying beauty of the last great wilderness on earth. We marvel at the amazing animals that live there and the work that international scientists do to preserve and understand this surprisingly fragile environment.  Great photographs have the ability to take us to places that we might otherwise never experience.  The Antarctic Photography Competition seeks out the very best photography of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean (including the Sub-Antarctic islands) from around the world, by offering a substantial prize: $AUD 5,000 for the best image taken in the last three years. You will have a chance to see these remarkable images at a special exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG) 2-19 August 2018.  You can even cast your own vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Amateur and Professional Photography

Entries are invited from photographers world-wide.  The requirements are that the image was taken in the last three years, that it was captured in the Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic or the Southern Ocean and that the image is the photographer’s own work.  Photographs are submitted electronically.  Terms and conditions apply and an entry fee of $30 per image may be paid by credit card or PayPal.  Finalists will be selected by a panel of qualified judges and exhibited at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Hobart, Tasmania.  There is no charge for entry to the TMAG exhibition and normal museum opening hours apply.

If you have visited the region and have some great images to share, or if someone you know has done so, you are encouraged to apply.  The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers and entrants retain copyright of their images at all times.  Entries open on Wednesday 4 April and close on Friday, 29 June 2018. Late entries are not accepted.