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2024 PIX from the Stix 

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  • Our sponsors
    Thank you to our sponsors, we couldn't have this competition without your support. Please support our sponsors whenever you can. Gloucester Community Shop - MAJOR PRIZE Raine and Horne Gloucester - Absence of Colour Avon Valley Meats - Culture and our way of life Gloucester Tyre and Battery - Faces I Have Met Rob Moore & Associates - Lie of the Land Gloucester Medico - Man Made Jacobs Building - Natural Environment KE and LA Forbes Building - Not Your Normal Photo Rotary Club of Gloucester - Junior Faulls Ridge Wine - Opening Event
  • Key Dates
    1st May Competition opens 30th July Competition closes at 11pm AEST 12th August Works to be delivered to Gloucester Gallery between 9am - 1pm 15th August Gallery is open to the public 16th August Opening Event where the judge will announce the winners 8th September Works to be collected from Gloucester Gallery between Noon and 1pm Gallery Address: 25 Denison St Gloucester NSW 2422
  • Categories
    Faces I Have Met This portraiture category allows you to capture the essence of some of the interesting and diverse characters that you may have met. Lie of the Land This category is specific to the 2422 postcode and allows you to explore the differing landscape features around the Gloucester region. The Natural Environment For a more in-depth photography experience of nature, capture the flora and fauna in a truly individual and explicit manner. Man-Made Focus on obscure or everyday objects and use your photographic skills to capture the essence of the myriad of man-made objects that surround our lives wherever we may find ourselves. Not Your Normal Photo A time to really test your artistic flare. Experiment with a more abstract or conceptual approach to photography, pushing the limits of what is achievable through digital technology. Absence of Colour Black and white photography (or even partial colour absence) has a unique way of highlighting and capturing the essence of a subject. Use your imagination to create stunning photographs highlighted by the distinct lack of colour. Culture and Our Way of Life This category is a chance to capture what culture means to you. By definition, culture is all about the ideas, customs, and social behavior of people within a community. Junior This category is open to people aged 17 years and under. There is no specific genre so feel free to experiment in any of the above listed categories. The ’Junior’ section (under 18 years as of the closing date of the exhibition period) is an open genre category. The ‘Senior’ section must be submitted under one of the following categories with the genre used as the basis for the composition of the photograph.
  • Image appropriateness
    Any image deemed unsuitable/inappropriate will be excluded from the competition and/or the exhibition. No refunds will be issued.
  • Judging
    All winners are chosen through a blind-judging process. The competition judge will be provided with the digital photographs only, containing the category and title of the photograph. Judging will be completed prior to the first day of the exhibition with the winners announced on the night of the opening. Any entry not submitted for physical exhibition will be disqualified without refund.
  • Prizes
    Each senior category awards: 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $50; Junior category awards: 1st Prize $75, 2nd Prize $50 plus a $25 Encouragement Award. A Major Prize of $500 is awarded to the overall winner - chosen from senior categories only. This is an acquisition prize - meaning that the framed winning photo will become the property of the Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council to be included in the PIX Collection The photographer retains copyright over the image. This years sponsors are: People’s Choice Prize - There is a voting box on display during the course of the exhibition where visitors can cast a vote for a gold coin donation. The winner of this vote will be awarded the fund collected in the box during the exhibition.
  • Who Can Enter
    Pix From the Stix is open to photographers from all levels of photographic abilities from novice to professional.
  • Entry Details
    Complete the online PIX entry form on Trybooking, once this has been submitted you will be emailed a link to upload your images. All completed entry forms and payments MUST be received by 11pm on 30th July 2023 for the blind-judging. All entries must be prepared in both a digital and print format. Any entry not submitted for physical exhibition will be disqualified without refund. An entry fee of $15 applies for each entry in the ‘senior’ section and $5 per entry for the ‘Junior’ section. Please note that entries made via trybooking.com may incur an additional booking fee retained by Trybooking.com. Any person can enter up to five (5) entries. A maximum of 3 photographs for any one entry displayed as a series is permitted with the maximum total area being strictly 34cm x 46cm Photographs must have been taken within the last two years and not exhibited in the Gloucester Gallery or any other gallery within a 200 kilometre radius of the Gloucester Gallery. Please only use this link if you have submitted the entry form.
  • Printed Photo Size
    Maximum size of each individual printed photographic entry is strictly 34cm x 46cm, including the frame and mat.
  • File Size and File Naming Convention
