THE COMPETITION

How does it work?

So how does this competition work? Well, its pretty simple. You have 24 hours to shoot, edit and submit your photos back to us! You submit them back via USB to one of the Shootout stations across the Sunshine Coast by 4pm on Saturday the 17th of September. 

While you are enjoying the rest of the festival, our judging panel will be hard at work scoring your photos. This will be blind judging, to ensure that the competition remains fair for everyone who submitted. 

On Sunday night, the 18th of September, at our Photo Shootout Gala, the winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded!! It really is that simple, and fun! 

 

Categories

There are seven (7) categories in the Photo Shootout 2016. Each participant can enter in up to three (3) categories each! 

LANDSCAPE

LANDSCAPE

Landscape photography is about capturing the beauty of nature around you, and the Sunshine Coast has immense beauty everywhere you look!

Photo: Ben Allan Photography

SEASCAPE

SEASCAPE

Seascapes are about harnessing the power and majesty of our oceans and waterways. With some of the countries most prestine beaches, rivers and everglades, there is so much to shoot across the Sunshine Coast in this category.

Photo: Cam Watts – Cam Watts Photo

NIGHT & ASTRO

NIGHT & ASTRO

There is a particular at to night and astro photography, and when you get it right, the results are breathtaking! The Sunshine Coast hinterland provides dark skies and plenty of interesting vatage points to capture the glistning night sky in all its glory.

Photo: Ben Allan Photography

PEOPLE & PORTRAITS

PEOPLE & PORTRAITS

Photographing people, and capturing a lasting moments in time is one of the great wonders of photography. From the yongest of babes, to the oldest of story tellers, there is true magic in capturing the essense of a person in an image that will last forever.

Photo: Ben Allan Photography

SPORTS & ADVENTURE

SPORTS & ADVENTURE

The Sunshine Coast offers a huge range of sports and adventure activities – from the adventures of mountain climbing, moutain biking and kit surfing, to soothing afternoons of SUP and kayaking on our rivers and glades, there is a lot of advernture to be had and shot here in the coast.

Photo: Tom Kenworthy – ISO420 Photography

CREATIVE & ILLUSTRATIVE

CREATIVE & ILLUSTRATIVE

Photography is a magical artform, where imagination melds with reality – a form of expression where you are free to create what your heart and mind sees and feels. With creative and illustrative photography, you can use all the tools at a photographers disposal to create images that truly have to be imagined to be believed.

Photo: Tanya Giles: Beyond the Spectrum Photography

PHONETOGRAPHY

PHONETOGRAPHY

It’s often said that the best camera is the one that you have with you, and with today’s technology, we almost always have a camera in our pockets! The Photo Shootout will see a “phonetography” category, showcasing just what our mobile phones can do! Shoot and edit your images right on your smartphone to enter this category.

How much does it cost to register?

Registration fees for the Photo Shootout Festival are:

Early Bird (before the 30th of July): $65
Standard Registration (before the 3rd of September): $85
Late Registration (4th of September onwards): $95

Registration for the festival provides you:

  • Entry into up to three (3) categories of the Photo Shootout competition
  • Shootout gift bag, full of goodies!
  • Entry to the Ted’s Cameras Industry Showcase night
  • Entry (1 ticket) to the Awards Ceremony night, including canapés

Additional tickets to the Awards Ceremony can be purchased during registration for $25 each.

Workshops are at an additional cost, but will cater for a wide range of interests and budgets – Workshop announcements coming soon!

The Fine Print

As with everything these days, there are Terms & Conditions for people registering and participating in The Photo Shootout festival.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW TERMS & CONDITIONS

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