PHOTO of the Year


  1. Topic
    1. Topic for 2020: “Your Favourite WA Native Orchid, taken in situ”;`
  2. Submissions
    1. Any Member current on the Submission Due Date is eligible to enter and/or vote
    2. Only electronic submissions permitted
      1. ‘jpeg’ file format
      2. File size: MIN: 150 Kbytes MAX: 5 Mbytes
    3. Only one photo to be submitted per eligible Member
    4. Author’s name, subject’s species name, approx. location taken, and date taken are to be provided with each submission
    5. All entrants give consent to have their entry published in the WANOSCG Bulletin, Website and/or FB Page
    6. Submission must have been taken since 20 Nov 2019 (date of previous Photo Comp)
    7. Submissions must be emailed to , or handed to a Committee Member
    8. Submission Due Date: Received by 19 Oct 2020 (Mon before Oct GM)
  3. Voting
    1. All valid entries will be placed in a special 28 Oct 2020 Bulletin for voting on
    2. Voting by eligible Members, stating the selected photograph’s reference number
      1. by email to
      2. or by post to PO BOX 323, Victoria Park, WA 6979
    3. All votes due on 16 Nov 2020 (Mon before Nov GM)
  4. Winner
    1. Winner to be determined by the WANOSCG Committee (who may appoint Adjudicators) based on the valid votes
    2. Winner declared and prize presented at the Nov General Meeting on 18 Nov 2020
  5. Displays
    1. All valid entries to be displayed at the Oct GM (subject to COVID-19) and Oct Bulletin
    2. Winning photo and runners-up to be displayed at the Nov GM and posted in the Bulletin, Website and/or Facebook page



WANOSCG photographic competition for 2019

The Challenge:  A pair of photos which show:
          1. An orchid in its natural habitat showing both the orchid and its surrounding habitat (trees, shrubs, rocks, swamp, logs etc).
          2. A closer shot of the exact same orchid

Winning photos by Aly Mollica:  A sun orchid (Thelymitra) hybrid.

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2019 WANOSCG Photo Winner by Aly Mollica


WANOSCG photographic competition for 2018

The Challenge: Caladenia flava or its subspecies.
The joint winning photos by Aly Mollica and Jack Eborall.

Aly Monica’s winning photo:

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Jack Eborall’s winning photo:

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2018 Joint winning photo by Jack Eborall - Caladenia flava subsp. flava



WANOSCG photographic competition for 2017

The Challenge: “Orchid with Pollinator.” In the case of the pollinator this could be any suitable arthropod (insect, spider, etc)
The winning photo by Trish Newmann. Eyre Rufous Greenhood (Pterostylis sp. Eyre)

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WANOSCG photographic competition for 2016

The Challenge: The best photograph of any Western Australian Native orchid (or orchids) taken in situ in 2016.

The winning photo by Mary Hoffman. Eastern Queen of Sheba (Thelymitra speciosa).

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2016 Winner - Mary Hoffman - Thelymitra speciosa



WANOSCG photographic competition for 2015

The Challenge: Photographs of two or more orchid species (or hybrids) in the same field of view taken in 2015 under natural circumstances and not be the result of Photo shopping” two or more orchids into a single photograph.

The winning photo by Andrew Brown. Cowslip Orchid (Caladenia flava) and Shy Sun Orchid (Thelymitra graminea) growing together in Crampton Nature Reserve off the Old Coast Road.

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2015 Winner Andrew Brown - Caladenia flava, Thelymitra graminea



WANOSCG photographic competition for 2014

The Challenge: Photograph of an orchid described in the first 10 years of WANOSCG existence.

Winning photo by Andrew Brown near Augusta in October 2014, was Funnel-tipped Spider Orchid (Caladenia infundibularis). The species was formally named by Alex George in 1984.

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2014 Winner Andrew Brown - Caladenia infundibularis

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