Gungahlin Environment Photo Competition

Sarah_CC 17 April 2008 16

The Conservation Council is running a photography competition, which is open to absolutely everyone, with the theme ‘Our Gungahlin Environment’. The twelve winning photos will be published in the beautiful 2008 Gungahlin Environment Calendar, which will be available for FREE! If you live in Gungahlin, or if you enjoy visiting Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves, make sure you visit to get full entry details, and get clicking!

Entries close: Wednesday, 31 October 2007.

Questions? Just contact Sarah at the Conservation Council at bushcare(at), or 02 6229 3210.

Please pass this message on to anyone you know who owns a camera and/or lives in Gungahlin!


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16 Responses to Gungahlin Environment Photo Competition
Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore 8:38 am 10 Oct 07

Hence my If I stand to lose more than I win (Especially if I do not win the competition overall) then I do not enter.

I have plenty of Gunners photos – ill certainly be entering.

Maelinar Maelinar 7:42 am 10 Oct 07

If you don’t like their conditions – don’t enter.

Whingeing on this site may make you feel better, but the constant rambling about merits/demerits of aspects of photography is giving this place a week old cycling pants feel about it.

Get my drift ?

jemmy jemmy 12:37 am 10 Oct 07

Yeah, If I was running a comp like this, condition number one would be “No bush lawyers.”

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:11 pm 09 Oct 07

Whatever happened to the good old days when you didn’t have to get permission to pass wind, sign a waiver not to offend anyone, etc?

jase! jase! 3:51 pm 09 Oct 07

how about making the alterations subject to the approval of the photographer as well? what you and the graphic designers may regard as a small crop could be seen as the photographer as a large change in framing and changes the intent of the shot

“However you grant to the Conservation Council and its affiliated bodies a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free license to the intellectual property rights in any material submitted by you”

who are your affiliated bodies? it a fair question considering you want royalty free rights granted to them

“It is your responsibility, as the photographer, to (a) ensure that people who appear in your photos understand what the photos will be used for, and (b) ensure that you have their consent to use their image in this way.”

This is tricky, for competition use it isn’t required to have a model release for people in the photo, if its public space you don’t even need permission. This however doesn’t absolve the Cons Council from needing a release if they want to use the images in a commercial sense

Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore 3:14 pm 09 Oct 07

Sarah_Cc – please let it be noted that I was not speaking solely of your organisation – but it was a general comment.

Sarah_CC Sarah_CC 3:00 pm 09 Oct 07

I have added a point to the conditions of entry –

“Images and descriptions will not be materially altered; they may have minor adjustments made during the graphic design process, to suit the publication they are included in. The Conservation Council respects the work of competition entrants, and will not wilfully misrepresent a photographer, their photographs or descriptions. Any alterations made during the graphic design process are subject to the approval of the Conservation Council.”

The full conditions can be viewed

I hope this helps, and like I said, if you’re keen to enter but have any concerns, just contact me.

Danman, the Cons Council’s right to publish photos is non-exclusive, so you don’t lose the right to use your own photos how ever you like 🙂

Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore 2:37 pm 09 Oct 07

As a hobbyist photographer for 8 years its simple to me – If I stand to lose more than I win (Especially if I do not win the competition overall) then I do not enter.

A lot of companies do use a small prize pool for an incentive for photographer – btu many fail to note that their photos now belong to someone else – and from a corporations stance a small proze is just an expense (although a very cheap one) to gain 10’s of 1000’s of stock photos which they now own sole rights to….

As far as I go – if I win – thats fine – ill jst go back to teh same spot and take an identical photo – as they have the ownership of the digital file – not the scenery contained in it.

jase! jase! 2:27 pm 09 Oct 07

this is what I hate about most photography competitions, to enter you have to relinquish your rights. Sarah, why is that section in the T&C to start with? What makes the organisation think it knows better than the photograher editing their work? As a resident of Gungahlin and a keen photographer this sort of thing both disappoints me and keeps me from entering

Sarah_CC Sarah_CC 2:17 pm 09 Oct 07

Hi Jenny,

I can assure you that the Conservation Council will not be making huge changes to photos or descriptions, we’re definitely not interested in misrepresenting photographers and their work! Any changes will be minor editing at most.

I’ll add something to this effect to the terms and conditions, and I’ll post here once it’s up. I hope this helps – if you want to enter the competition but are still concerned, please feel free to contact me.


jennybel75 jennybel75 1:48 pm 09 Oct 07

The Terms and Conditions of this comp warrant a bit of a look at if you’re considering entering it. The CC gets the right to alter the images or change the info attached to them. Just something to think about.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:54 am 09 Oct 07

I imagined the comp would mainly feature photos of the pond with a submerged shopping trolley, a Shag sitting on top of it whilst surrounded by blue-green algae and empty beer cans?

hingo_VRCalaisV6 hingo_VRCalaisV6 11:42 am 09 Oct 07

Not if I have anything to do with it Mr Evil. Maybe I can get some photos of bogans doing burnouts down Mirrabei Drive

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:38 am 09 Oct 07

I hope this competition is carbon neutral.

Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore 11:30 am 09 Oct 07

Bang Im there

hingo_VRCalaisV6 hingo_VRCalaisV6 10:55 am 09 Oct 07

This sounds good. I might see what I can manage.

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