In the build up to World Elephant Day on the 12th of August 2014, Conservation Action Trust, Wilderness Safaris and Africa Geographic invite you to take part in a photographic competition of elephantine proportions. The aim is to remind people of the wonder of African elephants by showcasing your very best images.
Judged by 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Greg du Toit, the winner and their partner will enjoy a wonderful four day Pafuri Walking Trail in the Kruger National Park.
This three-night, four-day trail takes place in Kruger’s remote north along paths made over aeons by its animal inhabitants. With Wilderness Safaris’ Pafuri Camp as a base, each day is spent in different parts of the 24 000-hectare Concession, exploring its wealth of habitats, from rivers, floodplains and seasonal pans, to baobab-dotted kopjes, woodland and ethereal riverine forest. At night lanterns and a crackling fire light the camp and create convivial atmosphere with a light eco-footprint while guest dine and wine under a sprinkle of stars in an ebony night sky.
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Judged by audience votes , the second prize winner will take home a Canon EOS 100D with a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, 8 gig memory card and camera bag worth R6595.00.
How to enter:
- Share or tweet your elephant photographs on Africa Geographic Facebook or Twitter.
- Your image must state your name, where it was taken and it must be followed by the #tag: #worldelephantday
- Images taken in zoos or of Indian elephants will not be considered.
- The closing date for sharing or tweeting your image is 29 July 2014
The judging process:
- The top 10 images will be selected.
- We will publish one a day on Africa Geographic’s Facebook page for 10 days in the build up to World Elephant Day, 12th of August.
- Every day our audience will be invited to ‘like’ their favourite elephant image.
- The most popular image, as voted by you, will win the second prize.
- The first prize winning image will selected by Greg du Toit from the same 10 images.
- Winners will be announced on Elephant Day, 12th of August.
- The 10 final images will also be published in Africa Geographic’s online magazine on the 8th of August.
- Included in the first prize: accommodation for two adults on a sharing basis for three nights on a full board basis (all meals and walking activities on a scheduled basis per day
- Excluded: Park/conservation fees, drinks, all items of a personal nature, cancellations, baggage and medical insurance, any unrelated excursions, staff gratuities, all transfers, flights, transport there and back.
- Terms and Conditions: The Prize is valid from the 01 September 2014 to 31 October 2014 this year or 05 April 2015 to 31 October 2015 excluding public holidays. Booking is subject to availability. The official prize voucher supplied by Africa Geographic must be presented when claiming the safari.
Rules and Regulations
- All photographic work(s) must be the original work of the Participant and submitted onto AG Facebook or Twitter under the #tag: #worldelephantday
- Entrants grant Africa Geographic and Conservation Action Trust permission to publish their images in all their online media channels and social media channels, in association with the competition.
- Entrants grant Africa Geographic and Conservation Action Trust permission to publish the entrant’s name in association with their the images.
- Multiple entries are allowed but only 1 entry per person will qualify as a finalist.
- Competition is open to entrants from all countries. EXCEPT: Employees or sub contractors of Africa Geographic or Wilderness Safaris may not enter the competition .
- Winners must pay for and make their own travel arrangements to Pafuri Camp.
- Winners will be contacted via their Facebook profile.
- The Judges (Greg du Toit) decision is final.
- The competition will run from Monday the 14th of July until Sunday the 10th of August.
- The image should be a faithful representation of the original scene. Localised adjustments should be used appropriately. The objective is to remain faithful to the original experience, and to never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality of nature.