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2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by penolva » Wed May 10, 2017 6:11 pm

Any news of the dates for this years competition? Thanks

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by penolva » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Oh wow hope to hear a date announced soon. Pen

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:23 pm

Hi Pen, the competition is now open, for the month of July. See the announcement.
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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by bert » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:52 pm

Just a question
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From when to when must the photographs be taken
2016?
Suspect from 1-1-2016 to 31-12-2016?

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:30 am

Hi Bert

No images taken prior to 1 January 2016 will be considered.


I will confirm that images up to date are accepted.
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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by lizef » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:38 am

bert wrote:Just a question
I miss
From when to when must the photographs be taken
2016?
Suspect from 1-1-2016 to 31-12-2016?

Hi Bert
No images taken prior to 1 January 2016 will be considered. Please submit photos taken from 1 January 2016 to date.

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:00 am

Hi DinkyBird and lizef
Thank you for the info concerning the 2017 Photographic Competition.

Could you please clarify the situation with respect to the prizes.

1) Am I correct in saying there are 7 prizes in total ranging from the 2 vouchers(1 sanparks accommodation and 1 the photographic safari) to the getaway subscription?
2)How will these prizes be allocated to the winners of the categories?(which division, which category gets a specific prize? I take it there is an Overall prize too, as there are 7 prizes?)
3) Sanparks accommodation prize - how many nights?
4) Photographic safari - some more details here please eg - in which area in Kruger will this take place? Approximate cost of the accommodation for the winner's account?
5) Photographic prints - Framed or unframed? The poster announcing the competition states "Framed" prints, whereas the rules state "unframed"?

As we Sanparks junkies come from all walks of life, and also include scholars,students and pensioners, clarification will help a lot of us determine whether we enter the competition this year.
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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by lizef » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:51 pm

wanderw wrote:Hi DinkyBird and lizef
Thank you for the info concerning the 2017 Photographic Competition.

Could you please clarify the situation with respect to the prizes.

1) Am I correct in saying there are 7 prizes in total ranging from the 2 vouchers(1 sanparks accommodation and 1 the photographic safari) to the getaway subscription?
2)How will these prizes be allocated to the winners of the categories?(which division, which category gets a specific prize? I take it there is an Overall prize too, as there are 7 prizes?)
3) Sanparks accommodation prize - how many nights?
4) Photographic safari - some more details here please eg - in which area in Kruger will this take place? Approximate cost of the accommodation for the winner's account?
5) Photographic prints - Framed or unframed? The poster announcing the competition states "Framed" prints, whereas the rules state "unframed"?

As we Sanparks junkies come from all walks of life, and also include scholars,students and pensioners, clarification will help a lot of us determine whether we enter the competition this year.


Hi wanderw
I hope I can provide you with some clarity on the prizes, as per your query.
1) Yes, there are 7 prizes in total. I will provide the allocation of said prizes below.

2) Herewith a breakdown of the allocation of prizes:
Overall Winner
Prize: Voucher for two for a two-night midweek stay at any SANParks, except Kruger- and Table Mountain National Park. Voucher should be redeemed within six months of receiving it and ONLY during off - peak season (Midweek; mid-year. Public holidays and school holidays excluded).

DSLR
Fauna & Flora (wildlife activity, animal portraits, birds, insects, flowers, trees, etc.)
Prize: Voucher for two for a three-day professional photographic safari course. Safari course limited to the Kruger National Park only. Voucher does not include accommodation, winners need to book their own accommodation. Voucher has to be redeemed with 6 months of receiving it.
Landscapes (and seascapes and viewpoints)
Prize: Unframed photographic print from professional photographer, Adam Rabinowitz
Lifestyle (families, couples, youth and people engaging in park activities)
Prize: One-year individual Wild Card membership for the SANParks cluster

Compact cameras & Smart Mobile Phone images
Fauna & Flora (wildlife activity, animal portraits, birds, insects, flowers, trees, etc.)
Prize: A twelve month subscription to Getaway magazine
Landscapes (and seascapes and viewpoints)
Prize: Unframed photographic print from professional photographer, Adam Rabinowitz
Lifestyle (families, couples, youth and people engaging in park activities)
Prize: One-year individual Wild Card membership for the SANParks cluster

3)The SANParks accommodation prize voucher is for a two-night midweek stay.

4)The photographic safari will take place in the Kruger National Park, and the area/camp is to be decided upon by the prize winner. The cost of accommodation will be dependent on the camp and type of accommodation that the prize winner decides on. Accommodation costs will be for the prize winner's own account.

5)Apologies for the confusion, the prints will be unframed.
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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by penolva » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Do you have a link to the photographer? To offer photographers another photographers photograph as a prize is unusual (that is a lot of similar words!). He must be very very good! :gflower: Pen

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:09 pm

lizef - Thank you for the clarification re prizes. :thumbs_up:
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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:27 pm

Great the competition is back.....thank you... :dance: :dance:

Just a few thoughts and questions.... :hmz:

- why exclude Kruger from the prize......there are so many accommodation open during the week in all the camps?
- a photograph from another person......surely all the mates will rather frame their own photographs... :hmz:

Still a great competition to see all the great moments captured in our wonderful parks.... :thumbs_up:

Sorry... just my thoughts...... :thumbs_up: ........

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by penolva » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:20 pm

I agree about the photograph from the professional as a prize :o . I would much prefer my own 'winning' photograph :roll: enlarged to give me a high quality print. Pen

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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:04 am

@Jan van Wyk - my thoughts exactly! And it is also a mystery why Table Mountain National park is also excluded - accommodation does not book up off peak midweek.

@penolva - :thumbs_up:

Good that the competition is back though! :thumbs_up:
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Re: 2017 Photo Competition

Unread post by lizef » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:30 am

penolva wrote:Do you have a link to the photographer? To offer photographers another photographers photograph as a prize is unusual (that is a lot of similar words!). He must be very very good! :gflower: Pen

Hi penolva
We do have a link available: http://www.rabinowitz-photography.com/ and I'm sure you'll agree that his work is indeed amazing.
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