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2021 Wildlife Photography Competition

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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2021 Wildlife Photography Competition

Each year WIRES runs a highly anticipated wildlife photography competition. This competition is an opportunity for our community to share their favourite photographs of Australian wildlife taken in the wild or in care over the past year. The images shared with us and those selected as our finalists in previous years have been simply stunning and we are excited to see all the submissions for 2021.

Selected images are used to produce the wildly popular WIRES 2022 Wildlife Calendar with funds raised from the sale of the calendars going directly to help support us to operate our rescue and care services for wildlife 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Thanks to your support we can provide better wildlife education, rescue and care for more animals and save more lives every day.

To enter the competition, you must:

  • Submit an original digital image of native Australian wildlife.
  • Entries must be posted on Instagram by a public profile using the #WIRESPhotoComp hashtag.
  • Entries must be posted & tagged between 31/08/2021 & 26/09/2021

In the event a photographer does not have Instagram, entries may be sent by Private Message to the WIRES Facebook page inbox. Your photograph/s (a maximum of four (4) entries per person) must be posted/sent within the competition period. If you do not have a Facebook or Instagram account entries can be submitted by email to [email protected]u with “Photo Competition 2021 Entry” in the subject line.

Images must be in landscape format and 1080 x 566 pixels. Shortlisted finalists will need to provide the selected image in .TIF .JPEG .JPG Raw images will not be accepted

Shortlisted winners will be notified by phone or email on 30/09/2021

Full T&C’s can be viewed here.

Prizes this year have been very generously donated by Australian artist Brentos and Mulbury Australia's No.1 Sustainable Picture Framers.

You can see more of Brentos amazing artwork on his Instagram account @artofbrentos

View the full range of Recycled Timber Picture Frames, Custom Framing and Sustainable Homewares from Mulbury on instagram here @mulbury


Selected Images
Photographers of all 12 images selected for the WIRES Wildlife 2022 Calendar will receive three complimentary copies of the calendar and an A3 signed Brentos “Hope” Print. Calendar cover image winner will have their print mounted in a slim natural Mulbury recycled Australian Hardwood frame.

People’s choice award
First prize for “people's choice award” includes an A3 Brentos “Hope” Print framed in a slim natural Mulbury recycled Australian Hardwood frame and a WIRES 2022 Wildlife Calendar.

Voting opens 4/10/2021

Remember that to enter you need to upload an image to Instagram using the #WIRESPhotoComp hashtag.
Even if you are not entering make sure you have a scroll through the #WIRESPhotoComp hashtag to see all the amazing images of native Australian wildlife!

Visit, like & follow our Facebook & Instagram pages to keep up to date on all announcements and cast your vote in the “People’s choice award”.
WIRES 2022 Calenders will be available for sale in early November.

Good luck to everyone entering this year. We can’t wait to see what you’ve captured!



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