Photography

Capture the moment forever. Tell your story through photography.

2019 Photography Titles:

  • Changing weather
  • Local Wildlife
  • Many types of flight in nature
  • Tesselations
  • Gears and cogs
  • Wearable technologies

A successful Oliphant Science Awards Photography entry:

  • Has accurate science content.
  • Will communicate ideas clearly, each photograph expressing a single idea within the topic chosen.
  • Will contain good quality photographs.
  • Will have the photographs displayed effectively.
  • Will show creativity and originality.

Rules for Photography:

  • The photographs must be on one of the titles listed above.
  • A group of up to 3 students can do a Photography entry. The highest year level in the group will determine the year category of the entry.
  • The photography and ideas expressed must be the student’s own work.
  • The photography can be either black and white or colour.
  • A maximum of six photographs/images can be used per entry.
  • Each photograph must be no larger than 25 cm x 20 cm.
  • The photographs must be mounted on a single sheet of lightweight card no larger than 51 cm x 65 cm. No glass, wood or other heavy frame or backing is permitted.
  • Each photograph must have a caption or short statement, linking it to the title.
  • All production work must be done by the student including any special effects or manipulation (Commercial developing may be used).
  • Any type of camera may be used.
  • You must include a written statement of no more than 100 words which includes
    • The make and model of the camera used.
    • The developing / printing process used.
    • Any special effects or manipulations used.
    • Acknowledgment of any help.

In presenting your photography entry

  • You must attach your written statement about the camera and processing to the back of the entry.
  • You must securely attach your Identification Label (your Coordinator will give you this label) to the back of your entry.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the rules for Photography.

Click here to download a copy of the judging rubric.