Monday, February 28, 2011

Northern Rivers Travel Photography Comp

Calling all aspiring photographers: The Northern Rivers Travel Photography Competition is on again!

Following on from the success of last year's first-ever Northern Rivers Travel Photography Competition, I've been asked by the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce to stage the contest again and (fingers crossed) turn it into an annual event. The contest this year will be held as part of the centenary celebrations of the A&I Hall in Bangalow with all money raised will go to local charity: Bangalow Land and River Care; the Bangalow branch of Landcare Australia.

This year's theme is City Sights & Nature's Delights focusing on travels in either urban or natural environments anywhere in the world – even here on the Northern Rivers - and is open to all residents of the Northern Rivers.

Categories: There are three categories: Primary (up to 11 years), Secondary (12-17 years), and Open (18 years and over).

Cost: Individual entries cost $5 for Primary & Secondary & $10 for Open. You may only enter a maximum of two entries, but each entry incurs the fee and must be made separately.

Format: Photographs must be submitted in print form. Each photograph should be mounted on black mount board and must not exceed 30cm x 40cm in size (including mount board).

Prizes up for grabs include $350 worth of cash prizes offered by the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, and subscriptions to some of Australia's best travel magazines, including Vacations & Travel and Get Lost!. More prizes to be announced.

The closing date for entries is 29 June, 2011. The contest will then culminate in a fundraising exhibition at the A&I Hall in Bangalow on Thursday 30 June where the winners will be announced. With photographers' permission, the winning entries will be featured in the spring edition of Ocean Road Magazine.

Entries clearly marked with your Name, Age, Address and Telephone Number, can be dropped off in person at Barebones Gallery in Bangalow between 10am & 4pm from 15 June – 29 June.

You don't have to be a pro nor do you need to have travelled the world to enter this contest. You just have to have a keen eye and a great travelling spirit. So get snapping!

For more information, you can contact me on 0400 887 991 or send me an emal at: kim[at]wildwriting[dot]com[dot]au.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Introduction to Travel Writing - 2 Day Workshop

It's a New Year and with the New Year comes a new range of workshops and retreats. For my first workshop this year, I'll be running an introductory course in Travel Writing for the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre. So if you've ever dreamed becoming a travel writer this is the year for you.

Introduction to Travel Writing - 2 Day Workshop

Ever dream of being a travel writer, but don't know where to start? Travel writing is more than just keeping a diary of where you went, what you did and who you met. It's about engaging the reader and making the travel experience as real and exciting as possible. It's also about selling your work to publishers. This two-day workshop will introduce participants to the requirements of this style of writing, from choosing destinations, to writing the article, to selling your work. Travel photography will also be discussed. A very practical workshop, participants will have the intervening week to work on exercises set by Kim.

When: 9am-1pm, Saturday 21 and Saturday 28 May
Where: SCU room, Byron Community Centre
Cost: $95 NRWC members, $120 non-members
Suitable for: This workshop is designed for beginning and emerging writers with an interest in travel writing.

To find out more or make a booking, contact the Northern Rivers Writers Centre.