QRRRWN Resilient Women of the West Photographic Competition 2021

‘Showing Signs of Rust’
Photo generously contributed by Surat Shutterbugs

Overview

Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network cordially invites residents of the Banana, Maranoa, and Western Downs shires and current or new members of QRRRWN to part take in our Photographic Competition.

All four sections are open to current or new members of QRRRWN. QRRRWN welcomes new members via the QRRRWN website – https://www.qrrrwn.org.au/membership/.

For the purposes of assessing your eligibility to enter, rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland are defined by the categories: Inner Regional QLD, Outer Regional QLD, Remote QLD or Very Remote QLD as per the Australian Statistical Geography Standard [ASGS] which defines Remoteness Areas into 5 classes of relative remoteness across Australia.)

A metropolitan area is also as defined by ASGS.

Part of your entry, you will identify as one of the following:

Professional Photographer Rural, Regional & Remote

Professional Photographer (defined as someone who HAS earned more than $5000 from stills photography in any 12-month period in the previous five years, dating from the time of entry. This includes earnings from photo sales, photo education, photography tours, commercial work, and competition prize money.

  • Image subject must be a women ( 18 years & over)
  • Image must portray Resilience in a Rural or Remote Woman
  • Resilience : A photograph that showcases Resilience in rural & remote women.(any women living in regional areas-town or country). Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficult life events. It’s the ability to withstand adversity & bounce back & grow despite life’s down-turns. It is the ineffable quality that allows some women to be knocked down by life & come back stronger than ever.
  • Residential requirements:
    • The entrant must meet either 1 or 2 below:
    • 1. Have their permanent residential address in the Banana, Maranoa and Western Downs shires (membership of QRRRWN is NOT required.)
    • 2. Be a member of QRRRWN and have their permanent address in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland as defined by the categories: Inner Regional QLD, Outer Regional QLD, Remote QLD or Very Remote QLD as per the Australian Statistical Geography Standard [ASGS] which defines Remoteness Areas into 5 classes of relative remoteness across Australia.
    • Evidence of residence may need to be provided upon request and must be to the satisfaction of the organising committee.


Amateur Photographer Rural, Regional & Remote
An amateur photographer is defined as someone who has not earned more than $5000 from stills photography in any 12-month period in the previous five years, dating from the time of entry. This includes earnings from photo sales, photo education, photography tours, commercial work, and competition prize money.

  • Image subject must be a women ( 18 years & over)
  • Image must portray Resilience in a Rural or Remote Woman
  • Resilience : A photograph that showcases Resilience in rural & remote women.(any women living in regional areas-town or country). Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficult life events. It’s the ability to withstand adversity & bounce back & grow despite life’s down-turns. It is the ineffable quality that allows some women to be knocked down by life & come back stronger than ever.
  • Residential requirements:
    • The entrant must meet either 1 or 2 below:
    • 1. Have their permanent residential address in the Banana, Maranoa and Western Downs shires (membership of QRRRWN is NOT required.)
    • 2. Be a member of QRRRWN and have their permanent address in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland as defined by the categories: Inner Regional QLD, Outer Regional QLD, Remote QLD or Very Remote QLD as per the Australian Statistical Geography Standard [ASGS] which defines Remoteness Areas into 5 classes of relative remoteness across Australia.
    • Evidence of residence may need to be provided upon request and must be to the satisfaction of the organising committee.


Student Photographer Rural, Regional & Remote
Student Photographer who is currently completing or completed their photography studies within the past 12 month but does not qualify as the above categories. This category includes school students.

  • Image subject must be a women ( 18 years & over)
  • Image must portray Resilience in a Rural or Remote Woman
  • Resilience : A photograph that showcases Resilience in rural & remote women.(any women living in regional areas-town or country). Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficult life events. It’s the ability to withstand adversity & bounce back & grow despite life’s down-turns. It is the ineffable quality that allows some women to be knocked down by life & come back stronger than ever.
  • Residential requirements:
    • The entrant must meet either 1 or 2 below:
    • 1. Have their permanent residential address in the Banana, Maranoa and Western Downs shires (membership of QRRRWN is NOT required.)
    • 2. Be a member of QRRRWN and have their permanent address in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland as defined by the categories: Inner Regional QLD, Outer Regional QLD, Remote QLD or Very Remote QLD as per the Australian Statistical Geography Standard [ASGS] which defines Remoteness Areas into 5 classes of relative remoteness across Australia.
    • Evidence of residence may need to be provided upon request and must be to the satisfaction of the organising committee.

City to Bush Photographer Metropolitan
City to Bush is a professional, amateur or student photographer who lives in the city  (metropolitan)  and loves capturing images in the bush. Be a member of QRRRWN and have their permanent address in a metropolitan area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard [ASGS] which defines Remoteness Areas into 5 classes of relative remoteness across Australia.

