Yellow Pages is calling for budding photographers across Australia to shoot its next covers and gain valuable exposure in the process.
Following a successful first year in 2012, Yellow Pages’ Capture The Cover photographic competition is back, once again giving locals in Australia’s major capital cities the chance to have a say in the images that represent their community on the cover of their local phone book and showcase their work to thousands.
Judged by leading photographers Steve Parish, Steve Fraser, Mark Lobo, Mark Kimber and Penelope Beveridge, Capture The Cover asks residents in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to upload original photographs showcasing a hidden gem in their community for the chance to win a share in more than $60,000 prizes.
A total of eight images will appear on each of the 36 covers across the cities, which will reflect the theme Only Locals Know.
Last year, amateur photographers, iPhoneographers and locals with point-and-shoot cameras were among more than 350 winners across Australia to have their photos featured on a Yellow Pages cover.
Perth judge, photographer Steve Fraser said this year’s competition will aim to celebrate little-known local spots on each cover under the theme Only Locals Know.
“It might be a favourite quiet place, the best spot to watch the sunset, a hidden piece of graffiti or even the tastiest coffee only locals know about,” Mr Fraser said.
“For me, a winning entry is always one that communicates a feeling – a great shot goes beyond technical composition. I’d tell entrants not to be afraid of taking lots of photos – the more you shoot, the more you can potentially capture.”
To enter, metro residents are encouraged to take a photo of the best kept secret in their community and enter at Capture the Cover for their snap to be considered for one of eight spots on each cover. By doing so, entrants go in the running to win $1000 cash or seven $100 cash prizes up for grabs on each cover.
Locals can also enter via Instagram by tagging their photo #CaptureTheCover and @Yellow_Au.
Locals can enter as many times as they like.
Visit Capture the Cover for full details. Competition closes 1 September for Adelaide; 8 September for Perth; 22 September for Brisbane; 6 October for Sydney; and 20 October for Melbourne (2013).
Information and images courtesy of PR Edge for Sensis Pty Ltd
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to promote the 2014 Yellow Pages Capture the Cover competition.