Grab your camera - nature photography competition is back

2020 entrant. Picture: Raquel Wood
2020 entrant. Picture: Raquel Wood

If you've been using your lockdown hours to hone your photography skills, you're in luck - the annual Macarthur Nature Photography Competition is back again.

The popular competition is run each year in Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown, and showcases the stunning snappers and scenery the region has to offer.

Locals are invited to enter their most striking, engaging and enticing images of local flora, wildlife and natural scenery captured within the Macarthur area.

Entrants go in the running to win a share of more than $3000.

This year's categories include:

  • Native Flora (plants, flowers, trees, leaves, bark)
  • Native Fauna (birds, mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians)
  • Waterways (eg Thilmere Lakes, Georges River, Nepean River)
  • Landscapes of Macarthur (sunsets/sunrises, nature reserves, national parks)

Camden mayor Therese Fedeli said the annual competition have amateur photographers a chance to show off their work online.

"Camden is home to an amazing combination of beautiful flora, fauna and waterways, and this is a great opportunity to get out and explore what we have on our doorstep while putting our photography skills to the test," she said.

"Whether it is using a digital camera or even your iPhone, you can take a striking image in our beautiful area and enter it into the competition.

"I encourage you to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine and local spots and enter. Just remember to follow all NSW Health guidelines when out and about and stay safe."

Snappers can enter their work in the following age categories: primary school (five to 12 years old), high school (13 to 18 years old) and open (18 and above).

Entries close Friday, October 15.