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ENTRIES OPEN 15 SEPTEMBER - CLOSE 31 OCTOBER 2018
$5000 Cash FIRST prize
Plus $12,000 value in great product prizes too!
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About The Competition

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6 Categories

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

While there's only one overall winner, we have six separate categories with a great collection of prizes for each category. Choose from Emotive Portraits, Classic Landscapes, Creative Flair, Exotic Travel, Incredible Sport and Revealing Nature.

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Expert Judges

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Better Photography Magazine has the only competition in the world judged only by AIPP Grand Masters of Photography. All three are professional photographers and have judged around the world in both professional and enthusiast competitions.

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A Learning Experience

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Every entry receives a short comment about how their photograph has gone and how the judges think it could be improved. Many photographers enter just for the feedback as it is incredibly useful - how often do you get to show your work to a Grand Master of Photography and receive a comment?

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Gold, Silver or Bronze?

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Our competition is designed to encourage you. The majority of entries score Bronze or higher, indicating that the judges can see sparks of brilliance or potential in your entries. However, the real aim is to earn Silver because this means you truly have reached professional standards. And Gold? Only a few reach these heights because you really have impressed all three of the judges - and that's to be congratulated.

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$20 Entry & Every 5th Free!

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

The competition costs just AUS $20 (around US $15) to enter and for every four entries you receive a fifth entry for free. So, enter four images for $80 and get a fifth entry on us. Enter another four entry and your tenth is free too! And remember, every entry is individually judged using our purpose-built system, plus you receive a score and a comment as well!

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Take A Look At These Amazing Prizes

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WACOM
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The ultimate post-production tool for the keen photographer. Especially useful for working with brushes! One for each category winner.

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MOMENTO
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One voucher for each category winner - you'll love turning your portfolio of images into a real book or album!

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NISI
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A special prize for only the Landscape category from Nisi, just for the aspiring landscape photographer.

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PHASE ONE
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We think this is the world's best raw processing software - and it's a prize for all our category winners!

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SIRUI
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A special prize just for the travel category, this is the ideal lightweight tripod for the photographer on the move.

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DATACOLOR
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Make sure your post-production is done with a correctly calibrated monitor - one for each category winner!

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LACIE
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In addition to $5000 cash, the overall winner takes home not one but two DJI Copilot storage devices.

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CANSON INFINITY
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All category winners will receive a selection of Canson's amazing inkjet printing papers.

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NISI FILTERS
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In addition to the $5000 cash prize, the overall winner takes home a professional filter kit from Nisi.

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2017 Overall Winner and Revealing Nature Category Winner: Hymakar Valluri

 

What an amazing photograph! Congratulations to Hymakar Valluri, the winner of the 2017 Better Photography Magazine 'Photo of the Year' award.

Hymakar's incredibly composed image of a hummingbird really caught the judges' eyes - such startling clarity and deft subject positioning. Technique is exceptional and, no doubt, so was Hymakar's patience (although the degree of difficulty doesn't impact the judges very much - for all we know it could have been a lucky first shot, we'll never know - but we do know that we very much appreciate and applaud the result).

Hymakar takes out the overall first prize and a cash purse of AUS $5000! Congratulations! Hymakar is also the Revealing Nature category winner, and as such, he and the other five category winners will take home a sponsor pack comprising a Datacolor Spyder5Express, a Canson Infinity paper pack, a Momento Photobook voucher to the value of $150 and a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium tablet and stylus.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for supporting our competition. And thanks also to our esteemed judges Peter Eastway, David Oliver and Tony Hewitt, AIPP Grand Masters of Photography.

This year there were 1212 entries and the majority of entries earned a Bronze Award or higher. A Bronze Award is given where the judges can see some elements of photographic skill and imagination and want to acknowledge what the entrant has submitted. And given the competition is entered by passionate photographers, it's gratifying to have such a high overall standard.

Each entry also received a short judge comment which will hopefully be of use to entrants for the future. If you entered, you can log back into your account to see your scores and read your comments.

To view the top entries in each category (they should be ready now, if not they will be very soon), please visit the Better Photography website and click through to the competition site, or you can go there directly at http://www.betterphotographyphotocomp.com/.

2017 Emotive Portrait Category Winner: Andi abdul Halil

 

2017 Incredible Sport Category Winner: Alamsyah Rauf

 

2017 Exotic Travel Category Winner: Michele Palazzo

 

2017 Creative Flair Category Winner: Jean Wilson

 

2017 Classic Landscape Category Winner: Peter Hill