Barossa Photographic Calendar Competition - Take a Second Look

Art - 21 May 2018 by Leah Blankendaal

Calendar competition 2018 winner Cover Ian Codrington Large

Photo credit: 2018 Barossa Calendar cover ‘My Truck Overflows’ by Ian Codrington

A local photographer with an eye for macro-photography is encouraging other amateur photographers to take “a second look” at the Barossa.

Ian Codrington, whose photograph graces the cover of the 2018 Barossa Calendar, says the competition is a great opportunity to view the Barossa through a different lens.

“The competition prompted me to consider subjects I wouldn’t normally encounter,” said Ian, who has developed a love of close-up and macro photography, especially in natural settings.

“I think the competition is a good opportunity, or perhaps a challenge, for amateur photographers to contemplate the wide diversity the Barossa has to offer.”

Entries are now open in the 2019 Barossa Photographic Calendar Competition in a wide range of categories that represent the Barossa.

“Last year’s entries really capture the Barossa from unique and creative viewpoints, which is what the competition is all about,” says The Barossa Council’s Manager Tourism Services, Jo Seabrook.


Entries close 13 July and images will be exhibited at Barossa Regional Gallery in September.


Ian, who says digital photography has reawakened his interest in the creative process, said being involved in the competition was a positive experience. 


“It has been an honour to have a photograph selected as being worthy for the cover,” he said.


To find out more about categories or submit an entry online visit the Barossa Council website.