Project Description

Welcome to the 2022 Photography Competition

The Theme for the 2022 Prize is The Work of Henry Lawson

The great Australian writer Henry Lawson was born on the Grenfell Goldfields in 1867; his work was first published in 1887. 2022 marks the centenary of Lawson’s death. His stories and poetry were celebrated during his life, and in the century since, hence this years’ festival theme!

“100 Not Out – The Legacy Lives On!”

We are inviting photographers to submit photos that reflect any aspect of Henry Lawson’s work or his life.


First Prize $300

Second Prize $200

Third Prize $100



First Prize $300

Second Prize $200

Third Prize $100



First Prize $300 $100

Second Prize $200 $ 50

Third Prize $100 $ 30

There will be a People’s Choice award which can be awarded from any section. The winner will be the result of a vote by those members of the public that view the exhibition and place a vote. The prize money is $200.

The format will be similar to previous years but please be sure to read the conditions of entry carefully. The competition will incorporate the festival theme, ‘100 Not Out – The Legacy Lives On’ as well as the usual Open section. We will be reintroducing a junior section for the open category to encourage budding photographers to enter their favourite images.

Conditions of Entry

  • Entry is open to professional photographers, emerging photographers, enthusiasts and student photographers that live in Australia.
  • All entries are to be a still work that has been substantially produced by photographic means. It must be A4 or 12 x 8” in size and must be mounted on white colour board. Combined thickness of mount and print must not exceed 4mm or 6mm if using a window mount.
  • Entries may not be more than three (3) years old.
  • Entrants must complete an entry form and may enter up to four (4) entries per section, and eight (8) entries in total. No two entries may be the same image or subject.
  • Entry fees are $20 per entry. Payment must be made made at the time of entry. Payments not cleared by the 20 May, will not be judged or exhibited.
  • All entries must have an identification label attached to the top left corner on the back of the art mount identifying the photographers name, entry title, section and category. There must not be any identifying markings on the front of the entry.
  • Entrants must complete an online entry form and may enter up to four (4) entries per section, and eight (8) entries in total. No two entries may be the same image or subject.
  • All elements of the work must be the work of the photographer. All aspects of the image must have been produced by the entrant or under the entrant’s direct instruction (including all post-processing and orienting work).
  • The entrant must be the sole copyright holder and intellectual property owner of their entries in accordance with Australian law.
  • Entries submitted to previous Henry Lawson Festival Photographic Competitions are ineligible for entry.
  • All entries must be received by 5:00pm, Friday 20 May 2022. If entries are posted, they must be postmarked Friday 20 May 2022 to be eligible for entry into the competition.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to reject any entries which it considers to be pornographic, inappropriate or that they believe infringe Australian law.
  • Failure to abide by the eligibility conditions may render the entry ineligible and will not be judged or exhibited.
  • A decision by the Promoter regarding an entry’s eligibility, and/or suitability pursuant to clause 12 is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries will be displayed in a public exhibition from 10 June 2022 to the 13 June 2022, however not all entries may be exhibited due to space restrictions. The Promoter reserves the right to choose and prioritise entries for exhibition.
  • Copyright of entries remains with the entrant.
  • All care will be taken with entries but the Promoter accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to entries.
  • The entrant permits the Promoter and sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entry free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the competition and exhibition. This may include low resolution reproduction on the festival social media pages and related websites.

Mounting Entries

All entries must be mounted as per the conditions of entry.  This ensures a professional display and makes judging easier. Mounting board can be obtained from photo processing stores, art supply stores or online.  All reputable framers will be able to mount your image(s) as per the specifications following:

  • The mounting board must be white in colour.
  • The outer size of the mount for the standard A4 or 12 x 8” print must not exceed 11 x 14”, and prints must be affixed permanently using materials that provide long lasting adhesion.
  • There are two options for mounting:
    • Flush mounting on a single board; or
  • Mounted on a backing board and matted behind a window mount
  • Each mounted image must have a label affixed to the back (top left corner) that has the photographer’s name, title of the print and relevant section and category indicated on the entry form.

Entry Fee & Payment Options

The entry fee is $20 for each entry up to a maximum of four per category, and eight in total.

Entry Fees:

Adults: $20 per entry

Payment Options:

Payment for the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts competitions including:

  • Arts: Painting, Watercolour, Pastels, Drawing, and (local artist any media)
  • Short Story
  • Verse
  • Photography

Payment can be made here

Collecting Entries After Exhibition

Entries can be collected in person from 1.00pm 13th June 2022, or sent by return post provided a pre-paid, self addressed envelope is lodged with the entry form.  All care will be exercised with prints, but no responsibility will be assumed for loss or damage to entries.

The Promoter of this competition is The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts.

  1. Entries Close: 5:00pm sharp Friday 20 May 2022
  2. Judging: Friday 27 May 2022
  3. Exhibition Dates: Friday 10 – Monday 13 June 2022
  4. Winners Announced: Thursday 9 June 2022
  5. Collection: From 1.00pm 13 June or via post.

Postal Address

If you are posting entries, please address as follows:

Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts

Photography Competition

C/O 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW 2810

Delivery Address

If you are dropping off entries, please do so at the following address:

Visitor Information Centre

88 Main Street, Grenfell

The Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days, from 10am – 4pm on weekdays and 10am – 3pm on Saturday and 10am – 2pm on Sunday.

Returning Entries

If you want your entries posted back after the exhibition, ensure you enclose a pre-paid, self-addressed envelope. Collection of entries can be made at the delivery address on or after 1.00pm 13 June 2022.

Please fill out the form below and a representative of the HLF committee will contact you.

Form Payment

Please ensure you complete the relevant payment associated with your form submission. Your entry is deemed incomplete until this payment is made.

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