Date Type Description
21/02/2018 Guest Speaker

Afishyanados of UW Photography!


Gary Browne

Andrea Carter

Andrew Marriott

28/02/2018 Members Night



A Photographic Journey on the Indian



07/03/2018 Exhibition


Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on humans.

Peter Olsen Trophy awarded to best subject image

14/03/2018 Exhibition


Darran Leal - World Photo Adventures



Darran is a 38 year veteran professional photographer, photo educator and guide. He has guided and tutored in over 400 tours, seminars and workshops all over the world. Darran is a multi award winning photographer with his work published in countries as far away as Japan, England and the USA. He has supplied images to Australian Geographic and has been commissioned by Qantas, Warner Brothers, the Queensland Government, Australia Post, Steve Parish Publishing and many other companies to supply unique images. He is a regular contributor to Australian Photography Magazine.



28/03/2018 Guest Speaker


Creative Photographer of the Year

Leah Kennedy


Envisioning the Creative Landscape:

Fine art landscape photographer, Leah Kennedy, will share her visual journey in landscape photography and photographic artistry, showing you the creative thinking behind the crafting of her landscape and illustrative imagery.


04/04/2018 Exhibition

Fetes & Festivals

Explore the colours, faces, costumes and activities of festive social occasions.


02/05/2018 Exhibition


A photograph of a person or persons in which the intent is to display their likeness, personality and even their mood and emotions. Portraits may range from a head study to full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits. Animal portraits will not be accepted.

Cec Gore Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject image


06/06/2018 Exhibition


Roads go in all directions nowadays, through urban areas and country alike, through slums, parks and mountains. Some people’s lives are spent working or travelling on them. Where does your road take you?

04/07/2018 Exhibition


A landscape implies an expanse of scenery. Landscape includes cityscapes, seascapes, riverscapes and sunsets. An image comprising solely of a single tree or building does not constitute a landscape. A landscape may include objects such as boats, people or animals provided they do not dominate the image.

President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print

Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image

01/08/2018 Exhibition


Do you have a winter view or an instant stopped in time?

Present your best depiction of Frozen, however you see it.

05/09/2018 Exhibition

Photojournalism/Social Documentary

Photojournalism implies story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, sport news or human interest.

Social Documentary is concerned with the portrayal and interpretation of society encompassing both human and non-human subject matter. It can include public space, graffiti, socio economic conditions etc which can be depicted without necessarily including human subjects. Social documentary images do portray a story but possibly not as overtly as photojournalistic stories.

In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

President’s Trophy awarded to best subject image

03/10/2018 Exhibition

Machine Parts

Shiny, regular metallic shapes or rusted, broken equipment. Bring out the beauty and history of machinery, perhaps as an abstract or monochrome. What stories can these parts tell?

07/11/2018 Exhibition

Photography as Art

The purpose of this award is to encourage photographers to lift their thinking beyond traditional photographic criteria such as sharpness towards the qualities that characterise Great Art. This is easy to say but hard to define. Ideally the image should capture something eternal, beautiful, noteworthy, striking or unusual. It would be a rare image that achieved all of these!

People looking for examples should look to the all-time great art works for inspiration. Clearly these paintings will include but not be restricted to: portraits (such as Rembrandt, Leonardo), landscapes (such as Constable, van Gogh), abstracts (such as Rothko, Kandinsky), human form (such as Ruben, Rodin), and expressionism (such as Munch, Monet).

Any amount or method of photo manipulation is acceptable, however the original image must have been taken by a camera or some other photographic process (e.g. a scanner).

The aim should be to produce an image that one would not be surprised to find hanging in the Perth Art Gallery.

Phil Deschamp Trophy awarded to best subject image