Time running out for photographers to enter Heritage competition for share of $8000 in prizes

There’s just two weeks left for shutterbugs across Australia to send in their entries for a chance to share $8000 in prizes in the Heritage Acquisitive Photographic Awards in 2011.

Now in their 23rd year, the Awards are among the longest-running and most prestigious photographic competitions in the country.

Entries close on Friday, 27 May.

Photographers have been challenged to show extra creativity in their entries this year, which must reflect the theme “Chemistry – our life, our future.”

The ‘chemistry’ theme was chosen as 2011 has been designated the International Year of Chemistry by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Three prints will be purchased by Heritage Building Society for $1000 each, and the artists will also receive a $150 Camera House voucher. One print will be personally selected by Heritage CEO John Minz and will be purchased for $500, with the artist receiving a $100 Camera House voucher. The Bruce Mackenzie Memorial Youth Award winner will receive $1000.

This year also sees the inclusion of a Young Photographer Award category for the first time. Open to all school-aged children, entries will be judged in three age categories – 7-9 years; 10-13 years; and 14-17. Entries in these categories are free and can be submitted digitally.

Entry forms for the Awards are now available at Heritage branches. More details about how to enter the competition are available under the “Find out about” tab on the homepage of the Heritage Bank website at heritage.com.au.

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