W.A. Orchid Spectacular Conference & Show
Perth, Western Australia
5th & 6th August 2017

Under the Auspices of

Western Australian Regional Orchid Organisation

Hosted by the Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society

Theme "Scarborough Fair"

Photographic Competition

Sponsored by

The Conference Committee of the W.A. Orchid Spectacular Conference & Show, being held at The Rendezvous Hotel, 5th - 6th August 2017 is pleased to invite entries into an open orchid photographic competition.

Please Note Rule Changes: There is no limit to entries and the close off date is extended to 14th July.

The competition is to provide an opportunity for the Community and Orchid enthusiasts interested in the arts, to create awareness and beauty of both native (species) and hybrid orchids. And is open to all interested photographers amateur or professional, aged 12 yrs and over.

The competition is to promote creativity and artistic excellence, and to provide amateur and professional photographers with the opportunity to display their work.

Selected works will be displayed at the W.A. Orchid Spectacular Conference & Show being held at the Rendezvous Hotel, West Coast Hwy, Scarborough 5th - 6th August 2017.

Entries are judged individually in one of the following categories:
*Black & White

Entry Rules & Conditions:
The W.A. Orchid Spectacular Conference & Show is open to anyone over 12 yrs of age.
Entries per artist, per category will be unlimited.
The same photograph cannot be submitted into more than one category.

Photographs will be judged on:
*artistic excellence
*originality in conception

Entries must be:
*the original work of the artist
*photographic in nature and all components must be made in a camera
*entered into a specific category, either
"Black & White" or "Colour"
*submitted mounted on foam board of A4 or 8 x 12 inches in size
*either with or without a mat. This is optional - see example below.
*labelled on the back of the foam board with the title of the work.
*address, (if required to be returned provide a self addressed, stamped suitably sized envelope)
*artist's Name
*daytime telephone number &
*email address

All entries must be posted to :
The W.A. Orchid Spectacular Conference & Show, 3 Ash Court Armadale WA 6112

Entries Close
All photographs must be delivered no later than 14th July 2017.
These must be delivered to the above address.

Photographs must be entered in either "Colour" or "Black & White" and the same photograph can not be entered in both categories

The Judging Panel consists of representatives from the Western Australian Photographic Judges Association.

Only the finalists, as identified by the judges and exceptionally photographed orchids displaying their natural beauty, as selected by the Organising Committee, will be displayed.

Public use of Photographs
It is not expected that any entry in The W.A. Orchid Spectacular Conference & Show Photographic Competition 2017 and the artistic work embodied in the entries will be used for any future promotion of W.A. Orchid Spectacular and in any of its publications, however the Conference Organisers reserve the right to use any submitted entry and be provided with a digital image of the entry on request. The entry title and artist's name be acknowledged in all publications of the image and the artist retains copyright.

Opening of Display
7pm Friday 4th August 2017.

Photographic work will be displayed at:
Rendezvous Hotel Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th August 2017 inclusive.

All care is taken in exhibiting the works but the organisers of the W.A. Orchid Spectacular Conference & Show takes no responsibility for the damages that may inadvertently occur. Insurance is the responsibility of the entrant.


Framing of photographs