After two years of COVID disruptions, Pix From The Stix is back with a slight revamp and ready to reboot for 2022.

While all the categories and prizes remain the same, this year will be a hybrid of the past competitions.

In the spirit of 'levelling the playing field' for all entrants, the judging will be done from digital photographs, while the physical exhibition in the Gloucester Gallery will allow for the photographers to present their photographs in their own way.   

Entries open on Sunday, May 1 and close on Sunday, July 31 at 11pm (AEST). Entry criteria and conditions are outlined Criteria link on this page. Enter via Trybooking with digital photographs uploaded via this link.

Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday, August 19 from 7-9pm. Proudly sponsored by Faulls Ridge Wine and Avon Valley Inn

The exhibition will run from Thursday, August 18 until Sunday, September 11. 

For more information and all the details about entering, visit the Criteria link on this page.


_2022_website_judge.pngThis year's judge, long-time Manning River Times photographer and former TAFE photography teacher, Scott Calvin.

As part of the 2022 Competition Reboot, Scott is coming to Gloucester ahead of the competition to help support any aspiring or experienced photographers. Thanks to the support of the Gloucester School of Arts, Scott will be running the workshop at the Gloucester Citizens Centre on Sunday, May 15 from 5pm to 7pm. Book your sport via Trybooking

Before returning to his hometown of Taree, Scott worked in portrait studios, photographed weddings and snapped many magazine shoots. Since returning to the Manning around 30 years ago, he's been working for the Manning River Times. This has seen him take on a whole new range of photography, adding race-paced events and sport to his repertoire, snapping everything from footy matches to high-speed boat racing. He has plenty of experience photographing festivals and parades in all kinds of weather and lighting conditions. And he's no stranger to judging photography competitions. His diverse experience is what drew the 2022 Pix from the Stix committee to look at inviting him to be a judge. 


$1750 Prize Pool 

Major Prize - Proudly sponsored by R & R Property- Overall competition winner (senior categories only). $500 Prize.

Faces I Have Met - Proudly sponsored by Lovey's Grocers IGA Gloucester - This portraiture category allows you to capture the essence of some of the interesting and diverse characters that you may have met. 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $50

Lie of the LandProudly sponsored by the Gloucester Advocate -This category is specific to the 2422 postcode and allows you to explore the differing landscape features around the Gloucester region. The winning photograph is published on the cover of the Gloucester Telephone Directory. 1st Prize $150, 2nd Prize $50

The Natural EnvironmentProudly sponsored by Jacobs Building - For a more in-depth photography experience of nature, capture the flora and fauna in a truly individual and explicit manner. 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $50

Man-Made - Proudly sponsored by Gloucester Medico - Focus on obscure or everyday objects and use your photographic skills to capture the essence of the myriad of man-made objects that surround our lives wherever we may find ourselves. 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $50

Not Your Normal PhotoProudly sponsored by KE and LA Forbes Building - A time to really test your artistic flare. Experiment with a more abstract or conceptual approach to photography, pushing the limits of what is achievable through digital technology. 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $50

Absence of Colour  - Proudly sponsored by Raine and Horne Gloucester - Black and white photography (or even partial colour absence) has a unique way of highlighting and capturing the essence of a subject. Use your imagination to create stunning photographs highlighted by the distinct lack of colour. 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $50

Culture - Proudly sponsored by Avon Valley Meats - This category is a chance to capture what culture means to you. By definition, culture is all about the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of people within a community. 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $50

JuniorProudly sponsored by Gloucester Tyre and Battery - This category is open to people aged 17 years and under. There is no specific genre so feel free to experiment in any of the above listed categories. 1st Prize $75, 2nd Prize $50 plus a $25 Encouragement Award



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