Photo comp set to capture the shire's best

Capture Tenterfield: A misty sunrise. Photo by Kerrie Andrews.
Capture Tenterfield: A misty sunrise. Photo by Kerrie Andrews.

A new Capture Tenterfield photography competition is now accepting entries, essentially to give tourists another reason to visit the shire but locals could be in the front-running for the cash prizes on offer, given their inside information.

Themed 'a celebration of Tenterfield people and places', everyone is welcome to enter and all submitted photographs must have been taken within the boundaries of the shire during 2020.

Tenterfield Show Society is hosting the competition on behalf of Tenterfield Shire Council, which has allocated $15,000 from its share of the NSW Government Bushfire Community Resilience & Economic Recovery Fund for the initiative.


The top three entries in each of six categories win cash prizes ($600 for first, $350 for second and $250 for third). There's an additional special category for school students, whose winnings will be in the form of a Regional Australia Bank account ($300, $200 and $100 for first, second and third, respectively), plus a mounted print of their entry. Students can enter this and any other category.

Entry is free of charge and the categories are:

  • industry and events,
  • flora and fauna,
  • history,
  • the seasons,
  • the locals,
  • out and about, and
  • by students (any topic).

Entries are submitted digitally online (in high-resolution, in colour or black-and-white, and with release forms for any image which depicts recognisable people). There's a maximum of two entries per category.

Entries close December 20. Enlargements of winning entries in each category will be printed and framed, and presented at a special function to be held in February at the showground pavilion. These prints will then be auctioned off at the event to raise funds for a local cause.

Entries will also be displayed during the Tenterfield Show, and may be used across social media platforms to promote the shire.

So keep your camera/smartphone with you and be on the lookout for photographic opportunities which show the shire at its best.

Then submit your entries at capturetenterfield.com.au.