Getaway Gallery Competition

Calling all amateur photographers to enter our 2020/21 Getaway Gallery Competition

Grand Prize

A five-night stay at Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp in northern Kruger plus photographic gear, all worth over R85 000.

The Grand Prize includes

  • An extraordinary wildlife experience at Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp situated in the Makuleke Contract Park (northern Kruger National Park), located alongside the Luvuvhu River.
  • Accommodation for two people sharing in one of Pafuri Camp’s luxury tents, all meals (breakfast, high tea and dinner) and two game drives per day valued at R50 000. (More adventurous winners can book bushwalks in advance of their stay). The prize will be valid up to 31 December 2021*
  •  Tamron 150-600mm G2 super-telezoom lens worth R22 395
  • Parrot Anafi drone worth R12 995
  • A Luci Solar Inflatable Base Light worth R699


Second and Third Prize

Second Prize

Tamron 100-400mm zoom lens 

Tamron 18-400mm zoom lens 

Luci Pro Outdoor 2.0 Solar Lantern

Worth R25 789 from Singer Photographic 

Third Prize 

Tamron 18-400mm zoom lens 

Luci Outdoor 2.0 Solar Lantern 

Worth R11 594 from Singer Photographic 


How to enter the 2020/2021 Getaway Gallery competition.

Send us your best images of African wildlife, people and landscape images.



Competition Rules

For photographers

  1. African citizens/foreigners with permanent residency, work visas, critical skills visas or long-term residency visas in an African country or its islands are eligible to enter this competition.
  2. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. Entrants expressly declare that they are duly authorised to participate in the competition.
  3. All caption, personal and technical information that is requested must be supplied by the photographer.
  4. Photographers must have taken the image that they submit themselves and be able to supply RAW or original files when requested. Photographers must receive permission in their private capacity to photograph any subject matter (be it human or animal) before entry to the competition. Getaway and Gallery sponsors bear no legal responsibility for images published or used in the Gallery structure.
  5. We do not retain copyright to your photographs outside of the Getaway Gallery structure (Gallery monthly feature in the Getaway magazine, Best of Gallery social media posts, Best of Getaway Gallery coffee table book and Gallery Calendar). Your details will be credited alongside your photograph wherever featured.

For images

  1. If your image has won, or placed, in any previous photographic competition, information thereof must be declared upon entry. Similarly, images that have been published, either in print or online, must be accompanied by a declaration (please include details of publication and date). Judges reserve the right to exclude any images deemed to have been used or appeared in public extensively.
  2. If your image is chosen for publication by another entity after having been selected as a Gallery finalist, please notify the Gallery Team immediately.
  3. You may not enter the same image into the Gallery competition more than once.

For subject matter

  1. Only subject matter taken in Africa and its islands are eligible for entry.
  2. Harassment of both people and animals or destruction of the environment in pursuit of an image will not be tolerated.
  3. Images will be rejected should there be any baiting and/or manipulation of animal behaviour to the advantage of the photographer. Animals must be free-roaming and not held in captive or restrictive environments, even for rehabilitation purposes. Images taken from hides will be accepted.

For image editing

  1. Images must accurately and realistically represent the natural world. Minimal editing will be allowed within the following guidelines: Normal processing of RAW and JPEG images (minor adjustments to colour, contrast, gradients, sharpening, noise reduction and HDR) are acceptable. HDR composites and panoramic stitching will be allowed so long as the final image bears a realistic resemblance to the original scene. No cloning, additions or removal of subjects from an image will be allowed. Cropping must be kept to the minimum – images with a cropping factor of greater than 30% of the original image will be judged negatively. We will request the original RAW or JPEG file if any queries arise.


*Grand prize terms and conditions:

  • This prize is valued at R50 000.00.
  • The prize will be valid from 01 December 2020 to 31 December 2021.
  • The prize is not valid over peak travel periods and is subject to availability. Peak travel periods include, but are not limited to, Public Holidays; Long Weekends; Easter and Christmas Holidays.
  • The prize includes accommodation for two guests, accommodated in a luxury tent at Pafuri Camp and includes all meals (breakfast, high-tea & dinner) and two game drives per day.
  • The prize is for a four-night stay.
  • The prize is for one tented room; no additional rooms are included.
  • The prize is not transferable to another person.
  • The prize is not transferable for cash.
  • The prize excludes travel costs to and from Pafuri, park entry fees as set by SANParks entry gates, conservation levy (R200 per adult per booking in 2020 – Wild Cards do not apply), beverages, gratuities, curio shop purchases and laundry.
  • Kruger is considered a moderate malaria area and you should seek advice from your doctor about prophylactics.
  • The camp is unfenced.
  • The drive is approx. 7 hours from Johannesburg

General prizes terms and conditions:

  • Prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternatives are available.
  • Prizes are only deliverable to African postal addresses.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All entrants’ information will be used only in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • Multiple winners may be subject to a tie-break to decide an outright winner.
  • Getaway may re-allot prizes if we are unable to contact selected winners. Please ensure that you provide the correct contact details.
  • Prizes not claimed within three months will be forfeited.
  • Any deviation from the rules and/or attempt to manipulate the outcome of the prize will result in disqualification.
  • The winner’s details and winning photograph may be released, performed or displayed to the public by Getaway or the sponsors of this prize. The winner’s details will be credited alongside the photograph wherever featured.
  • By entering into this competition it is deemed that you have read and understood these rules.

Send us your images HERE.