"Waiting" by Kirby Todd-Yabsley
"Silos at Night" by Kate Kabrovski

Quick, grab your camera, the Love Lockhart Shire Photographic Competition is on again!

1 April 2018 until 30 June 2018

The themes are People and Places, and the competition is open to residents and visitors, including professional and amateur photographers.

The competition aims to encourage participation in photography whilst promoting the many wonderful aspects of Shire.

The competition has a strong local focus, and showcases the achievements of residents and visitors, including both professional and amateur photographers.

Competition categories are as follows: 

   1)  Open - People
        $250 for First Prize; $50 for Runner Up

   2)  Open - Places
        $250 for First Prize; $50 for Runner Up

   3)  Youth - People & Places:
        $100 for First Prize; $30 for Runner Up

Entries received during the 2017 Love Lockhart Shire Photographic Competition were extremely high, with the winning entries in Open People and Open Places featured here.


"Reflections on the Dam" by Will Galvin

This FREE competition commences on 1 April 2018. All entries including posted entries and images must be received by 30 June 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.

Entries must be submitted in print and in digital format, and include a completed entry form.

Entries must be submitted as an 8"x12" enlargement print on photographic paper with no white border. Entries must not be mounted or framed.

A digital copy of each entry must also be submitted by email or by USB stick in 300DPI and JPEG format by 30 June 2018. Each filename is to be saved as Entrant Surname, Entrant First Name and Category. If more than one image is to be entered in any one Category, please include number 1, 2, 3 etc on the filename.

Please complete and return the signed Love Lockhart Shire Photo Competition Entry Form with your printed entries. 2018 Love Lockhart Shire Photographic Competition Entry Form.

Postal address is:   Love Lockhart Shire Photography Competition, PO BOX 21,  LOCKHART   NSW   2656

Photos may be hand delivered to:   Lockhart Shire Council Administration Office, 65 Green Street, Lockhart.

Email address is

Remember you must post and email your photos to enter the competition. Posted entries must be received by 30 June 2018.

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

"Ready for Work" by Trevor Bullock
"Silos before the Storm" by Anne Wheaton
Annual Photo Competition

  • Entry to the competition is free.

  • Entry is open to all Australian and overseas residents.

  • Entrants in the Youth Section must be aged 17 years or under on the closing date of the Competition - 30 June 2018.

  • Entries mush have been taken at a location with the Lockhart Shire boundary - see entry form map for exact boundary position.

  • Each entrant can submit a maximum of five photos to the Competition. Each photo can only be submitted into one Competition category.

  • The images must not be watermarked, or contain any information or feature from which the entrant can be identified.

  • Whilst we understand that the editing process involves some digital enhancement, considerable alteration of the image will be taken into consideration by the judges.

  • Entries from this year cannot be resubmitted in future years.

  • Judging of prints will be undertaken by a panel of professionals. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • Images will be exhibited throughout the Shire following judging of the photographs.

  • Images must be collected from Lockhart Shire Council Administration Office between 01 August and 31 August 2018. If unable to collect entries within this timeframe, please supply a self-addressed B5 envelope for return of entries. Uncollected entries will not be retained after this date.

  • Whilst every care will be taken to protect prints at all times and return them at the conclusion of the exhibition Lockhart Shire Council will not be held responsible for damaged or lost entries.

  • By submitting your entries in the Love Lockhart Shire Photographic Competition you agree to allow Lockhart Shire Council to reproduce these images for future promotional purposes including, but not limited to, media releases, Lockhart Shire Tourism and Business Website, Facebook pages, brochures etc. 

  • Entrants are required to submit images with a signed, completed entry form indicating their agreement to these Terms & Conditions.

Please complete and return the signed Love Lockhart Shire Photo Competition Entry Form with your printed entries. 2018 Love Lockhart Shire Photographic Competition Entry Form

Enquiries regarding this Competition may be directed to Jennifer Connor phone 69205305 or email