Langhorne Creek Photography Competition

The 2022 competition is now closed and prizes awarded.

It was a pleasure to recognise the winners of the 2022 Langhorne Creek Photography Competition and celebrate with the Top 10 short-listed photographers on Friday 22 April 2022 at the lovely Vineyard Road Cellar Door.

First prize (including $1000 generously sponsored by Alexandrina Council) – Christine Frizell for Step Road Holy Grail.

Second prize – Paula Furlani for Buildings of Bleasdale Wines

Third prize – Christine Frizell for Magical Morning in Milang

Other images from the short-listed Top 10 selection were:

Tom’s Illawarra Calf by Annabel Follett

Hunting in the Vineyard by Bantval Ajay Prabhu

Encased by Leaves by Judi Thies

Like this post by Karen Davis

Image of a vineyard panorama (with track) by Alan Bevan

Bremer River by Phil Gold

Pretty in Pink by Christine Frizell

With thanks to Jon Burke Creative Digital Video as guest judge this year.

Thank you to all the talented photographers for taking part and depicting our lovely part of the world so beautifully.

The Langhorne Creek Photography Competition has been inspired by the vineyards, wine, culture, landscapes, and nature of our region.
The competition provided a platform for photographers to spend time in our beautiful part of South Australia, showcase their work and share their experiences.

Thank you to Alexandrina Council for sponsorship of this competition.

Terms and Conditions


Major Prize: $1000 for the overall winner sponsored by Alexandrina Council
Second Prize: A mixed dozen of Langhorne Creek wines
Third Prize: A mixed dozen of Langhorne Creek wines

Terms and Conditions

By submitting image(s) into the Langhorne Creek Photography Competition, you accept the terms and conditions numbered 1-25 below.

  1. Photographs must have been taken in the Langhorne Creek Wine Region geographical indication. This area is identified by the red border in the map that can be downloaded HERE
  2. As the artist, you retain all copyright and intellectual property rights to any images submitted into the Langhorne Creek photography competition, however, submission of all image’s grants LCGW royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive rights to use, produce, publish, adapt, and communicate the images in future promotional and advertising material, and regional communications. Acknowledgement of artist will be displayed where possible.
  3. The entrant accepts complete responsibility for gaining permission to enter and publish photos of the people featured in their photograph(s). A talent release form must be completed to verify permission from the individual(s) in the photograph. This can be downloaded HERE
  4. There is a maximum of 3 entries per person.
  5. All entrants must be 18+ to be eligible to enter.
  6. All entrants should retain a high-resolution version of their entries in the event one or more images are shortlisted and larger files are needed for printing or promotional purposes.
  7. All entries will be reviewed, and a shortlist selected to be displayed in the region.
  8. Shortlisted entries may be printed (by, and at the expense of, the event organisers) to a standard format with maximum dimension 40cm and displayed  forming the Langhorne Creek Photo Exhibition
  9. All entrants are responsible to ensure that they have the right to enter any image they submit for judging. This includes talent release forms completed and returned if applicable.
  10. LCGW reserves the right to verify the validity of all images prior to accepting images into the competition.
  11. LCGW reserves the right to refuse acceptance of an image submission on the grounds that the image:
    a. was not taken within the Langhorne Creek Wine Region,
    b. is not reflective of the region,
    c. is offensive in nature,
    d. is excessively controversial, or
    e. does not comply with the terms and conditions.
  12. The file name of the upload should be the title of the image being entered.
  13. Image dimensions: Longest side must be a minimum of 1,500 pixels.
  14. Images must not have any form of watermark for judging purposes.
  15. Images can be taken by either a camera or an iPhone as long as they follow resolution requirements.
  16. All entries must be submitted with the file size no larger than 1MB and no smaller than 500KB, JPEG File in RGB colour or black and white.
  17. Entrants who proceed through to the final stages of the competition will be asked to provide LCGW with a higher resolution file for image printing during the exhibition or for future promotional purposes.
  18. Entry into the competition allows LCGW to crop or compress images to suit promotional purposes. LCGW does not have the right to edit the image itself or alter the image in any other way.
  19. All images submitted must be the work of the person entering – public domain images will not be accepted.
  20. Entries must not display harassment or violence of any form, must not be damaging to the environment or wildlife in the creation of the image, must not put the photographer or subject in danger, or infringe upon the rights of any other photographer, artist, or person.
  21. When taking images, artists must seek permission prior to entering private property. Not all boundaries are equipped with fencing, this is not an indication of public property. A useful guide/map can be found here.
  22. Your personal information will only be used for administration of any prizes and to notify of shortlisting. These details will not be distributed to any third party without your expressed permission. Images submitted will be archived and retained in digital format so that the images can be used in support of the above.

Photography Competition Timeline - (may be subject to change)

  • 1 November 2021          -   Entries Open
  • 16 March 2022               -  Entries Close
  • 17-20 March 2022         -  Judging
  • 22 April 2022                    - Winner announced