Spring photo call out

Man in his early 30s planting native plants in his backyard  Water bath and native plants in a backyard located in the Inner West  Green frog on top of surface with bubbles 
Photos: Pilar Angon

To celebrate nature and biodiversity in Spring 2021, we are calling all Inner West residents to tag and share native plant and animal photos in backyards, balconies or local natural areas on Instagram  instagram-icon-black

How to enter

Person filling up a bowl with plants in their frontyard  Pond with pink lotus flowers floating  New Holland Honey eater drinking water
Photos:Pilar Angon(left and middle) and David Noble (New Holland Honeyeater)

Everyone can take part, but only Inner West Council residents are eligible for prizes.

Take some pics and hashtag them:   #innerwestwildlife

There are four categories of photos we are looking for:

  • Native plants in your backyard, frontyard or balcony
  • Lizards, spiders, insects or other pollinators in your backyard, frontyard or balcony
  • Native birds using features your backyard, frontyard or balcony
  • Native frogs or ponds in your backyard or frontyard

Make sure you read our terms and conditions to see how you can win.

Prizes

Nurseries seedlings  Wingspan board game Book cover. Garden with round bush and book name

Enter your photos for a chance to win:

  • native plants
  • a Birds or Ecosystem building board game
  • plus other fantastic prizes!

Terms and Conditions

Leaf curling spider close up.  Small bird with pale yellow belly and spots on back and head standing on a dead branch  Pond with pink lotus flowers floating

Photos: Pilar Angon

1.Eligibility

1.1 Everyone is welcome to submit photos in the Spring photo call out but only Inner West Council residents, 18 years and over, are eligible to win prizes. Proof of residency will be required. 
1.2 Pictures must feature animals, plants and natural areas in the Inner West Council area. 
1.3 Participants can submit as many photos as they want per person, however only one photograph per person can be selected for a prize. 
1.4 If your photo is identical to a photo submitted by someone else, both pictures will be ineligible for prizes. 
1.5 Employees of Inner West Council will be able to participate but are not eligible to win any prizes. 
1.6 Photos must be posted on Instagram during the competition period with the hashtag  #innerwestwildlife
 

2.Entry Period
2.1 The competition will run from 1 September to 30 November 2021. 
Only photos posted during this period will be considered for the Instagram competition.

3.Categories
3.1 This year you can choose to submit photos that fit under one of these categories: 

  • Native plants in your backyard, frontyard or balcony
  • Lizards, spiders, insects or other pollinators in your backyard, frontyard or balcony
  • Native birds using features your backyard, frontyard or balcony
  • Native frogs or ponds in your backyard or frontyard

4.Prizes
4.1 The following prizes will be available: 

  • Nursery plants 
  • Book
  • Ecosystem board game
  • Birds board game
  • Insect Hotel

5.Fees
5.1 No fees will apply 

6.Selection of work and notification
6.1 Images will be selected by the Urban Ecology team who will notify participants via phone or email. The winners will be announced in the second week of December.

7.Size and format
7.1 Images must be submitted in digital form and shared in Instagram. 

8. Intellectual Property
8.1 Council respects intellectual property rights of the photographers submitting materials as part of this competition. By submitting your details, you agree to Inner West Council using your photo/s. The photo/s will maintain the property of the photographer and will be retained by Council on its electronic databases with the intention that it may be used on publicly available promotional material such as posters, Council’s website and social media channels.

 

Winning photos 2019

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