South Coast Hunters Club, organizer of SSAA HuntFest, is now open for the SSAA HuntFest photographic competition. 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 SSAA 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 jpeg photo as an attachment (high quality enough to print on A4 paper) to -; along with your full name, address and phone number and the category entered.
PLEASE NOTE 2019 ENTRIES WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2018
Conditions of Entry
- Entrants in the Best Junior Photograph, Best Hunting Photograph, Best Wildlife Photograph, Best Scenery Photograph and Best Female Photograph (Junior or Senior) Best Archery Hunting photograph.
- 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.
- All photos must be sized 254mm X 203mm (10X8”) to maximum size A4.
- Any firearms/bows shown in photographs must be displayed in a safe manner.
- Any person photographed with game must be licensed to take that game, if licensing is required in the State the game was taken.
- Winning entrants may be required to submit the original works for digital scrutiny.
- Each photographic 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 must have been taken within Australia.
There should be no excess blood in photographs. Game images with arrows protruding from them will be disqualified.
Should show hunter and trophy animal or action shot of 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)
All images are judged anonymously on their merits, without consideration of the photographer or club association or size of game.
- 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 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 into the competition, you grant to South Coast Hunters Club the non-commercial, non-exclusive right to use your images in any media. South Coast Hunters Club have the right to use the photograph or part thereof for commercial publications to promote SSAA HuntFest, hunting and conservation 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.