• STEWARDS: Glenda Nikolic 9754 2424 Julie Wishart 0438 866 775
  • Prize Money: First $10 – 3 points; Second $5 – 2 points. Entry Fee: $1 - per entry, per class
  • Nominations: must be registered at the show office before 5pm Tuesday 25 October (no late nominations accepted).
  • Delivering Exhibits: Photographs must be delivered to Soccer Rooms by NOON on Wednesday 26 October, with exhibit ticket attached (no late deliveries accepted)
  • Collection: All photographs must be collected between 4.30 & 5pm Saturday 29 October. Exhibits can only be collected by showing ‘Receipt of Entry’
  • Children’s Photography in Section W


  • A trophy donated by Inkas Jewellers will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most overall points in classes 1 to 16 inclusive.
  • A family tour pass to Ngilgi Cave will be awarded to the photo best overall entry from classes 1 to 10 donated by Geographe Bay Tourism Association.
  • A voucher donated by Coles Busselton will be awarded to the best photo overall from classes 11 to 16.
  • Trophies and cash prizes have been donated by Carol Williams for 1st & 2nd in class 17.
  • Champion Ribbons will be awarded to the best exhibit in Part A, B, & C.


  • A limit of 3 photographs per class, per person.
  • Please affix your image firmly to your mount.
  • In all classes the photographs must have been taken by the exhibitor and not previously won a prize at the Busselton Show.
  • All prints must be mounted on mounting boards, board to be no thicker than 5mm. The exhibitor’s name and address must NOT appear on the front of the mount.
  • Size of mounts should not exceed those specified otherwise entries will not be accepted.
  • Exhibitors to attach Velcro hooks on to the back of all prints to assist in displaying.
  • Only one photograph per mount, unless otherwise specified. No Frames No Glass.
  • Images may be digitally ‘enhanced’ but not ‘manipulated’. Please see Busselton Camera Club for further instructions


Max mount size - 30 x 40cm (12 x 16 inch) Image size - A4 or 8 x 12inch (NO 6 x 4)


  • 1 Textures – an image capturing detail of texture.
  • 2 Portrait – taken in natural light, single person only.
  • 3 Misty Morning – a landscape capturing the early morning mist. .
  • 4 Open – an image excluding those above.


Max mount size - 30 x 40cm (12 x 16 inch)

Image size - A4, 8 x 12inch or 8 x 10inch (NO 6 x 4)


  • 5 Freeze the Action – a well taken action shot.
  • 6 Macro or Close-Up – a small part of the subject, showing detail.
  • 7 Reflections – an image taken on a reflective surface, water, glass, mirror, metal etc.
  • 8 Animal Study – a good animal shot, excluding birds, insects, bugs & spiders as subject.
  • 9 Colours in Nature – capture the beauty in nature that is all around us.
  • 10 Summer Time – showing people or person enjoying summer.
  • 11 Creepy Crawlies – an insect, bug or spider.
  • 12 Flower or Flowers – must show the whole bloom (not macro).
  • 13 Bird Life – a close up shot of a bird or birds.
  • 14 Frog or Frogs – your best frog shot.
  • 15 Open – any topic, excluding class topics 5 – 14.


Overall max mount size – 45 x 25cm (18 x 10 inch) landscape or portrait format, 6 x 4inch images


  • 16 Three prints mounted together to tell a story.


The Peter Watson Trophy

In memory of Jean Clayton, a very keen photographer and well liked Busselton & WA identity. Jean was very involved with the local camera club for many years & was often rewarded for her excellent work. She won places in State-wide & National photographic competitions. One of Jean’s favourite subjects was ‘Native Orchids’. Sadly, Jean passed away in early 2002. Part D is dedicated to her memory.

Max mount size - 30 x 40cm (12 x 16 inch) Image size – A4 or 8 x 12 inch (NO 6 x 4)


  • 17 Native WA Orchid – must be in its natural habitat..


Max mount size - 30 x 40cm (12 x 16 inch) on the outside edge
Image size - A4 or 8 x 12inch (NO 6 x 4)


  • 18 Enjoying the Facilities
  • 19 An After Dark Shot
  • 20 The Jetty


  • Read the special regulations and keep to the photograph and mount sizes.
  • Keep your photographs simple.
  • Be aware always of what is in the back ground before you take your shot.
  • Think about light. Best shots are taken before 10am & after 4pm when the light is softer.
  • Get close to your subject to avoid using the zoom. Your image will be sharper.
  • Make sure your horizon is level.
  • Macro images will always be sharper when you use a tripod to steady your shot.
  • Use the scene settings on your camera eg. Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Macro.

The History of Photography

The discovery of the camera obscura (a pinhole that projects a laterally reversed, upside down image on a piece of paper) dates back to ancient China. The first success of reproducing these images occurred when Thomas Wedgewood, from the famous family of potters, obtained temporary copies of paintings on leather using silver salts.

The first permanent chemical photo-etching was produced in 1822 by the French inventor Nicephore Niepce.

In 1840 English inventor William Fox Talbot invented the negative and in 1884, George Eastman developed the technology of film used by film cameras today.

All photography was originally monochrome, or balck and white and even after colour film was readily available, it continued to dominate for decades, due to its lower cost and its ‘classic’ photographic look.

The first permanent colour photograph was taken in 1861 but it wasn’t until 1907 when Autochrome was introduced by the Lumiere brothers.

Kodak introduced Kodachrome, the first modern colour film, in 1935 and it was produced until 2009.

Digital photography was first invented by William Boyle and George E Smith in 1969 and in 1986 Kodak scientists developed the first megapixel sensor which changed the face of digital photography as we knew it and have made it affordable for everyone.

With acknowledgement to Wikipedia.

Busselton Camera Club

Our club was established back in the early 1970’s and is still going strong today. We are a mix of professional and amateur photographers who meet monthly to learn and enjoy photography. We have a lot to offer members and we regularly welcome new members who want to learn more about their cameras and photography in general.

  • Monthly meetings – 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Mentoring System – free to members
  • Photo Exhibitions
  • Guidance and Assistance – free to members
  • Photographic Outings
  • Workshops and Training – free to members
  • Access to Photographic Networks