WAPF invite affiliated club members to participate in competitions and exhibitions which are held at various intervals across each year.  Some competitions are open to individual members, such as ClickWest and In My View, others may be Club Competitions, such as PrintWest.

Participating in competitions and attending the events where the images are displayed allows members to see the very best images members are creating.  It is also an opportunity to see trends and advances in technique and product associated with the creation of photography as an art form.

Important Competition Downloads

The WAPF has adopted a set of common or 'Core Rules' that apply generally to competitions.  However, our competitions may have additional or modified rules specific to that competition.   These will be detailed in the specific competition information.  You must read the Core Rules in association with the Competiton Rules.  Click here to read the Generic/Core Competition Rules     

WAPF Model Agreement  The WAPF has created a basic Model release form for use by clubs or individuals wishing to obtain written permission from models to use their images.

In My View 2020

 Entries open for Photographers on April 1st

In My View is more than photography competition.  It is a competition that aims to demonstrate how the story of a photograph is seen through the eye of the beholder. Amateur photographers will be encouraged to submit their best work, specifically photographs they believe tell a great story.

Twenty images are shortlisted as finalists.  Writers are invited to create a story in prose or poetry inspired by one of these images. The resultant body of work, being photographs with an accompanying story, are published in abook.

The topic for 2020 is “Searching”

To find out more click here

Key Dates

Photo Entries open April 1st
Photo Entries Close June 6th
Presentaation event Friday 20 November 2020

PrintWest 2020

Key Dates for 2020

  • Club entries Open Aug 1
  • Club entries close Aug 14
  • Accepances announced Sept 13
  • Closing date for Prints delivery to WAPF Oct 4
  • Prints exhibited at PhotoWest, Pemberton Oct 16th


 The following links are provided for 2019 results
Gallery of finalist images
Summary of 2019 club scores  
Complete list of interclub individual scores

To engage participation and social interaction between member clubs across the state and to promote the value of a printed image, each year WAPF invites clubs to participate in an interclub competition, resulting in PrintWest.
The competition cannot be entered directly by individuals.  Images are preselected by their club and submitted as a Club Entry.  There are two outcomes associated with each of these competitions.  As an Interclub Competition, clubs will be winners.  Photographers of images shortlisted are invited to provide a print of their image.  The printed picture will be judged and individuals awarded.

ClickWest 2020

Competition 2020 

The goal of the ClickWest digital photography competition 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.  

To get you shooting for 2020 here are the topics

Landscape - Open - Any 'scape' that includes a component of the Earth's surface

Portrait - Environmental - An image about a living person involved in an activity

Mono - Street Photography - An image about a chance encounter and/or random incident within a public place

Close Up - Living Thing/s - An image that reflects the small/fine detail of a living thing (excluding humans). 
To clarify, the subject must be alive at the time the photo was taken.

Cliick Her,e to see the 2019 winning images.

Key Dates for 2020

  • Entries Open May 15
  • Deadline for entries has been extended to midnight Sunday 21 June due to newly received sponsorship obligations.
  • Acceptances July 21st
  • Awards night and final judging Online Zoom meeting July 24th


For more information CLICK HERE

WAMM 2020

My Country

WAMM smaller

Key Dates

  • Entries Open June 26
  • Entries Close Aug 8
  • Exhibited at the West Australian Maritime Museum Sept 19
  • Presentation and awards Oct 25th at WAMM 

Click here for more info