Calling all photographers, amateur or pro!

It’s been a busy (and sometimes isolating) year so to bring us all together through photography, Mai-Wel is holding our first digital Photo Challenge.

We’re asking photographers of all skill-levels and experience, using fancy cameras or smart phones, to join in on the fun of photography, snapping photos that fit the theme – Connection.

Connection is the Photo Challenge theme

When planning your photos for submission, think about these questions:

  • How do you see Connection through the eye of a lens?
  • What does it mean to you to connect in 2021?
  • What does connection look like physically, emotionally, digitally, personally?
  • Is it through problem solving, like a puzzle?
  • Is it a hug that you’ve waited so long for?
  • Is it a conversation about a topic that you are passionate about?

Great prizes up for grabs!

1st prize: The winning photo will be printed as a fine art canvas (size 75x50cm), valued at $262. What a great opportunity to display your own photography in your home or office!
This prize has been donated by John Lechner Art.

2nd prize: $150 Officeworks giftcard, thanks to Officeworks Rutherford

3rd prize: $100 Officeworks giftcard, thanks to Officeworks Rutherford

It’s easy to get involved!

First, you’ll need to register. Registrations are open now!

To participate in the Photo Challenge and go into the draw to win some amazing prizes, you will need to register and pay a $5 registration fee per photo submission.

You may enter as many photos as you wish; each will require a separate registration and $5 registration fee.

Registrations will close on the 2 May 2021.

Click here to register

Submitting your photo/s is easy!

Once you have registered and paid the $5 registration fee, our Mai-Wel Events Team will email you a link to submit your photo.

Submissions will close on 2 May 2021. This is the same day as registrations close.

Judging of all photos will be performed by our Facebook community, then the top 10 most liked photos will be scored by our official Judging Panel.

On 3 May, all photo entries will be uploaded to an album on the Mai-Wel Facebook page (

Facebook users will be encouraged to vote for their favourite photos by liking their chosen photos. Users can vote for as many photos as they like. The ten photos with the most likes on 16 May 2021 will be forwarded to our judging panel who will choose the first, second and third prize winners.


The photos chosen by our Judging Panel as first, second and third will take out some fun prizes to be announced soon.

Key dates

Photo submissions open: 19 April 2021

Photo submissions close: 2 May 2021

Facebook voting commences: 3 May 2021

Facebook voting closes: 16 May 2021

Judging by the Mai-Wel judging panel commences: 17 May 2021

Prize winners announced: 19 May 2021