What a fantastic response! Almost 800 photographs were submitted to the inaugural ‘Images of Jirdarup 2020’ photography competition.
Our expert judges, including the amazing @georgina_steytler, have selected the 60 best photos (15 in each category). Finalists will be advised this week. 🍾 Prize winners will be announced on 20th November.
The exhibition will run for 3 weeks from 6th-25th November at @kentstreetgallery. Come along to vote for the Rotary Victoria Park People’s Choice Award!
The wait is almost over! Good luck to the entrants and see you at the exhibition where you can marvel at the truly wonderful images of Jirdarup.
Thanks go to our Exhibition Sponsors @perthprolab, @ilfordimaging, @kentstreetgallery and @townofvicpark.
The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland is a community group of volunteers based around Victoria Park. We are dedicated to the preservation of Jirdarup Bushland Precinct which includes Kensington Bushland, George St Reserve and Kent St Sandpit. We organize community events as well as planting and weeding days each year.
Our aim is to help the community connect with nature through protecting, regenerating and revegetating the Jirdarup Bushland Precinct.
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Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, with ‘Bush Forever’ site Kensington Bushland at its heart, is a rare slice of remnant banksia-jarrah woodlands tucked away in Victoria Park. A hidden natural treasure and biodiversity hot spot, Jirdarup means ‘Place of Birds’ in the Nyoongar language. It is home to 62 species of birds, as well as 14 species of reptiles and over 200 plant species. Get creative and immerse yourself in photographing the wealth of Jirdarup’s flora, fauna, and landscapes.
The Bushland entry points are from Etwell Street, George Street and Baron Hay Court. There is free parking, wide pathways, and dog walking is permitted. Disabled access is via Baron-Hay Court entrance. You can take photos from the public access areas in Jirdarup Bushland, but please don’t jump the fences.
Entry into the competition is open to everyone except for the competition judges and organisers, and their immediate families.
Entrants in the Junior photographer category must be 17 years or younger (by close of entries, 30 September 2020), and may enter photos that fit any of the three nature categories.
Photos submitted must be taken from within the public pathways and participants who fail to meet this requirement will be disqualified.
A total prize pool of $3,000 is on offer, courtesy of our valued sponsors.
The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of $500 and the runner up will receive $100 in cash or vouchers.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a Gala Awards night held on Friday the 20th of November at the Kent Street Gallery, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts.
Our expert panel of judges includes the internationally-renowned nature photographer Georgina Steytler. The judges will select the shortlisted images and choose a winner and runner-up for each of the four categories based on composition, creativity, technical quality, and overall impression (wow factor). The judges’ decisions are final.
The Rotary Club People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Victoria Park, will be chosen by the public visiting the exhibition at the Kent Street Gallery.
Note: Copyright of all entries will be retained by the photographer. The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland may negotiate on the use of winning images for promotional purposes.
The best photographs will be selected for public exhibition. Finalists will be notified in October and will be asked to supply high resolution images of the shortlisted photos for printing.
When: Friday 6th to Wednesday 25th November 2020
Where: Kent Street Gallery, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts Gallery, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park
Awards Night: Winners will be announced at an invitation-only Gala Awards night on Friday the 20th November and results will be published the following day.
Note: Event subject to change based on applicable government Covid-19 restrictions.
All photographs featured here were taken in Jirdarup Bushland by Robert Audcent (FoJB member and one of the judges).