Core Rules

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PrintWest 2019

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PrintWest 2019 Judges

Seng Mah is owner and lead instructor at Venture Photography Workshops and Tours. He has an extensive background in teaching and mentoring, having taught in schools, universities and designed courses for educational institutions.

Seng enjoys traveling and through Venture Photography Tours he takes photographers on tours so that he can share his love of these destinations with other like-minded people. He is an accredited professional photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP).  Seng is well known to Clubs for the support he provides across through judging and workshop.  He is a committee member of the West Australian Photographic Judges Association (WAPJA).

Brian Kinson is an English landscape photographer who now resides in the beautiful landscaper’s paradise of the South West. He has photographed many iconic and classical landscapes around the globe, producing fine art prints for homes and businesses. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, he can often be found chasing the light and dramatic skies especially during his favourite inclement weather at some of the most epic settings producing images which evoke emotion and draw a response from viewers.  Brian is also an experienced photographic guide and tutor running workshops and seminars throughout the state. 

Brian is known for his support of Clubs in the South West.  For more info click here for Brian Kinson Landscape Photography

Sue McLeod is known to Clubs in the metro area, regularly asked to judge Photography Competitions and Camera Club Competitions and has been supported WAPF by judging our Interclub and PrintWest the past years. 

Sue McLeod Photography specialises in family portraiture with a passion for photographing babies, toddlers and children; using natural light and a relaxed familiar environment to capture the fleeting, precious and magical moments of childhood innocence and naturalness. In addition, Sue offers one-on-one mentoring in taking "Better Baby Photos" as well as tutoring "Photoshop" and "Basic Camera Craft" to help photographers get the optimum results for their images.

For Sue, the two essential elements of any photograph are light and emotion. A photograph is the result of a moment captured and created to treasure, reflect upon, and savour. Her work has a strong emotive element about it — mainly minimalist in subject and composition, with restrained colours and shapes, resulting in images of simple elegance.

PrintWest 2018 Gallery

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Overall best image 2018,
Olivia Vincent

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Entries to this competition can only be submitted and managed by a club. The Competition Coordinator is Denise Harrison from the Photography Group of Bunbury.  If you have any questions or if you need assistance with entries please contact Denise on 0408 882 174, BEFORE you submit your entry.

1 August 2019 - Entries Open
16 August 2019 - (midnight) Closing date Club’s digital entries
14 September 2019 - Clubs will be informed of acceptances for ROUND 2
26 September 2019 - Last day for files will be accepted by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging (if preferred printer choice)
5 October 2019 - Closing date for delivery of Prints (see mailing/delivery address)
12 October 2019 - Judging of Prints
18 October 2019 - Prints will be hung at the WAPF PhotoWest event in Perth
19 October 2019 - Winners announced at the event dinner

Interclub & PrintWest Competition Rules

There are 2 competitions, one for Monochromatic images the other for Colour images. There is no defined subject, the choice of subject is at the photographer’s discretion.

In addition to the WAPF Core Competition Rules, (Click Here to read those rules), the following specific rules apply.

  1. A club can enter a maximum of 10 images in EACH competition.
  2. Entries per person for EACH competition is limited by the total number of members in a club - as follows:
    • 3 entries per person for clubs with 30 or fewer members
    • 2 entries per person for clubs sized 31 to 70 members
    • 1 entry per person for clubs with 71 or more members
  3. Individuals affiliated with more than one club can only enter once.  The individual must choose a club to represent.
  4. The acceptable date range for 2019 competition is 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019.
  5. The cost of participation is $2 per digital image.

