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Balgownie Estates Photographic Competition

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How to enter

Images to be taken* from December 1st –February 29th

To enter Submit your entry by the 1st of March, upload your favourite image on

OR email your photo to

Deliver your image by the closing dates for each competition by the uploading the image to our Facebook Page

- All images must be named in the following format: Entrants name _competition_title of work e.g Matt Smith_summer_vineyardsunset

- There is no entry fee


The winning Image will be printed at large scale and on display in the winners accommodation for their nights stay, as well as on display throughout the resort for coming months.

1st Prize Image captured will be placed into our accommodation with credit to the photographer. Two night stay in a one bedroom
privilege Spa Suite with breakfast for 2 guests, 3 Course Dinner for 2 guests in Rae’s Restaurant and a Yarra Valley Balloon Flight.

2nd Prize 1 night stay in a one-bedroom privilege spa suite with breakfast for 2 guests, 3 course dinner

3rd Prize 3 course dinner

 at Balgownie Estate

Winner will be announced on Friday March 11th 2016 *Terms and conditions and eligibilty 
Winners must provide the winning images at High quality resolution at a large size.


- The image must be high quality DPI. And be able to be enlarge for a canvas print.

-The Balgownie Estate ‘All About Wine’ Yarra Valley photographic competition is open to all photographers.

- Photographers are eligible to enter into both competitions.

- By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the terms and conditions of the competition.

- There is a maximum of 1 entry per person per competition.

- Entrants to take Photographs from the Yarra Valley Region only.

- All images must focus on the theme of wine and/ or vineyard

- Entrants may submit colour or black and white images

- All entrants must fill out the registration on the website and tick they have read the terms and conditions before uploading their image

- All competitors must be mindful this is a working vineyard and Occupational Health and Safety and vine management concerns exist.

Terms and Conditions

 - If you submit and image, Balgownie Estate reserves the right to free reproduction of entered images in all media.

- Where an image or images are reproduced by Balgownie Estate the photographer will be credited - No watermarks are permitted

- Balgownie Estate reserves the right to make modifications to the rules. Changes made to the competitions will be advised by email.

- By submitting images each entrant assures that all images are their original works and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been breached. It is not the responsibility of Balgownie Estate to obtain model and/or property release forms or to assure/examine protection of trademark infringement rights.

- Balgownie Estate neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the contest and receiving of awards and/or prizes

- All competitors must exercise care and give way to all vineyard traffic

- Photographs of workers must have their approval

- Entries will only be accepted during the specified period

- All competitors must be mindful this is a working vineyard and Occupational Health and Safety and vine management concerns exist.


An anonymous judge appointed by Balgownie Estate will judge your images. The judging will commence subsequent to the closing date of each competition (spring-summer: March 15th, Autumn- Winter: September 15th) The winners of the competition will be announced and contacted by email 2 weeks after these dates. The images will be primarily judged based on creativity, skill, powerfulness and originality in accordance with the theme of wine and or vineyard.