Adelaide. Designed for Life. photography competition

Old or new, each story is unique because what holds or draws someone to Adelaide is different for every person. Family, friendship, love. Convenience, community, safety. Opportunity, open space, culture. Inclusiveness, excitement, hope.

We invited all emerging photographers to share their story on what makes Adelaide a place for them by participating in the Adelaide. Designed for Life. photography competition.

Thank you to all entrants, and congratulations to all our winners!

Grand prize winners and runner-ups

Prize winners

Grand prize: Musem of SA by Zali Galpin

Runner-up: Rundle Mall by Alexi Perris

Runner-up: Ya boy on a road by Henry Kidman

Grand prize: Reflecting on our education by Joseph Nes

Runner-up: The beauty of winter by Ben Campbell

Runner-up: City Grid by Adrian Chiali

Runner-up: City Nights by Daniel Schiller

The 18 and above category resulted in a three-way tie for the runner-up positions. After consideration, it was decided to award all three runner-ups the agreed voucher.

Shortlists

More information

Old or new, each story is unique because what holds or draws someone to Adelaide is different for every person. Family, friendship, love. Convenience, community, safety. Opportunity, open space, culture. Inclusiveness, excitement, hope.

We invited all emerging photographers to share their story on what makes Adelaide a place for them, through the lens of a camera.

  • Entries are open to emerging photographers residing in Australia.
  • Entries for the 2019 competition will close at 5:00 pm (Australian Central Standard Time) Sunday 21 July 2019.
  • Photos should interpret Adelaide. Designed for Life. in some form.
  • Photos must be the own work of the photographer who enters the competition.
  • There are two categories in the competition - Under 18, and 18 and over.
  • Entries from persons under 18 must have signed parent/guardian consent.
  • It is the responsibility of entrants to obtain the permission and contact details of the persons/subjects in the photograph and submit this to the City of Adelaide upon request. This is a sample talent consent form that you can use.
  • Entry is free.
  • Multiple entries will be accepted.
  • Photographs must have been taken in the last year.
  • Photos should be entered that are not ‘collages’ or rely on heavy use of image manipulation (e.g. photoshop) or overlay.
  • Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted if they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person's art.
  • Judges decisions will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Electronic copies only will be received; they should be at least 100 DPI (dots per inch), a minimum file size of 2MB, and JPEGs and/or TIFF formats.
  • Entries should be submitted via the website form. File names for the photos should contain the entrants’ name.
  • Each photograph should have a title and a short comment (no longer than 80 words) about it.
  • Copyright and intellectual property of the images remains with the photographer.
  • By participating the entrant grants a perpetual and irrevocable licence to the City of Adelaide to copy and publish their submission (including any photograph or text) or part of it for any purpose relating to the City of Adelaide. The City of Adelaide may publish your work on its websites, social media sites or in print or digital publication.
  • Photographs will be credited wherever the images are used.
  • Judging will be based on creativity, style and authenticity of both visual and written submission. Judges will look for original, thought-provoking photography that exudes the competition theme in an honest and genuine way.
  • Judges panel will comprise of City of Adelaide employees and partners, and selected members from the South Australian art industry.
  • The City of Adelaide will not be responsible for any claims associated with the prizes and these will need to be brought to the attention of the supplier.
  • The City of Adelaide will not be responsible for any injury, loss, or damage caused by or in connection with this competition and the participant will hold the City of Adelaide fully harmless. Submitting the entry form constitutes acceptance of these conditions.

There are 2 categories for entries:

  1. Under 18
    • 1 x grand winner
      • $1,000 voucher from Camera House at the Adelaide Central Market
    • 2 x runner-ups
      • $250 voucher each from Camera House at the Adelaide Central Market
  2. 18 and above
    • 1 x grand winner
      • $1,000 voucher from Camera House at the Adelaide Central Market
    • 2 x runner-ups
      • $250 voucher each from Camera House at the Adelaide Central Market

All vouchers are subjected to Camera House's gift cards terms and conditions of use.