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Win prizes worth R180 000 in our amazing photographic competition

Competitions | 2012-04-08 09:37:15.0
READERS’ CHOICE: Here’s looking at you – An inquisitive grey crowned crane, Treehaven Waterfowl Trust, near Vereeniging. By Fiona Fourie. Vote for your favourite image by visiting and “liking” your top shots. The most popular images will be considered for the grand prizes at the end of the year.
Image by: Fiona Fourie

Do you have what it takes to win our Sunday Times Lifestyle/Green Life Photographer of the Year competition?

The winner and runners-up will receive top photographic prizes worth R140 000 courtesy of Canon. Lifestyle will also be giving away R5 000 cash to each monthly winner.

What we are looking for

Winning entries will be judged for their originality, authenticity, impact and technical skill. The subject can be anything environmental: it could be an image that captures the beauty of our natural world, any aspect of green living, or one that highlights threats to our planet.


We will publish a monthly winner, who will win a R5 000 cash prize, courtesy of the Sunday Times and Avusa. The overall winner and two runners-up will be announced in Lifestyle in December. The photographer of the year will win a Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR, an EF 24-105mm F4.0 L IS USM lens and an EF 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 L IS USM lens worth R50 998. The two runners-up will each win a set of photographic equipment worth R41 598: a Canon EOS 7D DSLR, an EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and an EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens.

How to enter

Send your entries to For more competition details, visit and click the “like” button at the top of the page, or scroll down for competition rules.

Competition rules

  • It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that they have read and abided by the competition rules set out below.
  • Competition entries open on April 8 2012 and close at 6am on November 7 2012.
  • The overall winner and two runners-up will be announced in the Sunday Times Lifestyle Magazine, on TimesLIVE and on Green Life’s Facebook page in December 2012.
  • Each entry must focus on any aspect of African wildlife — rural or urban — landscapes or nature; threats to our planet and/or any aspect of African green living. Only photos taken after April 8 2010 are eligible.
  • Each entry will be judged for its originality, authenticity, impact and technical skill.
  • Format: colour as well as black and white entries will be accepted. Each entry should be captioned, high-resolution (at least 240dpi) and not exceed 3MB in size. Each entrant may enter a maximum of 10 images in total.
  • Each caption must include the full name of the photographer and all contact details, a title for the photo, the exact location of the photo, brief scene description, the date the photo was taken, the photo's exposure settings, and camera and lens used. Each caption must also include the full scientific name and common name of the main species in the photo.
  • While moderate editing will be allowed, each entry must be authentic, must be the photographer’s original work and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The Sunday Times reserves the right to validate the authenticity of any entered photo. If a photo is selected for publication, the Sunday Times will ask the entrant to supply the original, unedited photo for inspection. Any entrant found to be in breach of these terms will be disqualified.
  • The copyright of all entered photos will remain with the copyright holder. Each entrant grants the Sunday Times and Avusa Media a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish and communicate their entered photos to the public by any means and exhibit entered photos and copies thereof in all media throughout the world. The Sunday Times and Avusa Media reserve the right to publish the photos and names of competition entrants in Green Life, on Green Life ’s Facebook page and TimesLIVE. No remuneration will be offered.
  • The competition is open to all South African residents. The Sunday Times and Canon’s employees and their immediate families may not enter. Prizes must be taken (or rejected) as awarded, cannot be transferred or deferred and may not be converted to cash. The editor ’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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