Vote Now - National Photography Competition

Published: Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Staff are invited to vote online for their favourite photograph in the National Photography Competition - People's Choice Award category.

The theme for this year's inaugural student National Photography Competition is "Destination or the Journey".

Established in 2012 on the Ballarat Campus, the competition was developed as a way to engage students, allowing for the opportunity to express their creativity in a photographic medium.

This year with Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) funding, along with encouragement from Office of Student Success Director, Lynda Mathey, the program has been launched nationally across ACU, giving all students the opportunity to be involved.

Open for submissions from Monday 21 July until Monday 18 August 2014 the competition received over 200 student entries nationally.

Students were invited to submit one colour and or one black and white entry only, with enhancement or manipulation of raw images allowed.

Coordinators of the competition Katie Jones and Narelle Fabien are happy with the amount of submissions across the university.

“I have found that a high percentage of the entries have come from international students. Which has been really encouraging to see.” Said Katie. 

Staff are now invited to vote on the top 12 entries. Included in these top 12 finalist are two images from each campus. The student winner of the People’s Choice Award receives a $50 cash prize.

Voting opens 9 am Monday 1 September and will close 5 pm Wednesday 10 September.

The National Photography Competition winners and People’s Choice Award winner will be announced on Monday 15 September, Level 22 Tenison Woods House North Sydney and via the ACU website on Tuesday 16 September.

The theme for this year’s competition has been strategically aligned with the ACU Oratory Competition 2014 theme: Destination or the Journey? Its final will also occur on Monday 15 September on Level 22 Tenison Woods House North Sydney, staff in the Sydney area are welcome to attend.