Australia Zoo is thrilled to launch the 2021 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition and is encouraging all to participate with entries open until 31st August, 2021.
Judged by award-winning photographers Robert Irwin, Georgina Steytler, Dudley Edmondson, Gary Cranitch and Kate Berry, the competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images for a chance to win exciting prizes, including a cover feature on Crikey! Magazine.
The three categories of this competition are 'Crikey! Magazine Cover,' 'Crikey! Kids,' and 'The Natural World.' Five finalists will be selected from each category, including a winner and highly commended.
"We have thousands of photographers take part in this competition every year and the entries are absolutely phenomenal! We are so proud of Wildlife Warriors around the world who are using photography to raise awareness about the conservation of wildlife and wild places," said wildlife conservationist and photographer Robert Irwin.
"It is especially exciting that we have a category just for kids – it is important for them to realise that it doesn't matter where they live, but that there is always an opportunity to take a great photo if you have the passion and the eye," Irwin said.
"Think about the story you wish to portray through your photo, be patient and persevere, but above all, have fun and don't be afraid to create your own style and be different!" he said.
Upon completion of the competition, the winning images will be showcased at Australia Zoo and Queensland Museum's iconic Whale Mall right outside Queensland Museum in Queensland's cultural centre, South Bank.
Dr. Jim Thompson, CEO of Queensland Museum Network, is delighted to join forces with Australia Zoo for the competition's fifth year.
"We are excited to once again collaborate with Australia Zoo to showcase the stunning wildlife photographs that will be the finalists as part of the 2021 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition," said Dr. Thompson.
"Every year we are impressed with the calibre of entries that showcases the unique biodiversity that can be found in front of us and we feel privileged to be able to share these photos with our visitors," he said.
"Queensland Museum has a close relationship with Australia Zoo with our scientists working with the team to undertake research on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Queensland's Cape York Peninsula."
Australia Zoo is thankful to Fujifilm and CameraPro for their continued support during this competition.
To find out more about the 2021 Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition and register, visit https://www.australiazoo.com.au/photography-competition/