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Magpie Springs Photographic Competition 2017

Photographers get your batteries charged - participate!! its on!!

Magpie Springs Photographic Competition 2017

Because of the unusual nature of this property we found when anyone arrived they would take a picture of something. So much so, we decided to give photographers a chance to show off their images and exhibit in the gallery. 
We give 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.

It has made for an interesting and diverse show every year. Use your imagination, this is not about looking for the brochure shot, but rather about discovering nature, discovering the Fleurieu and Southern Adelaide Hills maybe even discovering a passion.  - this is a visual treasure hunt.

For the first time it is registered with SALA Festival (South Australian Living Artists) as the exhibition will be in the gallery in August.

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 gambit of vineyard work/look which evolves during vintage. Vintage is on NOW!

The People’s Choice award has proved to be very popular. All visitors have taken it very seriously choosing their favourite.  Everyone who comes to Magpie Springs can vote and go into the draw to win a terrific prize.  

Selected works will be displayed in exhibition at the Vineyard Gallery Red Room and Cellar door ... works submitted may be displayed on monitor in cellar door with authorship. Magpie Springs in the Fleurieu Peninsula is your visual oyster.

ps - Gallery offers limited hanging space so a greater chance to win if selected.

Key Dates

Images to be taken 25th March – 24rd June

Entries for pre-selection  submitted by 25th June

Finalists notified 30th June

Delivery of selected works by 11th July


Exhibition opening 16th July

Exhibition will be opened by Emily Dinnen Inglis on behalf of - Smallacombe Real Estate and The Jetty luxury holiday Appartments at 2pm 
Come early (Magpie Springs opens at 11) bring a picnic lunch weather permitting (we have the wine/coffee/tea)
Door Prize at the opening 3 memberships to Allgood Things SA  total value of prizes $177 

Prize winners announced 2pm 16th July
(People’s choice award announced 10th Sept on fb -


Gallery open hrs 11 – 5 Fri Sat Sun

Conclusion of exhibition 27TH August

Collection of unsold works 27th August  after 5pm - Magpie Springs will not be responsible for uncollected works 2 weeks after close of exhibition.

Peoples Choice award notified on fb and via email 28th

Prizes for Photographers
Smallacombe Real Estate Group and "The Jetty" luxury holiday accommodation PRIZE - $500

1st prize      2 doz Magpie Springs wine .
                   A 10 pass for Southern Boulder Climbing wall and $100 cash - value $780

2nd prize    1 doz Magpie Springs wine 
                    5 free passes to Southern Boulder Climbing wall and $75 - value $425

3rd prize    ½ doz Magpie Springs wine 
                   2 free passes to Southern Boulder Climbing wall and $50 - Value $190

People’s choice Award 1/2doz Magpie Springs wine + 500gms  - value $150

Creative Centre of Photography Prize - a short course to your choosing - value of $235.00  - to take your photography to another dimension

Atkins Pro Lab Prize - Atkins Rose package The Rose frame package The photo size is around A3 and
normally retails at $400

Makers Mark Jewellery Studio Prize- coin is valued at $105.00 and can be ordered in any year 1939-1964

All Good Things SA Award 1 membership to savings round SA for food wine golf accomodation experiences  (2card with each membership)  Total Value $ 59.00

Scoop SA Award - a tray of delicious Fleurieu Peninsula fresh produce to the value of $50

Wildfire Organic Tea  Award- a teapot and 2 delicious handcrafted organic teas blended here on the Fleurieu to the value of  $75

Fleurieu Living Magazine Award - a years subscription to Fleurieu Living Magazine - Value $36

Public prize for judging Peoples choice award - a Sunday lunch for 4 at Our Place Restaurant Willunga Hill  and 2 bottles of Magpie Springs wine. value $290


٠•●♥ITS EASY♥●•٠

٠•●♥TAKE A PIC♥●•٠




٠•●♥BE IN IT TO WIN IT♥●•٠


(hint - bring 2 - 3 friends to come and vote - it raises your chance of being at the table for lunch at Our Place. Willunga Hill)


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. A $15 fee to register. 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/sheds)... Available times are Cellar Door Openings - Fri, Sat and Sun 11am – 5pm. Opportunities to include night harvesting and hand picking exist must be by arrangement. (mother nature dictates timing)  All after hours picture taking is by appointment only.

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

Any photographs of people must have their approval.

All photographers/entrants must be 18 yrs. or over

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

All images can be sent via email to If by CD  - by post (please address to Photographic Comp 2017, 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 25th June.

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 advertising the competition and future competitions only.

Finalists must present work framed and ready to hang or it will not be selected for display! Please attatch wire/string for hanging. D rings not accepted.

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).

Work must be clearly marked on the back with the photographers name, address, the title of the work, dimensions and sale price (including commission 30%)

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. Works must be family friendly.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.  Selection is by 5 judges who will have regard to the goals, artistic merit & creative innovation.

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

Registration fee - $15

Safety on Magpie Springs
All photographers must report to gallery and cellar door prior to heading off around the grounds and let us know when you leave. Vineyards are under strict state legislation regarding spread of Phylloxera no one may head off around the grounds without instruction..... Safety first.



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Visit the vineyard, cellar door, gallery and bouldering wall at 1870 Brookman Rd, Hope Forest SA 5172 Hours 11am to 5pm – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and seasonally. Other times by appointment ... Call us on

08 8556 7351

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