The competition has the following five categories::

  • Life in Kalamunda
  • Scapes
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Open
  • Junior

Life in Kalamunda

Images entered in this category should, first and foremost, strive to capture the lifestyle that is unique to the Shire of Kalamunda. Photographers are encouraged to visit the Shire and creatively showcase their interpretation of the lifestyle.


This is a large and diverse category that includes landscape, seascape and cityscape (urban landscape).

Flora and Fauna

A simple definition of this category would be, flora is plant life and fauna is animals. Just remember there are strict guidelines to which you must adhere and there is very limited digital manipulation allowed. Changes can be made as long as “the natural history of the scene at the moment of capture” is maintained; however, changes are limited to the following: dust-spotting, exposure, contrast and tonality, white balance correction, cropping to a maximum of 50% of the original image; and sharpening. You may not add anything to the image, although you may remove both major and minor distracting elements as long as “the natural history of the scene at the moment of capture” is maintained.


As the title of this category suggests, anything goes here; feel free to show us your creativity in capturing a winning image or your skill in working in the digital darkroom. Manipulate your image to your hearts desire.


In this section, junior photographers can shoot pretty much anything they like. The judges will look favourably on those who can demonstrate a level of creativity and technical expertise commensurate with this age group. This category is included to encourage young photographers to venture out, find potential winning images and demonstrate their skill in capturing that image.

Photographers who wish to enter the ‘Junior’ category of the competition must be 16 years or under on the 7 Aug 2017.