In recognition of the 50-year anniversary of WANOSCG the 2024 theme is WA’s ‘Golden Orchids’.

  1. Submissions
    • Photographs submitted to the competition must not have been previously published via any media.
    • The submitted photographs must be:
      • of WA native orchids,
      • taken in the field,
      • have yellow or gold coloured flowers, and
      • taken between 12 Oct 2023 and 11 Oct 2024
    • Any Member that is current on the Submission Due Date is eligible to enter and/or vote.
    • Only electronic submissions are permitted:
      • ‘jpeg’ file format
      • File size: MIN: 150 Kbytes MAX: 5 Mbytes
    • Two photos may be submitted per eligible Member.
    • Each entry must have the following details provided:
      • photographer’s name,
      • subject’s species name,
      • approx. location taken, and
      • date taken .
    • All entrants give consent to have their entry published in the WANOSCG Bulletin, Website and Facebook Page.
    • Submissions must be emailed to wanoscg@gmail.com, or handed to a Committee Member.
    • Submission Due Date: Entries must be received by 11 Oct 2024 (Fri before Oct GM date)
  1. Voting
    • All valid competition entries will be placed in the Oct/Nov 2024 Bulletin for voting.
    • Eligible members will have 3 votes, nominating their first, second and third favourite photos.
    • Voting returns must state:
      • ‘WANOSCG 2024 Photo Comp Votes’ in the email subject line
      • the voter’s full name
      • the selected photographs’ reference numbers and
      • the order of preference (first, second, third).
    • Voting returns by email to wanoscg@gmail.com
    • All votes due on 15 Nov 2024 (Friday before Nov GM due date).
  2. Winner
    • The Winner will be determined by the WANOSCG Committee (who may appoint adjudicators) based on the valid votes.
    • Winner declared and prize presented at the Nov General Meeting due date, 20 Nov 2024.
  3. Displays
    • All valid entries are to be displayed at the Oct General Meeting and Oct/Nov Bulletin.
    • Winning photo and runners-up are to be displayed at the Nov General Meeting and posted in the Bulletin, Website and Facebook page.
  4. Orchid Conservation and Protection Rule
    • Due to the potential to damage habitat and plants, populations of orchids listed as Threatened should not be visited for the sole reason of taking photos for this Photo Competition. If you otherwise happen upon populations during your travels, as part of an ADORP team monitoring these plants or have another official reason to visit populations you may submit photos of these species.

2023 Photo Competition Results

1st Place  : Entry 23 – Robin Parsons Caladenia sigmoidea

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2nd Place: Entry 15 – Robin Parsons Caladenia flava X nana

3rd Place: Entry 9 – Chris Peacock Caladenia discoidea

Congratulations to winners, voted on by Members from a stunning range of entries.