Thank you to everyone who entered! Finalists and winners will be announced on Saturday 22 July at 11am at the Port Fairy Visitor Info Centre. All welcome to attend. We will also announce winners on Facebook and notify them by email.

Stay tuned!

Competition terms and conditions can be found here.

Cover photo of apostles by HangingPixels Photo Art. Photo by James Chapman.

Perfumed Waters gallery Simon O'Dwyer.jpg

Announcement of  Photo Contest Winners



Sat 22 July 11am
 Fairy Visitor Information Centre

After a week of careful consideration from an accredited panel including members of the Warrnambool Camera Club, acclaimed Port Fairy photojournalist Simon O’Dwyer and local photographer James Pevitt, come along to hear the winners announced. With big cash prizes on offer across three categories - $150 for junior amateur, $250 for senior amateur, $400 for professional - you’ll want to make sure your pics are in the inaugural photo comp.  

All welcome and encouraged to enter.

Photo by Simon O'Dwyer.


Insta Meet


#portfairy #winterweekends #portfairyphotocontest

Sat 8 July 9am
Fiddler's Green

On Instagram?! Get along to meet locals @portfairypics @simonodwyer @hanging_pixels_art and more! This is also an excellent chance to hear more about the photo contest, meet some of the judges and size up your competition ;)

Photo by HangingPixels Photo Art.


Workshop: Sunrise Photography

Sat 8 July 6:30am - 8:30am
Sun 9 July 6:30am -  8:30am
Each Beat, Rogers Place car park

Early riser Oat Vaiyaboon of Hanging Pixels Art believes sunrise is the best time of day to shoot! In this small-group workshop, learn about timing and positioning, HDR, long exposure techniques and filter usage to even out your exposure. Get your feet wet if you dare! Find Oat on Instagram @hangingpixels_photo_art.
For intermediate and advanced photographers. DSLR and tripod essential. Remote shutter release optional. Places strictly limited. Bookings essential.



Sat 8 July 10:30 - 12:00pm
Southcombe Park, Campbell St

Local photographer Oat Vaiyaboon of Hanging Pixels Art loves drones and adores where he lives. Let him show you some of his favourite locations and perspectives. Meet at Southcombe Park for a practical lesson on drone technology, permits, myths and capabilities. Then follow Oat to various sites for tips and stories from one of Port Fairy’s most wide-reaching photographers. Check him out on Instagram @hangingpixels_photo_art. Best suited to intermediate level. Over 15s only. Bring any type of camera. Limited to 20 people, first to arrive on the day.


Workshop: FAB PHONE PHOTOS - using camera phones effectively 

Sun 9 July 10:30-12:00pm
Wishart Gallery, Sackville St

While the phone could be the handiest camera device ever invented, are we taking the best pics and vids we can? This session, hosted by Warrnambool Camera Club, starts with tips on composition, lighting and framing before hitting the streets to put your new knowledge to the test.
Best suited for beginner to medium level. Over 15s only. Groups limited to 15 people. Register via email wcc.seminars@gmail.com