Yellow Pages® is calling on budding Adelaide photographers to show off their own talents as well as their community’s hidden gems on the cover of its four 2014 Adelaide metro books.
Following a successful first year in 2012, Yellow Pages®’ Capture The Cover photographic competition is back, once again giving locals the chance to have a say in the images that represent their community on the cover of their local phone book and exposing their happy snaps to thousands of residents.
Judged by Adelaide photographer Mark Kimber, the 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 Kimber said.
“Capture The Cover is a great opportunity for locals to gain exposure and see their work in print. It is also a great way to highlight and celebrate what makes Adelaide such a great place to live – whether that’s the beach, bush or parklands.”
Last year, locals from Evanston Park, Christie Downs, Nairne and Largs Bay were among more than 350 winners across Australia to have their photos featured on the cover of their local directory.
Sensis Marketing Specialist Beth Kyle said the outstanding response and positive feedback on the covers had secured Capture The Cover’s future for another year.
“We were overwhelmed by the photographic talent in Adelaide last year as well as the enthusiasm locals showed for their community through their shots,” she said.
“With the help of thousands of entrants we were able to produce covers that best reflect the diverse regions in our cities, showcasing what locals love about where they live and highlighting their connection to their community.”
Apart from having your photograph showcased on the cover of your local Yellow Pages® book, there is one major prize per book cover of $1000 cash. There are also seven runner up prizes per book region of $100 cash.
There’s plenty of tips on what sort of shots work best, and even videos from some of the judges on how to maximise your chances of snapping that winning shot. Just be aware that, due to privacy reasons, photographs depicting people are not eligible to feature on the cover.
Entries close on August 25th, so you’d best get snapping!
Disclosure: Yellow Pages have gifted me a tripod for my involvement in talking about this competition – like I needed an incentive! Lol. I’ll be putting my own pics up on Instagram and Facebook – follow the #CaptureTheCover and @Yellow_Au tags and accounts on Instagram. I can’t win anything, but I can give it a go (but I have to think that my normal ‘happy snaps’ are probably too gloomy for most judges )