14 Jan 2016 ASZK Wildlife Photography Competition – NOW CLOSED


Fancy yourself as a bit of an aspiring wildlife photographer? Or have you simply found yourself in the right place at the right time to snap some of your favourite animals pulling a funny face?


How would you like to see your very own shots on the front cover of the Thylacinus for all ASZK members to see?


This year, the Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping is celebrating its second Wildlife Photography Competition!


Last year, the launch of our inaugural Wildlife Photo Competition, was incredibly successful, and we saw nearly 150 shots from talented entrants from all over Australasia!


It’s simple, the competition is open to anyone, so feel free to share with your friends. Here is all you need to know to get started…




You can submit as many entries as you like.


All photos must be submitted no later than the 26th of February, 2016.


Send all entries to cdryburgh@zoo.nsw.gov.au ensuring the following is included:


  • Your name
  • Your institution and/or address
  • Title/caption of the shot
  • Which category your photo best suits
  • Cite ‘ASZK Photo Comp’ in the subject line.


All photos must be in JPEG format and must be accompanied with a signed Photo Release Form (Release Forms can be found on the ASZK website).


Judging and Prizes

The ASZK committee will pick the two best photos in each category to show off at the annual conference, which will be held in Adelaide, South Australia in May 2016.


Here, all delegates will get to vote on their favourite photograph. The best of each category will proudly be displayed on the front cover of an upcoming issue of Thylacinus – the quarterly journal of the ASZK covering interesting updates in zookeeping from across the region. On top of this, the Peoples’ Choice will earn its photographer an honorary ASZK membership for a year! Prints of the finalists may be auctioned off at the conference to assist with the Society’s ongoing objective of supporting the professional development of keepers in our region.


So get snapping, and let your photography earn you membership! Be sure to check Facebook to see some of the entries. And make sure you get down to Adelaide in May to take part in the judging!­­