Summer Sessions Photo Comp.

Alice Bell and The Surreal Surf Art Gallery is proud to present the ‘Summer Sessions’ photo competition. Have you got a photo that oozes summer? We are searching for that special photo. Photographs can include anything with an ocean, surf, or summer theme.


  1. Images must be taken in South Australia
  2. Entries open Sunday November 27th 2011 and close Saturday December 24th 2011 at 4pm.
  3. Maximum 1 photo per entrant

How do I enter?

Your photo needs to be emailed to as a high-resolution jpeg at 300 dpi and 30cm (longest side)

Please include your full name, telephone number, and a 25-word description of your photo in the email.

Please include in the subject line of your email entry: Name of your photo / Summer Sessions Photo Competition

The Criteria:

  • 10 finalists will be chosen from the pool of email entrants.
  •  The finalists will be contacted via email between Dec 24 and 31, 2011.
  •  The 10 finalists will have their photo printed and matted (20x30cm) and displayed at the Surreal Gallery as part of the Summer Sessions Photograph Exhibition.
  •  The Summer Sessions exhibition will run in the peak holiday period from Sunday 1st Jan to Wednesday 1st February 2012.

What happens next?

From the ten finalists, two photographs will be selected into these categories:

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (as voted by the public at The Surreal Surf Art Gallery, Port Elliot)

THE ABP / SURREAL SURF ART AWARD (as voted by Alice Bell , The Surreal Surf Art Gallery Staff and SA Life Magazine)

Both of these categories will be announced early Feb 2012.

Judging Criteria :

  • Judging is based on creativity, composition, uniqueness and summer vibe.
  • The ten finalists will be selected by ABP and The Surreal Surf Art Gallery staff.
  • All photographs remain the property of the photographer.


All finalists receive their printed photo, to be collected from the gallery after the Summer Sessions exhibition concludes.

All finalists receive publicity from the gallery through The Summer Session Exhibition and online correspondence

The winner for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE award will receive:

  •  The option to display their one-off photo in the Surreal Gallery
  • $100 Surreal Prize pack.
  • Your photo will be printed in the Times Paper

The winner for The ABP / SURREAL photo will receive:

  • The option to display and sell their one-off photo at The Surreal Gallery
  • $300 Surreal prize pack
  • Summer Sessions 2012 Photo Competition artistic trophy .
  • Your photograph will be printed in the February issue of SALife Magazine.


So what are you waiting for? Get snapping and share this with all of your Facebook friends.

Thanks Alice Bell , Hannah Bailey and Laura Hill