Show off nature’s best side with SANParks Photo Competition 2018

2018-06-12 13:30 - Kavitha Pillay
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Show off nature’s best side with SANParks Photo co

Show off nature’s best side with SANParks Photo competition 2018. Photo: iStock

Have you recently been on a photo frenzy at one of South Africa’s National Parks? Do you believe your snapshot of nature and wildlife deserves to be shared on a platform even bigger than your Instagram account?

If yes, then now’s your chance to expose your creative photos and stand a chance of winning big in the annual SANParks Photo Competition 2018.

Every year, South African National Parks (SANParks) hosts a competition that gives the Parks’ visitors a chance to showcase the spectacular moments in nature they’ve captured at the Parks.

SEE: PICS: Stunning images from the SANParks Photo Competition

“The competition caters for everyone - whether you are an avid photographer with specialised camera equipment or you prefer to capture your experiences with your mobile phone,” says SANParks, encouraging its Parks’ visitors to showcase their sightings at the national parks.

Entries for this year’s competition is currently open and closes on 31 July 2018.

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Submit photos in the following categories

The competition consists of two divisions, each with four categories.

A. DSLR:

  • Fauna & Flora - wildlife activity, animal portraits, birds, insects, flowers, trees, etc.
  • Landscapes - includes seascapes, mountains and viewpoints.
  • Lifestyle - families, couples, youth and people engaging in park activities.
  • Photo stories - a series of three to five images, telling a story of an event, activity or sighting within a national park.

B. Compact cameras and mobile phone:

  • Fauna & Flora - wildlife activity, animal portraits, birds, insects, flowers, trees, etc.
  • Landscapes - includes seascapes, mountains and viewpoints.
  • Lifestyle - families, couples, youth and people engaging in park activities.
  • Photo stories - a series of three to five images, telling a story of an event, activity or sighting within a national park.

Amazing prizes to be won:

  • 1st Prize: 2018 Toyota Landcruiser 76.
  • 2nd Prize: Free fuel from Total South Africa for one year valued at R24 000.
  • 3rd Prize: Two nights’ accommodation for two at a national park of your choice.

In addition, category winners will each receive a Total South Africa free fuel card to the value of R500, a Wild Card and Total goodies hamper.

SEE: PICS: SANParks 2017 photography finalists capture SA's fauna & flora beautifully

How to enter?

Those who wish to enter must email their entries to mailto:sanphotocomp@gmail.com before 23:00 on 31 July 2018. Only emailed submissions will be accepted.

Click here for all the entry details including photo specifications, as well as the competition T’s and C’s.

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A judging panel will select the Top 5 images per category from all qualifying entries.

The public can then vote for their favourite photos on the SANParks website between 27 August 2018 – 8 September 2018.

Final winners will be announced on 10 September 2018 during the opening of SA National Parks Week, and winners will be notified by 14 September 2018.