Think you can capture the West Coast?
Got a camera?
Of course you do. We need to have a quick word.
We all know the West Coast is a pretty amazing place to live and work.
Across all the seasons, there’s something about life here that sets the West Coast apart: the understated tranquility; the raw emotions; the weird and wonderful spirit; the unhurried adventures.
So, to show off how good we have it, we’re hosting a photo competition - but as this is the West Coast, things are a little different.
We’re encouraging everyone of all ages, whether you use an antique field camera or an iPhone, shoot landscapes or portraits, to capture that west-of-centre feeling of life in the West Coast.
Selected photos will be featured on the official West Coast Instagram account @westcoasttas, exhibited on the West Coast in October 2020 and elgible for some great prizes.
If you have an itchy shutter finger and would like to show off what the West Coast means to you, start shooting and sharing today.
Submissions close September 7, 2020.
* in line with government policies regarding COVID-19, we ask all participants to adhere to travel policies and recommended social distancing and hygiene practices. Photographs taken before restrictions may be shared and included in the competition showcase.
West Coast Youth – sponsored by For The People
- Under 14 ($200 photography equipment)
- Under 16 ($500 photography equipment)
- Under 18 ($1000 photography equipment)
West Coast Award – sponsored by Granville Wind Farm ($1000)
- Winning entry from a West Coast resident
- Winning entry from person living outside the West Coast
Student’s Choice Award – sponsored by West Coast Council ($250)
- Winning entry as selected by West Coast school students
Short answers to common questions
How do I submit?
Easy. Share your images on Instagram using the hashtag #westcoasttas and tagging @westcoasttas
What if I’m not on Instagram?
Not a problem. Images can be emailed to email@example.com. Images should be at least 3MB.
Will I get paid?
No. But it’s likely someone will shout you a drink after discovering you’re a famous photographer.
Will I be famous?
If your photograph is used in the West Coast’s social media feeds or digital accounts, your name/handle will be credited. Also, see above.
Will my image be featured elsewhere?
Selected images may used to support the West Coast brand to attract and retain people living and working on the West Coast; to showcase a cohesive West Coast identity for visitor economy marketing; and to build awareness of West Coast’s creative communities.
T & Cs
- Hashtagging your images with #westcoasttas does not guarantee that your content will be shared or selected for exhibition.
- Submissions will be moderated. West Coast Council reserves the right not to accept, share, post or exhibit the content for any reason or remove the content for any reason at any time, at our discretion.
- West Coast Council will seek permission for use of your image
- The competition commences on 1 August 2020 at midday (EST) and concludes on 7 September 2020 at midday (EST). A panel will then select a series of entries for exhibition in October 2020. The panel selection decision is final.
Spion Kop Lookout
Named after a battle in the Boer War, climb this short but steep walkway to enjoy fantastic 360 degree views of Queenstown. With some mining and heritage exhibits along the way and interpretation information at the top to help you learn the names of key landmarks, Spion Kop can help you truly appreciate Queenstown.
Iron Blow Lookout
The Iron Blow is the site of the earliest major mining venture at Mount Lyell, back in 1883. The lookout gives a vertigo-inducing view of a landscape scarred by historical mining activity. Walk out onto a cantilevered lookout offering fantastic views over the former open cut mine and the Linda Valley.
Donaghys Hill Lookout
Enjoy wilderness views of mountain tops and the Franklin River after this short walk. The track climbs a hill at an easy grade and lands you perched and protected on a rocky lookout point where superb wilderness views will keep your camera busy.