    All digital entries must be in either jpeg (.jpg) or png (.png) format be no smaller than 2Mb to 7Mb in size and are to be uploaded on the entry form for judging by the entry due date. Each photograph file name must include the category code and photograph title. The following format is to be used. Example: NAT-PixFromTheSTix. There must not be any photographer signature or watermark on the digital photo for judging purposes. Category codes are: FAC = Faces I Have Met LIE = Lie of the Land NAT = The Natural Environment MAN = Man-Made NOT = Not Your Normal Photo ABS = Absence of Colour CUL = Culture JUN = Junior
  • Framing of Photo
    The frame and mat can not exceed 5cm on any side. All print photographs must be suitably framed for hanging via a 2-hook system (one on each side near the top on the back of the frame). Large ‘D’ rings work best with the 2-hook hanging system. The 2-hook system comprises of 1-hook on a wire hanging from a track. Where large ‘D’ rings aren’t fitted to the frame, please ensure the wire or cord is firmly stretched across the back of the frame. A loose wire or cord will cause the work to flop forward and/or the wire or cord to be visible.
  • Labelling your Photograph for Entry
    All print entries must be clearly marked on the back with the following details: * Name of photographer * Photograph Title * Category There must not be any photographer signature or watermark on the digital photo for judging purposes. Category codes are: FAC = Faces I Have Met LIE = Lie of the Land NAT = The Natural Environment MAN = Man-Made NOT = Not Your Normal Photo ABS = Absence of Colour CUL = Culture JUN = Junior
  • Delivery of your entry
    Courier and postage expenses are the responsibility of the entrant, including pre-paid return freight. The packaging must be reusable or include additional packaging for return and include required address labelling. Works must be received by Monday, August 12, 2024. Please let us know at pix@gloucester-arts.com.au if you are posting your works so we know to expect a delivery. Photographs submitted prior to the delivery date must be packaged for storage by the entrant. Address for deliveries is 25 Denison Street, Gloucester, NSW 2422. No late entries will be accepted.
  • Use and Ownership of Photograph
    By entering the competition, the photographer gives permission for the Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc and the Gloucester Gallery to use the digital images for promotional purposes. This includes use by the sponsors of the entered category. The photographer will be given credit, where possible. The photographer will maintain ownership of the photograph
  • Gallery Exhibition Details
    By entering the competition, the photographer agrees to have their works on exhibition in the Gloucester Gallery for the duration of the public exhibition. All print photographs must be prepared for exhibition hanging with in-person deliveries received at the Gloucester Gallery, 25 Denison Street on Monday, August 12, 2024 between 9am and 1pm. For assistance with alternative delivery arrangements, please email pix@gloucester-arts.com.au. The Pix from the Stix exhibition will be on display in the Gloucester Gallery from Thursday, August 15 until Sunday, September 8, 2024. The exhibition opening and prize winner announcements will be made at 7pm on Friday, August 16, 2024 in the Gloucester Gallery. All competition participants, friends and families are invited to attend. Entry to the opening is free. Print photographs submitted prior to the delivery date must be packaged for storage by the entrant. Any entry not submitted for physical exhibition will be disqualified without refund.
  • Selling Photographs
    Photographers can opt to have their entries up for sale during the exhibition in the Gloucester Gallery and are required to supply a sale price at the time of delivery. Any sales made during this period attract a 20% commission, retained by the Gloucester Gallery.
  • Collecting Works at close of exhibition
    All unsold entries must be collected at 1pm from the Gloucester Gallery on the final day of the exhibition unless otherwise arranged with the competition's coordinators. Any unsold entries uncollected after 2 months from the conclusion of the competition will automatically become the property of the Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc.
  • Lost or damaged works
    Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc and the Gloucester Gallery take no responsibility for any loss or damage of any works submitted. PIX Contact Details: pix@gloucester.art.com.au

Gloucester’s annual photography competition, Pix from the Stix welcomes Arthur Roy as the judge for 2024.

Arthur has been photographing for about the last 20 years after retiring from a career in Community services and currently is a long time member of The Entrance Camera Club on the Central Coast.

Arthur has won many awards in both national and international competition for his photography, the most significant being four Blue Badges at four different international competitions.Blue badges are awarded to the most successful exhibitor in each international exhibition, he has won 2 in Australia 1 in the Czech Republic and i in France.

He loves to photograph ballet, rodeos and other equine events such as camp drafting and ranch sorting ,egrets eagles and other birdlife.

He is a father of 3 children, has 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and currently he enjoys kayaking on a regular basis the Central Coast waterways to photograph birdlife from his craft.

Arthur Roy
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