Celebrating the Natural World


Competition Overview:

Welcome to the "Celebrating the Natural World" Photo Competition! We invite photographers of all levels to participate in this exciting event. This competition aims to celebrate the beauty of the Blue Mountains fleeting moments and the joyous art of photography. By submitting your photos, you not only stand a chance to win amazing prizes but also grant us full rights to the submitted photographs so that they may be featured in future promotions and showcase your skills.


The theme of the competition is "Colorful culture, Lifestyles and Locals." We want participants to capture those unique instances that may only last a second but have the power to tell a captivating story.

Competition Categories:

Nature's Wonders:

Capture the beauty of nature in its most fleeting moments – sunrise, sunset, changing weather, wildlife in action, etc.

Colorful Culture

Celebrate the vibrant & diverse culture within the Blue Mountain. Focus on tradition, festivals and artistic expressions that define life in the Blue Mountains.

Timeless Traditions

Preserve cultural and traditional moments in the Blue Mountains that pass by in an instant – rituals, ceremonies, celebrations, etc.

Adventures Aloft

Shots of the Blue Mountains that offer a unique perspective of the area

Coffee Chronicles

A unique perspective of the growth and cultivation of coffee within the Blue Mountain

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Each participant can submit up to ONE (1) photograph per category, a total of FIVE (5) photographs maximum.
  2. Submitted photographs should be in JPEG format; image size 1080x1080px (1:1), 1080x1350px (4:5), 1080x1920px (9:16)
  3. Participants must include a brief, vivid description for each photograph, explaining the moment captured.
  4. Submissions must be original work created by the participant.
  5. All entries should be submitted via the official competition website by the specified deadline.

Judging Criteria:

A panel of experienced photographers will evaluate the submissions based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to Theme: How well does the photograph capture a fleeting moment?
  2. Creativity: Uniqueness of the captured moment and the composition.
  3. Excellence: Clarity, lighting, focus, and overall technical quality of the photograph.
  4. Emotional Impact: The ability of the photograph to evoke emotions and tell a story.
  5. Overall Impression:  The overall appeal and impression of the photograph.

Important Dates

  1. Submission Period: September 12, 2023 – October 31, 2023
  2. Judging Period: November 23, 2023 – November27, 2023
  3. Winners Announcement: Monday, November 30, 2023


Grand Prize

The Ultimate VIP Blue Mountain Experience- Get treated like royalty for a day as you experience the Blue Mountains and unlock full access to all amenities provided by Blue Mountain Tours Ja. An unforgettable experience from start to finish!

Second Place

A Catamaran cruise for two (2)

*Cash prizes and bi-weekly giveaways to a few lucky participants!


Remember, it's not just about winning; it's about sharing your talent and celebrating the beauty of fleeting moments through the lens of your camera. Good luck, and happy capturing!

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