  • Image subject must be a women ( 18 years & over)
  • Image must portray Resilience in a Rural or Remote Woman
  • Resilience : A photograph that showcases Resilience in rural & remote women.(any women living in regional areas-town or country). Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficult life events. It’s the ability to withstand adversity & bounce back & grow despite life’s down-turns. It is the ineffable quality that allows some women to be knocked down by life & come back stronger than ever.
  • Residential requirements:
    • The entrant must have their permanent residence in a ‘metropolitan’ area as per the Australian Statistical Geography Standard [ASGS] which defines Metropolitan areas and Remoteness Areas into 5 classes of relative remoteness across Australia.
    • Evidence of residence may need to be provided upon request and must be to the satisfaction of the organising committee.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The organising committee reserves the right to request further information, assess and determine the eligibility of all entrants and has the sole discretion with no right of appeal by the entrants. The opinion of the organising committee is final. Judging is not carried out by the organising committee.

Entrant Eligibility – Terms of Conditions


This competition is open to amateur and professional photographers in the Banana, Maranoa and Western Downs shires. In addition this competition is open to all members of QRRRWN across Queensland and potential new members via the QRRRWN website – Not a member yet? Join now!.

  1. Eligibility to enter the competition is also determined based on your permanent residential address in Queensland. We are applying the The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) which defines Remoteness Areas into 5 classes of relative remoteness across Australia.
  2. To assess if your permanent residential address meets the location requirements, search your postcode at this link and select ASGS and the check the ‘2016’ check box. Click the ‘Find Address’ tab and enter Town or postcode. To be rural, regional and remote, your permanent residential address must be in one of the following areas as designated in the search:
    • Inner Regional Australia
    • Outer Regional Australia
    • Remote Australia
    • Very Remote Australia
  3. You must also check if you are in a metropolitan area by using the search instructions set out in no.2 above.
  4. For more information on the eligible residential locations see:

Image Requirements

  1. Images must relate to women, aged 18 years or over living in the Banana, Maranoa or Western Downs shires, or in other regional, rural or remote locations of Queensland where images are submitted by QRRRWN members living outside of these regions.
  2. All photographs submitted must be original work and be taken by the photographer submitting the entry. Provision of evidence of the authenticity through JPEG or RAW capture may be requested.
  3. Black and white photos and digital enhancements are acceptable.
  4. Image subject must be a women ( 18 years and over)
  5. Image must portray Resilience in a Rural or Remote Woman – Resilience : A photograph that showcases Resilience in rural & remote women.(any women living in regional areas-town or country). Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficult life events. It’s the ability to withstand adversity & bounce back & grow despite life’s down-turns. It is the ineffable quality that allows some women to be knocked down by life & come back stronger than ever.
  6. Due to the nature of this competition, drone photography is not accepted.
  7. Single medium photographs, no mixed medium. Images must be photographs, not combination of photographs, drawing etc.
  8. Up to 3 photographs per entry, max 10MB jpg or png file per image, min 3000pix along the longest edge and max 9000pix
  9. Permission must be obtained by the subject of the entry for any photos submitted where the images provided are not of the competition entrant. Entrants are agreeing to these terms and conditions by entering a photograph, thus confirming that the relevant permissions have been obtained. This will be the responsibility of entrants and not QRRRWN.

Copyright & Release Information


  1. Entrants will be credited where possible when photographs are used, however this is not guaranteed in all situations. All requests by other parties to use the images for other purposes will be forwarded to the relevant photographer.
  2. The entrant must be the creator of any images he/she enters into the competition. 
  3. The entrant must be the copyright owner of any images he/she enters into the competition.
  4. The entrant must submit a release form covering both the entrant and the model for the release. Download the release form and complete and upload together with your photographs, when the upload link is sent after your Entry Form Submission.
  5. QRRRWN retains the right to freely use all submitted images for promotional & fundraising purposes, however the copyright of any image submitted remains the property of the photographer.
  6. Please download the QRRRWN Photographic Release Form, complete and upload with your photographs, when you receive the upload link from QRRRWN upon receiving your form submission.

Judging

  1. Two independent photographers will do the judging. Each entry will only be identified by a number.
  2. The competition organiser reserves the right, that depending on the number of entries and their categories they may consider if making an award per category or an acknowledgement of ‘highly commended’ amongst categories is required.  

General Information

  1. Submit this form and your image/s via this form: QRRRWN Resilient Women of the West Photographic Competition Entry Form – Once received, we will send you the information on where to submit the photographs & model release. Best to complete this form when you already know which photographs you are going to enter.
  2. Entry is free.
  3. Competition closes Sunday 7th February 2021.
  4. Winners will be notified within 10 days of close of competition via email.
  5. The top 10 winning printed and featured on the Curved Wall, Dogwood Gallery Miles and other regional galleries during February/March 2021 in celebration of 2021 International Women’s Week and International Women’s Day.
  6. QRRRWN membership fees are non-refundable by those who join for the purposes of meeting the eligibility criteria for entry.
  7. The entrant indemnifies the Queensland Rural Regional Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) (ABN 82 236 858 320), Origin Energy, Australian Pacific LNG and the Dogwood Gallery against any claim, legal or otherwise, that may arise out of or be associated with the publication of the images or the entrants participation to this competition.
  8. QRRRWN reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed to be in breach of the above Terms and Conditions.
  9. By entering images into this competition the entrant guarantees to the Queensland Rural Regional Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) (ABN 82 236 858 320), Origin Energy, Australian Pacific LNG and the Dogwood Gallery that all of the above Terms and Conditions have been met. Any entry found to breach the above Terms and Conditions will be disqualified and prizes must be returned to QRRRWN.


The promoter is the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network – ABN- 82 236 858 320