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Chief Steward: Allyson Gardener Phone: 0438 913328

Assistant Steward: Brooke Taylor

The Photography Section express purpose is for all persons to participate and compete on an even

amateur level, therefore “professional” photographers (ABN holder, person receiving a

commission/reward for photos) are encouraged not to enter.

  • All entries are to be the original work of the exhibitor, must be a single image from an original camera capture and all copyright laws must be complied with.

  • Each entry may only be entered in one class – no duplicate or cropped copies.

  • All entries are to be permanently mounted on plain or coloured board of reasonable stiffness and have at least a 1cm (0.5in) border for display with a maximum size of ½ A4 sheet.

  • Do not glue photos. Double sided tape only to be used.

  • Owner’ name is not to be visible when viewing entry as displayed. Entrant details - name and postal address, are to be printed in neat and legible block letters on the back of the entry.

  • Name of location and details (building/monument/feature/scene/event) are to be placed on front of entry in class 3703 and are to be neat and legible.

  • Framed entries will not be accepted.

  • Entries lodged by post are to be submitted with a stamped self-addressed envelope for their return together with any respective prize monies.

  • Entries must be received by 3pm on Tuesday 12 March 2024 at the Show Secretary’s Office Oakey Showgrounds. Entries may be collected after 4pm on Saturday 16 March 2024. Entries not collected by 5pm Saturday 16 March 2024, will no longer remain the responsibility of the Show Society.

  • All entries that are non-compliant to the above will not be eligible for judging.

  • Unlabelled photos in class 3703 will not be eligible for judging.

  • Winning entries from previous years are not eligible for judging.

  • Chief Steward reserves the right to re-classify entries prior to judging

  • 5 entries ONLY per class

Entry Fee: 60c per photo. Maximum of $15 entry fees per person for any number of entries.

Prizes: First $3, Second $2, Third $1 (unless otherwise stated).

If only one entry in class, judge may not award prize. Less than ten (10) entries in class, third prize

may not be awarded. Judges decision is final.

The Oakey A. P. & R. Society Inc. reserves the right to use entries for Oakey Show promotional and publicity purposes as decided by the Oakey A. P. & R. Society Inc. Management Committee.

As a guide, judges look for the following:

a. Visual Appeal: colour, lighting, composition, special effects, tonal range, definition and clarity.

b. Content: subject has intrinsic interest to the general public, or has recognizable significant meaning as portrayed.

c. Originality: fresh ideas, interpretation, wit, sensitivity.

d. Technical and Logistic Accomplishment: shows evidence of skill and effort in capturing difficult or fleeting subject, juxtaposing free ranging components, being at the right place at the right time, etc.

e. A really good photo.




3701    Animal study (birds, dogs, cats, fish, insects, etc.)

3702   Farm Life or Rural Scene

3703   Australian Landscape – Name of feature/scene and location

           (no third prize)

3704   Floral Garden study

3705   Waterscape

3706   Weather Aspects – sunrise, sunset, clouds etc

3707   Transportation – any type

3708   Individual Portrait

3709   Couple / Family Portrait

3710   Black and White

3711    People / person at work or play

3712   Action – Any Sporting activity

3713   Night time - after sunset and before sunrise

3714   Oakey Event (last 12 months)

3715   Looking up

3716   Colour - Red

3717   All other photos

JUNIOR A SECTION – Year 7 to Year 12:

3718   Portrait

3719   Animal study (birds, dogs, cats, fish, insects, etc.)

3720  Waterscape

3721   Weather Aspects – sunrise, sunset, clouds etc

3722   All other photos

JUNIOR B SECTION – Kindy to Year 6:

3723   Favourite photo

3724   Family pet/s

3725   All other photos


3726   Multiple. Four 6x4 photos on one mount that tell a story

Prizes: First $5, Second $3.

OPEN CHAMPION: Ribbon and $50.00. Bob Steinberg Memorial Trophy donated by Noal Kuhl.



MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR: $20  awarded to the exhibitor with the highest number of points, calculated by;

First = 3, Second = 2, Third = 1.

Photography 2024

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