Maritime photo competition

The South Australian government is calling all budding photographers who enjoy snapping maritime heritage to take part in an historical competition.

The Sea Pixels photo competition has been extended to April 28 and a people’s choice category has been added.

The South Australian shipwreck photo competition aims to build a visual library of South Australia’s maritime heritage sites.

According to the Department of Environment and Energy, the Eyre Peninsula coast is home to almost 250 shipwrecks.

Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter said there had already been more than 100 submissions to build the library of photos and film of wrecks and other maritime heritage.

However there are none from Eyre Peninsula.

“We want even more photos for our visual library,” Mr Hunter said.

“Having photos and film on file documents the state’s history and also allows us to compare changes to the wrecks over time.”

The categories include:

  • Underwater shipwreck
  • Shipwreck at the tidal line (above water)
  • Video/motion picture capturing images of a shipwreck
  • Wildlife and maritime heritage
  • People and maritime heritage
  • Changing weather and maritime heritage
  • Maritime heritage site other than shipwreck
  • People’s Choice Award

To enter, visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/our-places/Heritage/maritime-heritage/sea-pixels-photo-competition.