    Round 1 - Digital Entries 
    The image files must be correctly labelled for each competition
    • Category (c = colour, m = mono)
    • Club Code (refer to list for your specific club code)
    • Entrant’s first name and surname (in that order), plus the image title
    • Each word is to be separated by an underscore
    • A category or the competition name cannot be used as the title.
    • Colour:  c_ClubCode_FirstName_Surname_Title.jpg
    • Monochromatic:   m_ClubCode_ FirstName_Surname _Title.jpg

Round 2 - Printed Images
Images are destined to be critically appraised by judges and hung in the exhibition. They need to be light and compact for ease of transportation and display, of a standard size and format for ease of handling and judging and be of materials that will not damage other entries. Furthermore, as judges, peers and the public will view images, both the content and the presentation must be of a high standard. With these requirements in mind, the following rules apply

  1. Prints must be flush mounted on a single board or matted behind a window mount
  2. A window mount matte must be black or white
  3. The external size of the mount must be 40cm x 50cm
  4. The window mount matte and backing board must be the same size
  5. The maximum thickness of the matte, print and backing is 5mm
  6. The maximum visible print size is 40cm x 50cm
  7. The minimum visible print size is 400cm2
  8. All prints and mounts must be affixed permanently using methods and materials that are proven for long term adhesion. Prints that slip on the mount may be excluded from judging or removed from the exhibition.
  9. The matte and backing must be free of hooks, velcro, glue or sticky residue.
  10. Taping of matte edges is not acceptable.
  11. The print is to be labelled on the BACK, TOP LEFT, with the club, title, and photographers name (If previously a digital entry, then the label must contain the same detail as the digital entry)

The Club Representative will be notified of Acceptances for Round 2, by 14 September 2019.

  1. The Club Representative must submit ONE entry of Prints.  (Prints will not be accepted from individual members). 
  2. In addition to the Prints, the Club Representative must include a document listing the prints enclosed so that they can be checked when received, a reply paid post, or phone number of the person who will be responsible for pickup. 
  3. It is the Club’s responsibility to have the prints at Lucy’s home in time, late entries cannot be accepted.  Prints can be mailed or delivered in person by the Club Representative.
  4. The closing date for the receipt of Prints is 5 October 2019. Please ring Lucy on 0422 919 096 to make an appointment if hand delivering prints. The address is - Lucy Mandyczewsky, 22 Gransmoor Way, WILLETON 6155
  5. Prints will be returned to the Club Representative no later than 14 February 2020, unless alternate arrangements have been made with the Competition Coordinator for pickup.
  6. The WAPF will take all care to protect and handle the images, however, cannot be held liable for loss or damage of prints during the process of the event and judging, nor the ensuing safe return.
  7. Images not collected or where no pre-paid post arrangements have been made will be destroyed after 15 February 2020.

Club Codes
Please use the following as your Club Code when naming your images:

ACE     Ace Camera Club
APS     Albany Photographic Society
BEL     Belmont Camera Club
BEV     Beverley Photography Group
BRI      Bridgetown Camera Club
BSN     Busselton Camera Club
BUN     Photography Group of Bunbury 
CRE      Creative Photography 
ESP      Esperance Photographers Club
FOO     Foothills Camera Club
FRE      Fremantle Camera Club
GEM     Gem Camera Club
GEO     Geographe Photographic Group
GER     Geraldton Camera Club
HED     Hedland Camera Club
JUB      Jurien Bay Camera Club
MAH     Mandurah Camera Club
MJP      Manjimup Photo Club
MAR     Margaret River Camera Club
MEL      Melville Camera Club
MER     Merredin Camera Club
MUN     Mundaring Camera Club
NOR     Northam Photography Group
NEX      Northern Exposure Photographers Group
PPG      Peel Photographic Group
PCC      Pin Sharp Camera Club
QUA     Quairading Photo Club
RED      Red Dirt Camera Club 
RPC      Rockingham Photography Club
SOU     Southern Forests Photography Club
SEP      Southern Exposure Photography Group
SVC      Swan Valley Camera Club 
TAG      The Aperture Group
UPS      Western Australia Underwater Photographic Society
WAG     Wagin Camera Club
WAC     Western Australia Camera Club
WPC     Westside Photography Club
WOR    Workshop Camera Club 
WLK     Walkabout Photo Club

Upload 2019 Colour Entries   Upload 2019 Mono Entries

To see last year's gallery of shortlisted images Click Here