Send us your photos

Stand a chance of winning Africa’s premier photography competition when you send us your best photos.

How to enter the 2022/2023 Getaway Gallery competition

Our 2022/2023 Competition is now open with fantastic travel and equipment prizes up for grabs!

For a full prize list and to read terms and conditions, go to our Gallery Competition page.

1. What are we looking for?

Wildlife
Anything from feathers to fangs, our Getaway readers have been producing world-class wildlife images for more than 30 years.

Drone and Landscape Photography
With drone photography continuing to grow and the quality of landscape photography in South Africa particularly impressive, this will be the place to see what bangers the local talent is capturing.

People and Culture
Documentary photography is a challenging prospect but vital in telling important stories. What story do you want to tell?

Street Photography
We’re looking for grungy, urban expressions of street scenes – hit the tar and show us what you capture.

Travel and Destination
Have you been to some distant shores with a camera in hand? Have you travelled to Mongolia in winter, Ireland in summer or Paternoster in spring? If you haven’t travelled afar, don’t be deterred, we’re more interested in the image than the location.

2. Emerging Talent

In a separate category altogether, we will also be looking for up-and-coming photographers, from complete newbies and novices to folks who have an eye for it, but never thought to give it their best shot. If you’re new to this game, you might want to let us know that you’d like to be considered for this prize, too.

We welcome you to encourage children, students, eager-to-learn first-timers, keen-to-grow amateurs and any budding photographers they meet, to send in their pictures. This is more “phone” than “fancy-equipment” photography and about identifying new talent and those with a good eye for captivating images.

3. Accepted subject matter and image editing

Read our full description of our allowed criteria for image entry and edits on our Competion Rules page.

4. Resize and rename your images

Resize the longest edge of the image to 18cm at 300 dpi. Save your image under the title (your name_image title) and close your image.

5. Copy, paste and answer the following points into your email

Full name:
Area of Permanent residence:
Nationality:
Brief description of the scene and how you took the image:
Camera model:
Lens model:
ISO:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Category (Wildlife, Drone and Landscape, People and Culture, Street or Travel and Destination):
Are you an Emerging Talent?:

6. Send us your images

Email your photos to [email protected] – please note that we accept a maximum of five images a person a month. If you have more than five images to submit, please wait and submit them the following month.

Entries will be accepted up to and including 1 June 2023.

Previous winner and finalists: 2021/22

FIRST PRIZE: Iana Strydom – ‘One With Nature’

SECOND PRIZE: Hesté de Beer – ‘Trapped in the Mara River’

THIRD PRIZE: Simone Osborne – ‘Baobab Star Trail’