SSAA (NSW) Sydney Branch Inc. has been a keen supporter of HuntFest since its inception. SSAA Sydney has sponsored the Huntfest photographic competition for the last three years, and is committed to continuing this sponsorship for another six years.
The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia was established on April 15 1948, at a meeting of about 100 shooters in the Railway Institute Building in Elizabeth St., Sydney, to promote the shooting sports and safeguard the interests of firearms owners. Since that time it has grown to become the largest shooting association in Australia, with Branches in all States and Territories.
South Coast Hunters Club, organizer of HuntFest, is about to re-open entries in preparation for the HuntFest photographic and DVD competitions. Below you will find rules and conditions of entry, designed with your feedback in mind, to make the competition easier for all hunters to enter, no matter where they may be located across Australia.
We ask that you keep in mind that HuntFest is all about educating hunters and the public about Australia’s long hunting tradition, about the many benefits of responsible well regulated hunting and of course the great work done by conservation hunters across Australia.
Just email a jpg photo (high quality enough to print on A4 paper) to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your full name, address and phone number and the category entered. Post Hunting DVDs to P.O. Box 297 Narooma, 2546
Conditions of Entry.
- Photographic Categories: Junior (under18), Female, Best Wildlife, Best Scenery, Best Hunting. The person entering the photo must be the person who took the photo. Entries close 31st May, 2017.
- There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted by an individual.
- All entrants must be amateur photographers, not professionals. No professionals can help with editing or any part of the production or photo.
- Professionals can only enter the Best Commercially Made Hunting DVD Category. The time limit does not apply to the section
- All photos must be of a high enough quality suitable to print onto A4 paper. Photos that are too small in quality will not be deemed eligible for entry into the competition. NB: some smartphone cameras take photos that are very small in size. It is the entrant’s responsibility to check for file size before submitting entry.
- Any firearms/bows shown in photographs must be displayed in a safe manner. Firearms/bows in DVDs must be handled and displayed in a safe manner.
- Any person photographed or filmed in hunting DVDs with game must be licensed to take that game, if licensing is required in the State the game was taken.
- All DVDs must be no shorter than 20 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes including all credits and must be in PAL format Region 4. Music or images must be royalty free or have the permission of usage from the author/owner.
- Winning entrants may be required to submit the original works for digital scrutiny.
- Each photographic and DVD entry must be the original creation of each entrant and must not contain any pre-existing, third party content.
- Entrants must be able to satisfy the organizers and judges that they hold sole copyright authority over all materials submitted for judging in each competition category.
- All photos and DVDs must have been taken in Australia.
All DVDs must tell a story with a start, middle and end. In the case of a hunting DVD it could tell of your planning, setting up, stalking the animal and a conclusion to the hunt. The DVDs must not show undue suffering or disrespect of the game. There should be no excess blood in photographs or DVDs. Game images with arrows protruding from them will be disqualified.
Should show hunter and trophy animal, action shot of hunting or shooting. Hunters hunting in NSW State Forests, or areas in which the wearing of blaze orange is a mandatory requirement, must be depicted wearing blaze orange. Please check with the relevant authorities in your region to ascertain whether the wearing of blaze orange is required.
Should show live animals and no firearms (e.g should be styled like Australian or National Geographic photographs)
Images will be judged on creativity, technical & aesthetic quality. All images are judged anonymously on their merits, without consideration of the photographer.
- The judges’ decision is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into on their decisions.
- The judges reserve the right not to make an award in any given category.
- The judges reserve the right to declare any entry void and declare the whole competition or category void should no entries meet the required standard.
- The South Coast Hunters Club shall not be liable for any loss of or damage to, any of the entries.
- There will be 3 independent judges.
All photographs and DVDs are sent at the photographers’ risk, and the organizers regret they cannot accept liability for any loss or damage of any pictures entered in the competition (howsoever caused) nor for any other loss or damage resulting thereof.
Consent and Copyright
The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright. By entering your photograph or DVD into the competition, you grant to South Coast Hunters Club and SSAA Sydney Branch the non-commercial, non-exclusive right to use your images in any media. South Coast Hunters Club and SSAA Sydney Branch have the right to use the photograph or DVD or part thereof for commercial publications to promote HuntFest, hunting and conservation and for any future competition. The photographer will be credited whenever possible. Entrants must not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or other rights of any person.