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Deadline: June 29, 2012
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Free Entry

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Trainspotting International Photo Contest 2012

trainspotting2012 Trainspotting: the Powerhouse Museum International Photo Competition 2012 is proudly presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, commonly known as the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia.  Now in its third year the Trainspotting competition attracts entrants, both amateur and professional, from around the world. From casual observers to avid railway photographers, the competition draws an impressive range of entries.

Known internationally for its significant rail and steam collection, the Museum is also a major supporter of the Hunter Valley Steamfest, the largest annual steam festival in NSW. Steamfest 2012 will provide another wonderful opportunity for the Museum to showcase some of its unique engineering exhibits. The 2012 event will also host a selection of images from the 2011 Trainspotting competition.

ENTRY CATEGORIES

Steam trains (can include locomotive only or locomotive with carriages)
Diesel electric or electric trains or trams (can include locomotive or power car only or locomotive or power car with carriages)
Railway infrastructure, including architecture and design (can include buildings and permanent installations such as stations, platforms, tracks, rail bridges, rail signage, turntables, and so on.)
Trainspotting (in which the subject is the hobby of observing and recording the numbers of railway locomotives and rolling stock)
People in railway and tram environments
Mobile phone (photos taken on a mobile phone to include any subjects from the above categories. This can include the use of various applications.)
Judging will be based on:

composition
technique
content
creativity
experimental approach

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Overall prize winner – will receive AUD$5000
Category winners – will each receive AUD$2000

People’s Choice Award – visitors to the exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum will be able to select a photograph to receive the People’s Choice Award at the close of the exhibition.

Powerhouse Museum Photographers’ Choice Award – the Museum’s photographers will choose an outstanding photograph from the selection of photographs displayed at the Museum. ELIGIBILITY: International / 13+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: No Copyright Policy USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition the entrant grants the Powerhouse Museum, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, communicate to the public (via the Powerhouse Museum’s website and third parties’ websites) the image for non-commercial, educational and promotion purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit.

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