This annual photography competition gives club members a chance to show off their best photos from the year while enjoying good company and an array of pies. External judges determine who will get the prizes, which are generously donated by our sponsors.
Winning photos can be found in past editions of The Mountaineer, and all submissions from recent years can be viewed online.
Even if you can't make the actual event, if you're a club member feel free to still submit photos, with a note that you may not be present, and try to get someone else to read out the description of your photos for you if possible. We encourage entries to include traditional names of the lands featured. For example, using the AIATSIS map (https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/map-indigenous-australia) you might include "Mt Kosciuszko, Ngarigo country" in the description.
Photos submitted need to taken in the last 14 months.
Photos are submitted in any of the following categories (6 photos maximum, 3 photos maximum for each category)
Action photograph of a person/people doing a club activity (e.g. placing protection, skiing, cooking dinner in a snow cave, paddling a waterfall). Photos taken on club trips or featuring club members are preferred.
Faces of the Club
Portraits of Club members, whether it be at the crag, on the trail or at an MUMC social event.
Photographs in an obvious club related outdoors setting, where an activity is not necessarily the major feature (e.g. landscapes). Must be in Australia, does not have to be on a club trip.
Photographs in an obvious club related outdoors setting, where an activity is not necessarily the major feature (e.g. landscapes). Must not be in Australia.
Flora and Fauna (overseas or Australian).
Club Personality and Humour
Capture the spirit of the club or one of its members in a single photograph, or a photo of a club member/event which brings a laugh.
Photographs that tell an interesting story. Here the capturing of the story is more important than the actual quality of the photo. Examples might include the chaos surrounding a rescue, instruction or training.
Digitally-altered photos that may imply a story wondrously manipulated to perfection. Usually a goofy creation.
Video of no more than 4 minutes fitting into any of the photographic categories.
Bonus Category: Mishap Snaps
A submission to this category won't count towards your total number of photos (6 maximum in total), we may offer a prize, but the point is to make us laugh or be amazed during the intermission!