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CCWA presents Environmental Art Awards

Sep ’11
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Sep ’11
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CCWA presents environmental art awards

CCWA and The City of Perth are proud to present the inaugural Western Australian Environmental Art Awards.

The Western Australian Environmental Art Awards provide an opportunity for the Western Australian community to develop and exhibit two and three dimensional art work in any medium reflecting the WA environment and key environmental and sustainability themes.

WAEAA is open to all residents of WA aged five years and above and has six award categories and prizes:

  • Professional – $4000
  • Amateur – $2000
  • Youth (aged 13 – 18) – $500
  • Child (aged 5 – 12) – Perth Zoo pack worth $250
  • United Nations 2011 International Year of Forests – $1000
  • People’s Choice – $1000

WAEAA is proudly sponsored by:

CCWA environmental art awards sponsors

Get in the running to win up to $2000 for your marine life photos!

Enter your best underwater or marine life photo to be in the running to win prizes and free entry into the inaugural Western Australian Environmental Art Awards (WAEAA) where your photo will be on sale and can win you a cash prize up to $2000!

Photos must capture the Western Australian marine environment and highlight one of the following; marine flora and fauna, underwater scenes, or human interactions with marine life.


  • Amateur
  • Junior (5 to 18 years)

The top ten entries from each category will be displayed at the Save Our Marine Life (Australia) Facebook page. Two winners from each category will be determined by SOML supporters: the two photos with the most ‘likes’ will win!

Two winners from across the categories will also be picked by professional photographer Glen Cowan, making a total of up to six winning photos.

Entry forms and details of photo formats required can be obtained from or click here.

Entries must be received by Friday 23rd September, 5pm.

More Information on the Prize

Up to six winning photos (two each from Amateur, Junior and Glen Cowan’s Choice) will be professionally printed and entered into the WAEAA, where entrants will be in the running for cash prizes ranging from $250-$2000 depending on hte category of entry (see Terms & Conditions). Junior photos will be entered into the Youth or Child categories of the WAEAA depending on age.

The top photographer from each category will also win a copy of the limited edition Save Our Marine Life flagship publication Protecting Western Australia’s Big Blue Backyard.

Terms and conditions

  1. The organiser of the WA’s Marine Environment photography competition is the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA).
  2. The Competition is open to all residents of Western Australia.
  3. Entry into this competition is free but a maximum of 3 entries are permitted by each entrant.
  4. All submitted photos must be taken by the participants themselves and they must be the sole owner of the copyright.
  5. Photographs must not have any post-production editing or modifications.
  6. The theme of the competition is marine conservation. Entrants are required to take a photograph of marine flora or fauna, an underwater photograph or of human interactions with the marine environment in Western Australia. Seascapes are inappropriate for this theme.
  7. To enter, email or post your photograph and entry form to WA’s Marine Environment photography competition, [email protected] or c/- Conservation Council of WA, 2 Delhi St, West Perth, 6005. Entries must include the following: A) Completed entry form – the entry form may be photocopied. By signing the form the entrant agrees to all terms and conditions of the contest. When the entrant is aged 17 years or younger, the parent or guardian of the entrant shall sign the form and agree to accept the terms and conditions of the contest on the entrant’s behalf. B) Photographs – must be submitted as a digital image by email (no larger than 2MB) or on a CD. Higher quality images will be sought for printing if your image is selected for the CCWA art awards.
  8. The Competition closes at 5pm, 23rd September 2011. No late entries will be accepted.
  9. Public voting by ‘liking’ on Facebook will close at 10am, 3rd October 2011.
  10. Category winners will be announced on 3rd October 2011 and will then be entered into the 2011 Western Australian Environmental Art Awards. Winners will be on display at Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth, WA from Saturday 15th October – Saturday 5th November 2011.
  11. Winning photograph prints will be available for sale in the WAEAA art exhibition at a price agreed by both the owner of the photograph and Save Our Marine Life. If sold, 50% of sale will be retained by Save Our Marine Life as commission.
  12. There are two categories: Amateur* or Junior (5-18 years). *An amateur artist is defined as a person who undertakes art work outside of their regular occupation for the primary purpose of pleasure.
  13. Photographs will be judged by leading professional photographer Glen Cowan, with the top ten in each category displayed on Facebook where people can vote on their favourite photo by ‘liking’. Two images with the most ‘likes’ on Facebook as well as ‘Glen Cowan’s choice’ in each category, will win entry to the CCWA art awards as well as printing and framing.
  14. CCWA reserves all rights of this competition including disqualifications of participants and cancellation of the contest.
  15. All copyright in the photograph will remain the property of the individual. However the entrant agrees by entering the competition that the Conservation Council of WA has the right to use the image in all forms of media with the condition that the photographer is acknowledged on each occasion.
  16. CCWA cannot accept liability for misuse of any entry into the competition.
  17. Category winners will be required to meet the conditions of entry of the 2011 Western Australian Environmental Art Awards which can be found at

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