WITH OVER $3,000





Entry for the SA Whale Centre Prints of Whales Photographic Competition is now CLOSED.

is NOW CLOSED! Winners announced on the 19th of October at the Awards Presentation.

Voting Period 30th Sept - 15th Oct, 2017

You can still view the 30 FINALISTS here!


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Category 1 
Whale Watching

Category 1
Whale Watching

Capturing photographs of whales in South Australian waters during the 2017 whale season.

2015 Winner - "G'day" by © Rod Keogh

Category 2 
Winter Wildlife

Category 2
Winter Wildlife

South Australian winter wildlife, capturing photos of local native wildlife in regions across South Australia.

2015 Winner - "Yellowtail Cockatoo" by © Carl Charter

Category 3 
Junior Photograher Award

Category 3
Junior Photograher Award

The best photograph in any category, submitted by a junior photographer aged 16 years of age or under.

2015 Winner - "Reflections (Hooded Plover)" by © Winnie Gray

Category 4
People's Choice Award

Category 4
People's Choice Award

One People's Choice winner will be selected by the public through on-line and physical voting in the SA Whale Centre. Voting opens Saturday 30th September until Sunday 15th October, 2017.

2015 Winner - "Yippee, I can fly (dolphin breaching)" by © Peter Fuller



The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers. Photographs must be taken in South Australia in 2017 and meet the regulations defined in the conditions of entry.

Talent release forms are required if people are included in the photograph.
Entries must be submitted from 1st June to 16th September, 2017.



  • Take your photograph, remembering to record the date and location.
  • Read the Terms and Conditions, complete the Entry Form and any additional documentation if required (Talent Release Form for any identifiable people in your photo).
  • Please note a separate entry form must be completed for each photograph being entered, with no more than 3 entries per person.
  • Email your photos to whalecentre@victor.sa.gov.au.
    Images must be taken at 3 megapixels
    (2048 x 1536) or greater.


    Copy your images to CD or USB memory device – images must be taken at 3 megapixels (2048 x 1536) or greater.
  • Clearly label your CD/USB with your name and contact details and send or bring in to:

    South Australian Whale Centre
    Prints of Whales Photographic Competition
    2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor 5211





Judges will select 20 finalists from all the entries received.
(Please note that under the conditions of entry, selection criteria points 2,11 & 21
aerial photography will no longer be accepted as valid for competition purposes. This includes but is not limited to; footage captured by use of drones.*)

The finalists' images will be displayed in an exhibition at the SA Whale Centre and on the SA Whale Centre, Prints of Whales and Big Duck Boat Tours websites.

Final Judging of each category will occur from 28th September – 11th October 2017. Members of the public can vote for their favorite to win the People's Choice Awards in the SA Whale Centre or via the Prints of Whales website during the voting period.


Entries Open: 10am, 1st June 2017
Entries Close: 5pm, 16th Sept 2017
Finalists announced: 25th September 2017
People’s Choice Award – voting period:
30th September – 15th October, 2017
Winners Announced: October 2017


SA Whale Centre, Victor Harbor

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