Moved by Nature Photo Competition

Calling all amateur photographers – share your pictures on social media from visits to Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Booderee, Christmas Island, Pulu Keeling and Norfolk Island National Parks, using #OzParksPics, to be part of our online exhibition and chance to win the Parks Trust 2021 photo of the year.

We are looking for those pictures that capture what moved you – that made you feel connected with the wonder and beauty of nature in these spectacular places.

Each month we will showcase the most popular pics on our OzParksPics online exhibition and share with our social media community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is a great chance to share your beautiful moments in nature.

Prize

If your photo is most liked (as voted on social media) you will win $750 cash and a unique conservation experience at the park of your choice featured in the competition (for 2 people, courtesy of our partner, Parks Australia).

Competition closes 30 November 2021, with the winner announced in December.

How to participate

  • Share your images on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Tag your photos taken at the National Parks with #OzParksPics
  • Include the location and a short story about why you are sharing

Our team will regularly review pics posted with #OzParksPics, and if the pic meets the terms and conditions below, will share it on the Parks Trusts social media platforms.

Once we share your pic, you’re entered in the competition.

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to all amateur photographers, wherever you live. Your classified as an ‘amateur’ if you don’t get paid to take photographs.

  • So we can celebrate 2021 ‘moved by nature’ moments, please limit pics to those taken between March to November 2021.

  • You can enter as many times as you like.

  • Images must be the original and exclusive work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any third party.

  • By tagging #OzParksPics you give permission for us to share your pics and content, crediting your handle. Entrants retain copyright of all submitted pics but, as a condition of entry, you grant the NPCT free, global, non-exclusive licence to use, with full acknowledgment, your images in their printed and online publications and promotional material.

  • Please do not include people in your pics. Any pics with people will not be shared or included in the competition – as we do not want to share images of people without their permission.

  • Please do not enter restricted areas or take actions that pose a risk to you or others. The NPCT will not be held responsible for any entrant taking a photo in circumstances that pose a risk of personal injury or legal implications.

  • The Parks Trust reserves the right to not share pics with #OzParksPics, and thereby exclude the pic from the competition, if considered inappropriate.

  • Entries will be judged by a popular vote on social media channels Facebook and Twitter.

  • We will contact you via social media if you are voted the most liked photo for the month. - To feature on our website as the monthly finalist you must send us a jpeg file of at least 1 Mb and no more than 4 Mb to hello@parkstrust.org.au

  • All monthly winners will receive NPCT certificates of achievement.

  • Competition closes 30 November 2021, with the winner announced in December.

  • The winner will receive $750 cash and a unique conservation experience at the park of their choice featured in the competition (for 2 people, courtesy of our partner, Parks Australia).

    • The winner will be contacted by the Parks Trust to agree timing of the conservation experience. This needs to be booked in 2022 and expires on 31 December 2022. Travel costs to the park for the conservation experience are not included.
  • The NPCT will make reasonable efforts to conduct the competition as outlined but will not be liable for any loss in the event the competition is rescheduled, modified or cancelled.

Questions?

Requests for further information should be directed to hello@parkstrust.org.au