The WAMM Competition will not be run in 2022


Western Australian Museum

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WAMM Competition/Exhibition  “Change”

Our world is transforming, sometimes evolving but also regressing. This can be through development, such as growth, building and renewal, but also degeneration: ruining by the actions of man or decomposing as a result of nature.

Your image needs to show the effect of a change to our state, Western Australia, and indicate in its one word title the sort of change that is happening.

Members of WAPF affiliated camera clubs are invited to enter this competition by submitting digital images. A panel of WAPJA judges will select the 50 finalists, which will be printed by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging and exhibited at the WA Maritime Museum. All finalists will receive the matted print of their entry. The winning entry will be chosen by the judging panel and announced at the prize presentation ceremony. Visitors to the museum will be invited to submit votes for a People’s Choice prize.


Digital Entries open 8 August 2021

Digital entries close 19 September 2021

Images judged and finalists chosen by 29 September 2021

Last day for acceptance of high resolution files. 8 October 2021

Exhibition of finalists’ prints at WAMM opens 30 October 2021

Prize presentation and exhibition closure 28 November 2021


The Prize.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV 14-150mm Lens Kit– RRP $1799

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There are two parts to the competition: 

Round 1 

Entries will be shortlisted to identify the finalists, which will be printed and matted by Fitzgeralds and exhibited at WAMM. Digital entries to comply with WAPF Core Rules 

Opening date for Digitals 8 Aug 2021.

Closing Date Digitals 19 Sept  2021.

Up to 50 Finalists’ images will be chosen by a panel of judges.

Finalists to return High-Resolution images for printing by 8 Oct 2021.

Round Two

Finalists’ images will be printed and matted by Fitzgeralds, and then the Finalist prints will be exhibited at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. 

WA Maritime Museum “Change” Exhibition: 30 Oct - 28 Nov 2021

Award Presentation Ceremony 28 November 10:30 am at WA Maritime Museum

A winning image will be chosen by a judging panel from the digital images. The winner will be presented with the above prize. In addition, there will be a People’s Choice competition with votes from visitors to the exhibition with a small prize.

Rules and Requirements:


In addition to the Core rules the following specific rules apply: 

  1. Entry Fee of $5.00 per digital image entered, a maximum of 4 entries can be entered. 
  2. Images shall be taken in Western Australia.
  3. Images shall have been taken after 8 August 2019.
  4. File names shall be of the format: Author’s name_Image Title_Location of image.JPG. Note that the underscore characters (_) act as column separators when the file names are imported into a spreadsheet.
  5. High-resolution files and a payment of $30 [TBD] must be provided for the shortlisted images, to pay for printing and matting at Fitzgeralds. 
  6. The High-resolution files shall have the same filename as the original digital image. 
  7. The main prize will be awarded to an image selected by a panel of judges. 
  8. A secondary prize will be awarded by popular vote (Peoples’ Choice) of visitors to the exhibition.