2021 FIND A PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDS TERMS & CONDITIONS

The Find A Photographer awards are a photography industry awards program that recognises photographers for the photography businesses they run and the ways they use their photography expertise in unique and meaningful ways. It is not a photograph competition. Running a successful photography business is centred around a range of criteria, which form the basis for the categories of these awards.

As with any competition, complying with the terms and conditions of these awards forms part of the entry criteria. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria. Failure to comply may result in your disqualification.

How to Enter

Entry is free for all Find A Photographer listed businesses only. Businesses may list their business at any time before or during the competition period to be eligible to enter.

All listed Find A Photographer businesses are also automatically entered into the Photography Business of the Year Awards.

In 2021, we will be removing our past special categories and adding a Covid Support award. This award goes to the business who has taken steps to improve their business practices during 2021 while in lockdown. Businesses who have been closed due to Covid restrictions in their area for 7 days or longer in 2021 are eligible to enter this award.

Entries for the Covid Support prize open on October 1st, 2021 and must be submitted by 5pm AEST on October 31st 2020. Your entry form and attached evidence for your entry must be true and correct.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to enter the Find A Photographer Awards, your business must

*Have the primary business focus of providing photography services to clients

*Be located in Australia and have an ABN

*Be Australian owned

*Been in operation for 6 months or more as of September 1st, 2021 and continue to be in operation at the time of the awards on November 20th 2021.

Style Pose Click and Find a Photographer staff members and their families are not eligible to enter.

Judges are not be eligible to judge any categories they are nominating in, and as such they will not be judging the awards categories they choose to enter.

Awards categories 

The Find A Photographer Awards celebrates the diverse strengths of the photography business community. We take the integrity of the Find A Photographer awards seriously.

In 2021 there will be awards for 1 National Winner and 1 Winner in the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, The Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

In order for a state to be included in the awards, there must be a minimum of 3 businesses listed in that region. Only businesses who have received reviews in 2021 can be awarded. In the event that no photographer has been reviewed more than 10 times, no winner will be announced for that region.

Prizes and Judging

The Find A Photographer Awards are based on skill and there is no element of chance involved in determining the winners.

The Photography Business of the Year Award is calculated according to 4 main criteria:

  1. Listing reviews obtained from November 1st 2020 up until and including 5pm October 31st 2021
  2. Average star rating of these reviews up until and including 5pm October 31st 2021
  3. Listing activity and interaction according to website analytics up until and including 5pm October 31st 2021
  4. The quality of the listing – description, gallery images, website links etc according to an 8 point audit completed by our judging panel.

Listing audit includes the following:

  • Business name entered correctly
  • Location (city or exact studio location accepted)
  • A detailed written description outlining your services and information about yourself and/or your business.
  • All contact information up to date – phone number, email, website
  • Business social profile links are working correctly
  • A comprehensive and updated gallery of images
  • Logo and cover images uploaded
  • Replies to the reviews left by your clients

The submissions will be judged and decided by our panel of industry judges. The judge’s decision is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.

The winner of the National Photography Business of the Year will receive the following:

  • Category Trophy for display in your studio space.
  • Two week Google Ads campaign
  • Two week Facebook/Instagram campaign
  • Public Relations campaign with press releases and images issued to local media outlets in your area and throughout the photography industry.
  • 16×24 Inch HD Metal Print from Print 2 Metal, Melbourne
  • $200 Voucher from Bespoke Packaging
  • $250 Voucher from A Little Life Creative towards online courses or digital downloads
  • $247 One Year Subscription to the Mastery Members Education Platform
  • A comprehensive marketing program with www.findaphotographer.com.au including a variety of spotlight articles and social media features.

The winner of the Covid Support prize will receive the following:

  • A comprehensive marketing program with www.findaphotographer.com.au including a variety of spotlight articles and social media features.
  • Two week Google Ads campaign
  • Two week Facebook/Instagram campaign
  • 16×24 Inch HD Metal Print from Print 2 Metal, Melbourne
  • $50 Voucher from Bespoke Packaging
  • $250 Voucher from A Little Life Creative towards online courses or digital downloads

The winner of each State Photography Business of the Year will receive the following:

  • A comprehensive marketing program with www.findaphotographer.com.au including a variety of spotlight articles and social media features.
  • Two week Facebook/Instagram campaign
  • Category Trophy for display in your studio space.
  • Public Relations campaign with press releases and images issued to local media outlets in your area and throughout the photography industry.

The winner of the Vendor of the Year Award will receive the following:

  • A comprehensive marketing program with www.findaphotographer.com.au including a variety of spotlight articles and social media features.
  • Two week Facebook/Instagram campaign
  • Category Trophy for display in your studio space.
  • Public Relations campaign with press releases and images issued to local media outlets in your area and throughout the photography industry.

Prize Conditions

Entrants may be eligible to win prizes across multiple categories if they choose to enter them. We reserve the right to withdraw a prize if there are no eligible entrants to receive that prize.

By entering and accepting a prize, you agree to participate in marketing activities in relation to the prize, including being interviewed and photographed. We reserve the right to use your comments, image and name for marketing and publicity purposes in any media without compensation.

A prize cannot be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash. All other expenses associated with the prizes are the responsibility of the winners.

General

We reserve the right at any time to request entrants to provide proof of valid entry and to disqualify any entrant who we have reason to believe has breached these terms and conditions or engaged in any improper conduct or conduct that may jeopardise the competition.

We will not be held liable for any entries not received for any reason during the promotion period.

We are not liable for any prize that may be lost, stolen or damaged in any way after it leaves our possession.

We are not responsible for any variation in the value of a prize.

If for any reason we are not able to conduct the awards as planned, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to take any action that may be available.

To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable for any loss, including indirect and consequential loss, damage or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the awards. You will indemnify us and our officers, employees or agents against any loss or liability from any claim or action that arises as a result of a breach of these terms by you, or your use of the materials or information supplied by you under these terms.

We accept no responsibility for any tax liabilities that may arise from winning.