PHOTOS

Enter the 2020 Hunter Photo Prize: Entry details and closing date for this year's coveted Newcastle & Hunter photography prize

WINNER: Nicole Kearney's image of children Billy and Coral at Salamander Bay took out the main prize last year. Picture: Nicole Kearney
WINNER: Nicole Kearney's image of children Billy and Coral at Salamander Bay took out the main prize last year. Picture: Nicole Kearney

ARE you a natural when it comes to capturing the moment?

Well, here's your shot at instant frame.

The Newcastle Herald and other Australian Community Media newspapers across the Hunter are searching again for our best backyard photographer.

The annual Hunter Photography Prize is open to residents of the Hunter Region.

As in previous years, to be eligible your main source of income cannot be derived from photography.

Photographs must either be taken in the region or feature Hunter people. You can take your pictures with anything ranging from a Box Brownie to an iPhone 11.

The overall winner will collect the 2020 Hunter Photography Prize. Our judges will select the winner as well as a highly commended entrant. The judges' decisions are final. A readers' choice award will be voted via newcastleherald.com.au.

A selection of entries will be published in print editions and/or on the websites of the Herald and other mastheads, including the Maitland Mercury, Port Stephens Examiner, Singleton Argus, Lakes Mail, Newcastle & Lake Macquarie Star, Cessnock's Advertiser, Dungog Chronicle, Muswellbrook Chronicle, Scone Advocate and Hunter Valley News.

Winners receive camera prize packages from Domayne @ Harvey Norman Kotara.

First prize is a Fuji X-A3 Mirrorless camera with a 16-50mm lens (valued at $949), plus 500 prints.

The winner of the Highly Commended prize will receive a Nikon D3500 SLR with 18-55mm lens kit ($698), plus 300 prints.

The Readers' Choice winner will win a Nikon B500 Ultra Zoom Camera 16MP with 40x zoom ($398), plus 200 free prints.

By entering the competition, a person is stating the photograph was taken by them and that they own the copyright. The photographer gives Australian Community Media and the associated titles permission to publish their submitted photographs in any form, including print, online, book, calendar or exhibition. The photographer retains the copyright.

To enter, email photoprize@austcommunitymedia.com.au (maximum five photos, as JPEG attachments). Include your name, address, phone number, photo title, and a brief description of the image explaining who or what is in the picture as well as the date and location.

Write your name and "Hunter Photography Prize" in the subject field. Please note that not all photo entries will be published. Photos must be minimum 500kb and maximum of 2mb. Australian Community Media reserves the right to crop a photograph.

The judges will include Newcastle Herald senior photographer Simone De Peak, Newcastle Herald editor Heath Harrison, Newcastle Herald senior deputy editor Lisa Allan and Newcastle Herald digital journalist Simon McCarthy, as well as Hunter Communities editor Anna Wolf, Lower Hunter editor Rick Allen and Upper Hunter editor Rod Thompson.

The competition closes at 5pm on January 23, 2020.

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