We live in a society traditionally obsessed with materialism, yet numerous recent independent studies have shown that it’s the things we do, not the things we have, that make us the happiest.
From in-depth psychological research, to public surveys, to the trend of millennials using ever-greater percentages of their disposable income on experiences, results have shown that more and more people are ditching that pursuit of the latest model phone to instead strap on some scuba diving gear, book a cheap airfare, or simply head to a concert with friends.
As a result, the ability to showcase these experiences via imagery helps preserve their cherished memories, and provides inspiration for others to take those first steps into enriching their lives.
To submit your photo entry for the Experiences category, please ensure it adheres to the following criteria:
- Must be within Australia – no overseas experiences will be accepted for submission.
- Must include a person – no empty landscapes, boats, aircraft alone – we want to see humans enjoying what makes us human: our experiences.
- Must be taken with DSLR, Action Cam or similar – mobile phone photos will not be accepted. EXIF data will be required for shortlisted contestants.
- Must involve an activity – the subject of the photo must be “doing” something, whether it’s laid-back or adrenaline-oriented.
You will be judged on your ability to capture a “mood”, whether it be excitement, wonder, awe, companionship or similar.
Category Winner Prize:
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Experience Oz Gift Voucher