By Darren Stones
The 2012 Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photography Awards entry form is now available. The photography exhibition will be held in Grenfell, New South Wales on Friday 8 June to Monday 11 June, 2012, and I urge fellow photographers to enter and visit Grenfell during the festival.
Who can participate
The awards are open to all Australian citizens, professional photographers, emerging photographers, enthusiast photographers and student photographers.
Here is a link to the entry form. I suggest you save a copy to your computer and print it.
Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photography Awards Entry Form
There are nine categories:
- Science and Nature
- Abstract and Fine Art
- Under 18
- Emerging Photographer
- People's Choice
The major award is the festival statuette, which is sculptured by Michael Mandelc. It is cast in bronze and depicts Henry Lawson’s famous poem “The Drovers Wife”. This prestigious award is presented to the highest scoring print and the overall winner of the competition, which may be the winner of any category.
Denise Yates and I will be co-judging all categories of the competition on Saturday June 2, 2012, in Grenfell. Denise and I are Accredited Members of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP.
Enter and Visit
I highly encourage photographers to enter the competition and visit Grenfell for the exhibition. The exhibition will be located at 117 Main Street, Grenfell. I won the festival statuette in 2008 and I'm continually inspired and motivated by being involved in this great arts festival.
Travel Photography Workshop
As part of the festival, I will be conducting the 2012 Grenfell Festival Travel Photography Workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday June 9, 2012 at 8.30-11.30am. Places are limited to 10, so be quick to secure your place. See the Workshops page on this site for further information.