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Magpie Springs Photographic Competition 2016

Right from the start (July 2013) we found when anyone arrived they would take a picture of something. So much so, we deciced to give people a chance to show off thier images and have a show in the gallery, this started The Magpie Springs Photographic Competition. We gave photographers a 3 month period to take an image on our 80 acres... day or night.

Subject matter is completely open ... from macro to panorama as long as the image is taken onsite during the stipulated period. Its made for an interesting and diverse show. Visitors enjoy participating too as everyone is able to be part of it one way or another. The Peoples Choice award has proved to be popular.

This photographic competition looks to capture many visual treasures of this vineyard on the slopes of Willunga Hill. Set amongst 80 acres of rural bushland, wetland, and natural scrub, with abundant flora, fauna and rustic buildings, there are many choices of subject matter that will inspire.This property is a unique site it offers rustic artefacts, flora and fauna, picturesque settings, happenings as well as the full gambet of vineyard work/look which evolves during vintage.

Selected works will be displayed in exhibition at the Vineyard Gallery Red Room and Cellar door 29th May- 10th July, works submitted may be displayed on monitor in cellar door with authorship.

Key dates 2016

Images to be taken 1 Feb – 17th April

Entries for pre-selection by 1st May

Finalists notified 10th May

Delivery of selected works by 24th May

Exhibition opening 2pm, 29th May

Prize winners announced 3pm 29th May (People’s choice award announced 11th July on fb -

Conclusion of exhibition 10th July

Collection of unsold works 10th July after 5pm – 13th July


Prizes for Magpie Springs Photographic Competition 2016


1st prize   

2 doz Magpie Springs wine + 500gms newly roasted coffee Southern Boulder​  - $75 and 10 pass to climbing gym

to the value of $773

Geoffrey Howe with Evening at Magpie Springs


2nd prize   

1 doz Magpie Springs wine + 500gms newly roasted coffee

Southern Boulder $50 and 5 pass to climbing gym

to the value of $418

Penny Heighes  - Last one Standing


3rd prize   

½ doz Magpie Springs wine + 500gms newly roasted coffee

Southern Boulder $25 and 2 pass to climbing gym

to the value of $213

Angela Gordon with Nailed there by the rays of the sun


Centre for Creative Photography, Adelaide​   -  - a voucher for one of their many courses - to take their photography to another dimension

Barbara Martin with Vineyard a study

value of  $200


Wildfire Organic Tea​  One 600ml Cast Iron Cherry Blossom Tea Post,1x Peace Time Tea 100g (Golden Leaf Award Winner)1x Chillax Herbal Tea1x Protect Me Immunity Tea

Louise Kotz with The light unseen



Pack & Send - Lonsdale​ - hamper of local goodies from local businesses

 + $100 voucher

Jessie Willemse - Dream away


Scoop SA​  - a basket to the value of $65

Dharshini Devasagayam – Blowing in the Wind


. •♥•.¸¸•♥•.¸¸.•♥•.BUT WAIT THERES MORE. •♥•.¸¸•♥•.¸¸.•♥•.


People’s Choice Photographer's prize STILL TO BE WON!!-


Atkins Photo Lab​ is sponsoring with The Rose frame package The photo size is around A3 and normally retails at $245 and 3 Bottles of Magpie Springs wine. $125

A member of the public for voting in the PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD - 'Our Place', Willunga Hill​ - a Sunday lunch for 4  + corkage AND  2 bottles of Magpie Springs wine - for a member of the public for voting in the People’s Choice Award Valued at $

٠•●♥ITS EASY♥●•٠


•●♥ VOTE ♥●•٠

٠•●♥BE IN IT TO WIN IT♥●•٠

(hint - bring 2 - 3 friends to raise your chance of being at the table for lunch at Our Place. Willunga Hill)


Pack & Send - Lonsdale knowing Seymour College​ students would be participating with a photographic display  (the same theme but not as part of the competition - the Seymour/Magpie Springs art project) awarded a prize to one of the girls - Holly Banks. A basket of goodies from local businesses.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this project - All the photographers who came to find their treasures (this is a visual treasure hunt) We had literally bus loads coming this year to take images and can only hang 13 so congratulations to the finalists. 

A thank you to the 8 judges who selected the finalists.

And a SPECIAL thank you to the sponsors who have added to our prizes this year making it possible to share the love.


Want to join in the fun as a photographer  - 2017 will be our next competition - join our newsletter or fb page to find out when the next one gets underway etc

Instructions and conditions.

  • To be considered for selection a competitor must comply with all entry conditions.

  • Photographers must report to the Cellar Door to register before taking any images. All competitors must be mindful this is a working vineyard and Occupational Health and Safety and vine management concerns exist.

  • Images must be taken anywhere on the property within the specified dates – (anywhere except inside living quarters and where safety comes first)... Available times are Cellar Door Openings -Fri, Sat and Sun 11am – 5pm or by appointment. Opportunities to include night harvesting and hand picking exist must be by arrangement. (mother nature dictates timing)

  • All competitors must exercise care and give way to vineyard traffic.

  • Photographs of workers must have their approval

  • All photographers/entrants must be 18 yrs. or over

  • Competitors may enter 1 image (Triptych is considered one image, but must come within the size guidelines)

  • All images can be sent via email to or
    by CD to 1870 Brookman Rd, HOPE FOREST 5172 CDs are considered non-returnable. Must be accompanied with clear Name, Address, Email address and phone number. Title of image and printed size. before the 15th April

  • Images submitted for pre-selection to the competition must be of sufficient quality/size to be shown on TV/computer monitor. In JPEG format. All entries will be displayed in a loop on screen with authorship.

  • Copyright remains with the photographer. The photographer is expected to give Magpie Springs limited copyright for promotion and advertising use only (for this show and following yrs show - selected pieces for the monitor in the cellar door).

  •  must present work framed and ready to hang or it may not be selected for display

    Insurance is the responsibility of the photographer.

  • Dimensions of printed photograph must not exceed 54 cm width unframed. The entry may be a multi-panel work provided the overall dimensions do not exceed the size limit. With multi panel works the entry must be accompanied by a photograph of the assembled work and clear instructions for its installation. Dimensions apply to the actual work, not the mounting or framing.

  • Must be clearly marked on the back with the photographers name, the title of the work, dimensions and sale price (including commission 30%) submitted photographs not displaying this information will be disqualified.

  • Entries will only be accepted during the specified period.

  • Delivery and pick up must be made in person, or by a nominated representative with written permission (such as a friend, relative or artist’s agent or by a courier/freight company)

  • Magpie Springs will NOT pay for any costs incurred in the delivery or return of any entry

  • The entrant grants the Gallery permission to display the work

  • The competitor warrants that the work is original and does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into. Judges are selected by Magpie Springs Management however their decision is entirely theirs - Magpie Springs is not responsible for Judges decision. Judges will have regard to the goals, artistic merit & creative innovation of the work.

  • All exhibitors’ works must be available for sale with 30% of sale price to Magpie Springs

  • Entry fee $15 - competitors will not be considered elegible if fee is not paid.



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