Frequently Asked Questions:
Some answers to frequently asked questions to clear up any confusion about the event:
- Can I buy tickets on the event day / pay in cash?
- How will the photos be entered at the end of the day?
- Are there any physical/age limitations?
- Do I need to be a professional photographer to participate?
- I’m under 18. Can I participate?
- What equipment do I need to participate?
- What are the “themes” that will be announced on the day?
- When and were will the event take place?
- Can I bring someone along on the day?
- What is the difference between a “Standard” and a “Team Combo” ticket?
- Will weather conditions have an influence on the day?
- Can I get involved?
Can I buy tickets on the event day/ pay in cash?
No to both. Because of the logistics involved we need to know exactly how many photographers will be participating in the event. Entry and payment will be via the official website only.
Please contact us, if you are experiencing any problems with payment or anything else while registering.
How will the photos be entered at the end of the day?
The 12 photos depicting the 12 themes of every contestant will be downloaded onto our computers by our friendly helpers. Every participant is required to have only 12 photos on their memory cards by the end of the day. We will start receiving entries from 7:30pm at the designated finish point.
Are there any physical or age limitations?
No. The participants are only limited by their own imagination. Photos can all be taken within a very small area/ indoors if the photographer wants. Participants with medical conditions need to take note of the long time frame involved (12 hours) and take the necessary precautions for medication, special foods etc.
Do I need to be a professional photographer to participate?
No. We encourage photo enthusiasts of all skill levels to participate. Creativity,originality and imagination will be the most important factors when judging the photos.
I’m under 18. Can I still participate?
Yes, we welcome participants of all ages. All participants under the age of 18 must, however, bring a signed consent form from a parent or legal guardian to the event.
What equipment do I need to participate?
Basically any digital camera (excluding camera phones). Any other equipment (lenses, tripod, filters etc) are optional. Film submission will unfortunately not be accepted.
What are the “themes” that will be announced on the day?
The 12 themes are a highly guarded secrets. We will announce 6 of the themes at the start of the day and a further 6 themes at lunch time. The themes will be single words or short phrases, which are open to interpretation.
When and where will the event take place?
The date is yet to be announce but will once again take place in Canberra. More information on the details to follow.
Will weather conditions have an influence on the day?
The event will take place regardless of weather conditions. As photos can be taken in- or outdoors any bad weather would have to be countered by the photographers creativity. It is up to participants to provide for appropriate clothing.
Can I bring someone along on the day?
Honestly, the more the merrier. The day can get pretty long and having someone at your side for inspiration is a great idea. If you are planning on teaming up with someone, why not enter them as well? Check out the registration page for the team combo specials available.
What is the difference between a “Standard” and a “Team Combo” ticket?
A “Standard” ticket is simply one entry while the “Team Combo” ticket is 2 entries into the photo marathon. The “Team Combo” entries will be judged as 2 separate entries and not as a team.
Can I get involved?
Yes, we need all the help we can get. If you are interested in helping get this event off the ground, send us a message through our contact page.