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Photo Competition

WACSSO's inaugural Photographic Competition celebrates P&C activity and the relationship between school communities and their P&C Associations. The competition offers the photographers among us (professional, amateur and one hit wonders alike) the chance to showcase their original works.

Full Terms and Conditions
Competition Flyer
Photo Permission Form
Download Submission Form


2017 Photographic Competition

Entries for the 2017 Photographic Competition, presented by WACSSO, open on Friday 13 October. The competition is open to everyone in Western Australia and prizes will be awarded to the P&C or school (depending on the category) that the entrant is affiliated with. 

Entries open: Friday 13 October 2017
Entries close: Friday 24 November 2017

The winners will be notified in writing by email and will have their entries displayed on the Website.

The prize money will be transferred to the School P&C nominated on the submission form for the categories ‘P&Cs in Focus: Activities and Projects’ and ‘P&Cs in Focus: Close-Up.’ For the ‘P&Cs and Schools in Focus’ category, prize money will be transferred to the school nominated on the submission form. Prize money will not be transferred to individuals.

If you have any questions about the awards please read the information below or contact WACSSO at or 9264 4000.

If you would like to share this with your P&C, school, class, or wider school community click here for a copy of the flyer and use this URL: when promoting. 


Submitting your entry

Entries for the 2017 Photographic Awards are now open. 

To enter, email the submission form, photo permissions and photo to

Before emailing your entry, please ensue you have read and understood the terms and conditions of entry, including: consent, how to enter, eligible entry, judging process, winners, prizes, photograph submission guidelines, releases and indemnities, and general terms.

Please also ensure your photograph is the correct size (high resolution, JPEG) and named as per the correct format below.

Entries must be uploaded in line with the below file name format:

  • your first and last name (i.e. John Smith) - underscore –
  • nominated school/P&C name (i.e. Como PS) – underscore –
  • category identification (Activities and Projects or Close-Up or Schools) (i.e. Activities and Projects) – underscore –

Example: John Smith_Como PS_ Activities and Projects
Please note: This is for the ‘file’ you upload.

All entries must be submitted using the online entry form (below). Hard copy and other digital formatted entries will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, experience any difficulties uploading your entry or you do not have access to a computer, please contact WACSSO on 9264 4000 or email and we will assist you in completing your entry.


Competition Information 

Awards and prizes

Total prize pool of $1000 in cash prizes

  • P&Cs in Focus: Activities and Projects - $250 Cash Prize
  • P&Cs in Focus: Close-Up - $250 Cash Prize
  • P&Cs and Schools in Focus - $500 Cash Prize


Photographs can be entered into one of three categories: ‘P&Cs in Focus: Activities and Projects,’ ‘P&Cs in Focus: Close-Up,’ ‘P&Cs and Schools in Focus.’

P&Cs in Focus: Activities and Projects - $250 Cash Prize
P&Cs donate a great deal of time and effort towards shaping public education in WA.  They are passionate about supporting their school communities and advancing our public schools.  The winning image will capture this passion, showcasing P&C involvement at its best.  Show us what your P&Cs are up to! We want to see photos of P&Cs at fundraising events, P&C meetings, busy bees and more.

P&Cs in Focus: Close-Up - $250 Cash Prize
P&Cs represent a diverse group of parent, family and citizen volunteers. P&C members are some of the most involved and engaged members of the school community.  In this category we are asking P&Cs to enter images that reflect this member engagement in a more personalised way.  The winning image will capture those special moments of engagement and connection that parents, families and citizens share with students.

P&Cs and Schools in Focus - $500 Cash Prize
This category invites you to submit photos that showcase community engagement with the school, students using P&C donated resources, schools engaging with families and any photograph that highlights a successful relationship between the P&C and the school. We have left this category quite broad and expect to see many different interpretations.


Judging will be conducted by Eli Greatley from MSP Photography, WACSSO sponsor.
The judge will judge each Eligible Entry based on its relation to the chosen category and the photographic quality and creativity of the Photograph.

Conditions of entry

All entrants must read and agree to the terms and conditions of entry upon submission. Please check the terms and conditions here before proceeding.


Please check the eligibility criteria here.

Public use of photographs

Entries in the 2017 Photographic Competition may be used for future promotions of similar competitions and WACSSO in our publications. The images will also be kept in WACSSO’s photographic library for future use. The title and photographers name will be acknowledged where possible, and the photographer will retain copyright.


WACSSO requires that all entrants must obtain the written permission of any person clearly identifiable in the photograph/s entered and have those person/s sign the media consent form which can be found at the WACSSO website.  Please note parent or guardian written consent must be given for children under the age of 18 years.  Finalists will be required to submit written consent forms to the Promoter.

Download the permissions form.