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Call to Photographers 2018

Magpie Springs Photographic Competition 2018

Because of the unusual nature of this property and with connections in the artistic community we found when anyone arrived they would take a picture of something. So much so, we decided to give all photographers a chance to participate - 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. Anyone can enter - the competion is stiff... this is not about looking for the brochure shot, but rather about discovering nature, using imagination or discovering the Fleurieu and Southern Adelaide Hills, maybe even discovering a passion.  - This IS a visual treasure hunt!

It will be registered with SALA Festival (South Australian Living Artists Festival)  and hung during our last Sunday Music session

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. Photographers are encouraged to use imagination.

The People’s Choice award has proved to be very popular. All visitors have participated with gusto! Visitors during the show Magpie Springs can vote and go into the draw to win a very excellent prize!  

Works submitted may be displayed on monitor in cellar door or used for future promotion of the Magpie Springs Photographic Competition with authorship iand in subsequent yrs on social media. 

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

Key Dates

Registration and photo taking
10th Feb – 6th May

Digital submission by 9th May

Finalists Notified 23st May

Delivery of works
17th June

Sun 1st July  -  Conclusion Sun Aug 26th

Pick up unsold works - Sun 26th Aug – 9th Sept

To be opened by Hon Leon Bignell MP  - Opening Sun 1st July at 2pm

Opening - Come early (Magpie Springs opens at 11) bring a picnic lunch and some chums weather permitting (we have the wine/coffee/tea)
Door Prizes at the opening -  4 memberships to Allgood Things SA  total value of  $156

Prize winners announced Sun 1st July at the opening.
(People’s choice award announced th Sept on Magpie Springs fb and on Magpie Springs Instagram 6th Sept

Gallery open hrs 11 – 5 Fri Sat Sun

Conclusion of exhibition Sun Aug 26th

Collection of unsold works Pick up unsold works - Sun 26th Aug – 2nd Sept - Magpie Springs will not be responsible for any uncollected works 2 weeks after close of exhibition.

Peoples Choice award  - notified on Magpie Springs fb page  Magpie Springs Instagram and via email 

Discover and share what an extraordinary backyard we all have 

Prizes for Photographers (click on the links)

Mulberry Lodge Luxury Accommodation PRIZE -  Value $560 - Winner SATIC - Best Hosted Accommodation  in South Australia 2016 and 2017  - 2 nights mid week with a hosted breakfast see where you could be staying

Smallacombe Real Estate Group and The Jetty Port  Willunga luxury holiday accommodation PRIZE - Cash prize of $500 - See The Jetty Pt Willunga 

Magpie Springs 1st PRIZE      2 doz Magpie Springs wine .
                   A 10 pass for Southern Boulder Climbing wall  - value $680

Magpie Springs 2nd PRIZE    1 doz Magpie Springs wine 
                    5 free passes to Southern Boulder Climbing wall - value $350

Magpie Springs 3rd PRIZE    ½ doz Magpie Springs wine 
                   2 free passes to Southern Boulder Climbing wall  - value $170

Piccolo Studio PRIZE - Hand crafted quilt made in the fleurieu - value $450

Centre for Creative Photography PRIZE - is a short course/workshop or private tuition (depending on skill set) to the value of $275 to take your photography to another dimension

Atkins Pro Lab  PRIZE- Atkins Rose package The Rose frame package The photo size is around A3 value $400

The Shifty Lizard PRIZE Shirt x2, stubbyholder and a case of beer - value 150

Makers Mark Jewellery Studio PRIZE - coin is valued at $105.00 and can be ordered in any year 1939-1964
I am Tall Poppy PRIZE – gift voucher to the value of $100

Old Bush Inn PRIZE – gift voucher Value $100
Pt Willunga Fine Foods AWARDS - two hampers to the value $50 each (two seperate prizes)

All Good Things SA AWARDS  2 prizes  - 2 membership to savings round SA for food, wine, golf accommodation, experiences  (2card with each membership)  Total Value $ 78.00 - 

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

Fleurieu Living Magazine Award - a year’s subscription to Fleurieu Living Magazine - Value $36


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

Public prizes for judging People’s choice award - all visitors are expected to participate by casting a vote which goes into the draw to win - a Sunday lunch for 4 at Our Place Restaurant Willunga Hill  value $290
and 2 bottles of Magpie Springs wine. value $50 to have with lunch.

Door Prizes at opening of show - 4 Memberships Allgood Things SA value $156 a year round portal to savings in experiences from the Fleurieu Peninsula to Barossa Valley - ranging from food, wine, to sport 

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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 $20 fee to register. All competitors must be mindful this is a working vineyard (our home) 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. All after hours picture taking (given light situations) is available but by appointment only! 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.

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 entrants submissions can be sent via email to with Title of work and artists Name

Images submitted for pre-selection to the competition must be of sufficient quality/size to be shown on TV/computer monitor. In JPEG format. Any entries displayed on screen are done so 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. Image may be shared on social media fb/Instagram/twitter with authorship.

Finalists must present work framed and ready to hang or it will not be selected for display! Please attach 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%) How many copies are available if sales occur. (is it a limited edition?)

Entries will only be accepted during the specified period.

no works are to be removed during the show

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 - $20 to cover venue registration for SALA and Limited Liquor Licence for opening.

(Finalists hint re the show we are using our social media to get the word out for you... tag us and any sponsor you may have won a prize with - support each other with comments - it takes a village to get the word out for all of us! 

extra big hint!! - If you invite people to come - to the opening - they are in the draw to win incredible deals, to get out and about in this state with Allgood things SA .....AND  it raises your chance of being at the table for lunch at Our Place. Willunga Hill wear your stretchy pants if your at the winners table -  the food is incredible!)
Safety on Magpie Springs
All photographers must report to gallery and cellar door prior to heading off around the grounds at any time and let us know when you leave every time! Vineyards are under strict state legislation regarding spread of Phylloxera no one may head off around the grounds without instruction!!!!.....We want to know you are safe - Safety first!.



Contact Us, We Will Look After You...

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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