ClickWest 2018 Competition

Has passed, but if you want info on rules, topics etc Click Here

To find out more about the 2018 weekend event Click Here


2018 ClickWest

Click on Jason Matz's portfolio below to go the the Gallery

1st - Jason Matz -GEM

If you would like to look back at the 2018 Competition & Event Click Here



Photography Competition

The goal of ClickWest is to recognise and celebrate diversity across various genres of photography and to identify and reward individuals who have excelled across multiple genres through the portfolio prize.

Since inception, there has been a significant prize pool.  As ClickWest 2018 has just concluded, we will update this page with prize and sponsor details closer to the opening date for entries, sometime early in 2019. At this stage, we would like to share the 2019 topics so that you can start working on capturing and creating images.

There are four categories in the competition and within each category; there is a set topic, with a refined description. Please ensure that you consider the descriptions carefully as images that do not comply with the objective may be disqualified.

Landscape Category
Topic - After Sunset, Before Sunrise
Definition - “An image about an environment, natural or manmade, captured after the sun has set or before it has risen.  A portion of the sky must be visible in the image.  People and/or animals may be included but must not be the subject or dominate the scene."

Monochromatic Category
Topic - Solitude
Definition - “An image that gives the viewer the impression of being the only person in an environment.  The environment can be manmade or natural.  No people to be included in  the image."

Portraiture Category
Topic - Relationships
Definition - “An image about the relationship between 2 or more people, a person/s and an animal, or a person and an object."

Close Up Category
Topic - Inorganic
Definition - “An image which displays detail not usually observable by the human eye of an inorganic subject."

Note - Inorganic materials are generally derived from non-living sources, such as rocks or minerals.   To assist in finding potential subjects for this competition, in addition to the more obvious geological forms in nature, consider detailed observations of, for example, concrete, rust, metals, glass, ceramics.  


ClickWest Competition Rules 2019

  1. The competition is open to amateur photographers who are financial members of a club affiliated with the WAPF.  For the purpose of this competition, a professional photographer is considered to be either an AIPP member (Student or Full) or an individual whose photography is their prime source of income.
  2. All elements of an image need to be photographic in origin and captured/created by the author, including all developing/post production, within the 12-month period before the closing date for entries (To be confirmed).
  3. Images entered, regardless of category, must have been taken on different occasions and/or of a different subject matter, as the intent of our competitions is to showcase unique, content-diverse pictures. 

    If two images are considered to be of the same subject, we will attempt to contact the photographer to discuss this, but if contact cannot be made before the closing date of the competition, the first received will be retained and the other/s disqualified.

  4. Images previously entered into ANY other WAPF Competition cannot be entered.  Rule 3 will be applied to similar images entered in previous competitions.
  5. Maximum 2 entries per category. A portfolio is created when you enter an image in each of the 4 categories.
    • The portfolio prize points will be taken from the highest scoring image by the competitor in each of the 4 Categories regardless of the order of entry.  If a second portfolio is created, the lower scores in each category will be applied.
  6. A Monochromatic image must be an image toned with a SINGLE hue or, Black & White.
  7. Images cannot be watermarked or logo embedded.
  8. The image must not reflect any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law either of the Jurisdiction or any other country whose laws may apply to the entry (Evidence of licenses, permits, model release forms etc, must be provided on request or your image may be disqualified).
  9. Copyright remains with the entrant but the entrant agrees that the WAPF may have limited license to use any entered image for WAPF promotional purposes, either online or in print. If used, the photographer will be credited, though, no logos or watermarks will be applied.

  10. Entries that may not comply with the rules or topic will be considered by the Competition Coordinator and/or Review Committee before they are disqualified.
  11. Judges and Review Committee decisions will be final, no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
  12. There will be no refund of entry fees for entries deemed to be ineligible and disqualified.

  13. All Prizes must be taken as offered.
  14. Files must contain full EXIF data so that the date of capture can be confirmed.
  15. File Specifications Digital Images
    • Images to be sized no more than 1920 pixels wide AND no more than 1080 pixels high
    • Resolution is 72 (ppi) 
    • Maximum file size shall be 1.5 MB
    • The colour space for all entries to be sRGB
    • The file format is to be JPEG 
  16. The image files must be correctly labelled in the following format
    • Entrant’s first name, surname, image title and category. For example, Joe_Citizen_Cable_Beach_Landscape
    • Each word is to be separated by an underscore
    • The category cannot be used as the title
    • To ensure consistency the category is to be exclusively recorded as
      • Landscape
      • Mono
      • Portrait
      • Closeup
  17. High Resolution Files are to be provided, on request, for images shortlisted as finalists.
  18. By entering the Competition, you will be required to acknowledge that you have read and understand the rules of this competition and warrant that:

    • The entry is your original work; 
    • All details provided with the entry are true and accurate;
    • You have all necessary rights and authorities to grant WAPF the rights to use my images as outlined in the Conditions of Entry;
    • Use of the entry by WAPF, in accordance with the Conditions of Entry, will not infringe the rights of any third party;
    • Your entry does not breach ANY law, including, including but not limited to laws relating to use of drones, minors and photographing people in public places.
  19. Only entries uploaded and submitted via the WAPF online entry form will be accepted.
  20. Entries close midnight, To be confirmed.
  21. Payment must be made by PayPal at the time the entry is submitted.  The fee for 2018 was  
    • 1 image           $30
    • 2 images         $45
    • 3 images         $57
    • 4 images         $65
    • 5 images         $95
    • 6 images         $110
    • 7 images         $122
    • 8 images         $130

Entries will not open until 1 February - at which time the Entry Form will be added.