Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography

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Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography

Calling all photographers!

Want to participate?

Submit your wildlife photograph to nominate for the Gerard Mills Memorial Prize:

  1. Take a photo of wildlife you see on the grounds of any USC campus. Remember to respect their boundaries! Do not hurt, touch, harass or unnecessarily cause stress to animals while photographing.
  2. Email studentevents@usc.edu.au two high resolution JPEG (minimum 150 dpi resolution) copies of your photo. One resized to 1200x810pixels (or 810x1200pixels) and the second copy of your photo resized to 200x135pixels (or 135x200).
  3. In the email provide a short description of your image/s, which USC campus it was taken on and your USC student ID number.

Entry requirements: You must be a currently enrolled student at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Please ensure you provide your student ID number with the description of your competition photo/s.

The prize nomination period commences on 19 June and ends midnight 30 September 2017.

Check out the How to enter page for more information.

Winners will receive:

1st prize: A$1,000 cash and A$500 TEDs Camera store voucher
2nd prize: A$300 cash and A$300 TEDs Camera store voucher
3rd prize: A$200 cash and A$200 TEDs Camera store voucher

Honouring a USC legend

The Gerard Mills Memorial Prize honours the memory of USC Honorary Senior Fellow, Mr. Gerard Mills. Gerard devoted much of his life to education, art and photography. He spent almost four years taking more than 30,000 photos of wildlife activity, each week walking kilometers of USC's 100-hectare Sunshine Coast campus to find rare and elusive species.

Mr. Mills documented almost 600 species including everything from the tiniest beetles to the biggest kangaroos, from snakes and birds to bandicoots and sugar gliders. The Gerard Mills Memorial Prize acknowledges a USC student who demonstrates excellence in wildlife photography.

Prize winners will be judged on technical ability, as well as creativity.

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