Equality in Focus Photography Competition

Equality in Focus Photography Competition


  1. The College of Law Equality in Focus Photography Competition is open to 2019 College of Law PLT Students and any student who, in 2019, is enrolled in the study of law at any of the following WA Universities:

    • Murdoch University
    • Curtin University
    • University of Western Australia
    • Notre Dame University
    • Edith Cowan University

  2. Special application can be made to The College of Law WA for entries from students who reside in WA but are currently enrolled and studying law online through another university.

  3. Provided that there are 20 or more photographs entered in the competition by the closing date, there will be 4 prizes awarded:

    • First Prize - $500
    • Second Prize - $250
    • Third Prize - $100
    • People's Choice - $100

  4. The Competition opens on Monday 30 September 2019 and closes on Friday 15 November 2019. Late entries will not be accepted. Those short listed will be notified on Monday 18 November 2019. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

  5. Entries are limited to a single photograph taken by the entrant. An entrant may enter a maximum of 3 single photographs over the period that the competition is open. A caption and short description detailing how the photograph captures the theme is essential.

  6. Photographs must be electronically submitted by uploading it with your electronic entry form at https://www.collaw.edu.au/learn-with-us/our-programs/practical-legal-training-programs/equality-in-focus-photography-competition. The use of a mobile telephone to take the photograph is permitted.

  7. The theme of the photographic competition is “Creating Lawyers Who Care” and this theme together with the catch phrase “Equality in Focus” must guide the creation of the photograph. This theme is wide enough to capture images that assist in opening a discussion about equality. So the photograph may not depict equality itself but instead may provoke thought/conversation about what equality is or should be. In short, there is intended to be wide scope for creativity.

  8. Every entry is to be accompanied by a completed entry form. To be a valid entry, the entry form must be completed in full.

  9. The photograph must be the original work of the entrant. The entrant warrants that they are the creator of and owner of copyright in the entry and that the entry does not infringe any third party rights.

  10. The entries may be publically exhibited in any form by the College in the absolute discretion as determined by the College. Entries of the week will be posted on Collegiate - The College of Law WA Facebook page.

  11. In submitting an entry the entrant consents for The College of Law to exhibit the entry and reproduce the entrant’s biographical information.

  12. Copyright in an entry remains with each entrant. All exhibitions and display of entries will be attributed to their entrants.

  13. The winning entrants will provide The College of Law with a perpetual, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, exhibit, publish and communicate the winning entries for the purpose of promoting the competition.

  14. Selection of the entries of the week and finalists will be made by the Director of The College of Law WA with the assistance of the WA College of Law Marketing Committee. The First, Second and Third place entrants will be decided by a panel which will include the Director of The College of Law WA and at least two independent judges with a legal background. The decision in each case will be at the absolute discretion of the panel and will be final.

  15. The criteria that will be applied are:
    • How well it captures the theme of the competition.
    • The degree of professional execution.
    • Level of artistic interpretation of the theme.