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.

PrintWest 2024

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.

Key Dates for 2024

  • Club entries open: 28 June 2024
  • Club entries close: 12 JUly 2024
  • Latest date accepances announced 5 August 2024
  • Closing date for entries printed by Fitzgeralds - 9 August 2024
  • Closing date for Prints delivery to WAPF - 23 August 2024
  • Prints exhibited at PhotoWest, 13 to 15 September 2024