WAPF invite affiliated club members to participate in competitions and exhibitions which are held at various intervals across each year.  Some competitions are open to individual members, such as ClickWest and In My View, others may be Club Competitions, such as PrintWest.

Participating in competitions and attending the events where the images are displayed allows members to see the very best images members are creating.  It is also an opportunity to see trends and advances in technique and product associated with the creation of photography as an art form.

Important Competition Downloads

The WAPF has adopted a set of common or 'Core Rules' that apply generally to competitions.  However, our competitions may have additional or modified rules specific to that competition.   These will be detailed in the specific competition information.  You must read the Core Rules in association with the Competiton Rules.  Click here to read the Generic/Core Competition Rules

WAPF Model Agreement  The WAPF has created a basic Model release form for use by clubs or individuals wishing to obtain written permission from models to use their images.

PrintWest 2021

To engage participation and social interaction between member clubs across the state and to promote the value of a printed image, each year WAPF invites clubs to participate in an interclub competition, resulting in PrintWest.

The competition cannot be entered directly by individuals. Images are preselected by their club and submitted as a Club Entry. There are two outcomes associated with each of these competitions. As an Interclub Competition, clubs will be winners. Photographers of images shortlisted are invited to provide a print of their image. The printed picture will be judged and individuals awarded.

Key Dates for 2021

  • Club entries open: 18 June 2021
  • Club entries close: 2 July 2021
  • Accepances announced 30 July 2021
  • Closing date for Prints delivery to WAPF 20 Aug 2021
  • Prints exhibited at PhotoWest, Northam 3 Sept 2021

    For More information CLICK HERE

ClickWest 2021

The goal of the ClickWest digital photography competition is to recognise and celebrate diversity across various genres of photography and to identify and reward individuals who have excelled across multiple genres through the portfolio prize.

2021 Subjects

Close-up – An image taken close-up of a subject consisting mainly of water, another liquid or a mixture.

Portrait -  An image of a person, or part thereof, with shadow(s) forming a significant compositional component. A silhouette is not acceptable.

Landscape  - An image of any scape taken at twilight either morning or evening.

Monochrome -  An abstract image derived from an industrial/architectural/machine source.

Key Dates for 2021

  • Entries Open 3 May 2021
  • Entries Close 4 June 2021 11.59pm
  • Acceptances 2 July 2021
  • Closing date for Round 2 HighRes images 9 July 2021
  • Awards Presentation 30 July 2021


For more information CLICK HERE

WAMM 2021

2021 Theme: "Change"

Key Dates 2021

  • Entries Open 8 Aug
  • Entries Close 19 Sept
  • Images judged and chosen by 29 Sept
  • Last day of acceptance for high resolution files 8 Oct
  • Exhibited finalists at the West Australian Maritime Museum 30 Oct
  • Prize Presentation and Exhibition Closure 28 Nov

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