GSTA Urban Landscape Awards 2021 T&C

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GSTA Urban Landscape Awards T&C

GSTA started back in 2011 with the aim to be the best Urban Landscape Photo Competition in Australia – perhaps the world. We want photographers to open their eyes in their own backyard, rather than have to travel to the ends of the earth to get that amazing landscape.


The competition is open to amateur, professional, beginner or expert photographers.

Employees and the immediate families residing at the same address of the Judges, Promoters, Printers, Suppliers, Providers and agencies associated with the competition are ineligible.

Submission of an entry is evidence of the photographer’s consent to these terms and conditions. Entrants can only enter in their own name.

Qualifying Images

Urban is something relating to, or concerned with, cities, city life or densely populated areas. Urban Landscape photography brings landscape photographers eye and approach to contemporary urban environments – cities, buildings, streetscapes, hardscapes, subways, etc. It represents and expresses scenes and scenarios that exist among these areas and often focuses more on the patterns or processes there, rather than the people.

Additionally, there are one specialist categories within this competition: 

  • One Person, which will also be judged in the main group.
  • Your Urban Landscape must have one person (only one) in the image.The person can’t be the predominant part of the image as it is not portrait competition.

Images must have been taken within the 36 months prior to the closing date for entries.

The image entered must be 100% photographic in origin.

Entrants must be able to supply a copy of the original captures used to create a final image (if requested by the judges).

No titles or marks that may identify the author are permitted on the image itself.

The Golden Shopping Trolley Awards reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that does not comply with these conditions.

Your Copyright and Moral Rights

The GSTA respects your rights and does not claim ownership or copyright for works You submit to this contest. You will retain full ownership and copyright in each entry.

In addition your moral rights are respected. Whenever Your work is published by GSTA (and its partners) You will be credited. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition.

Copyright & Permissions

By submitting works to this contest you confirm that for each work submitted:

You alone are the author of your work and that it is your original work.

You are the sole copyright holder.

You have not licensed any rights in the work that conflict with the usage rights required by the GSTA.

You have the permission of any persons in the work, or if they are under 16, the consent of their parent or guardian, to grant the usage rights required by The GSTA.

You have permission from the owners of property shown in the work to grant the usage rights required by The GSTA.

That it does not include trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any other third person or entity.

That it does not contain names, likenesses, or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.

You will be responsible for any claim made by any third party in respect of Your entry and to fully indemnify The GSTA and its sponsors in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.

Image Format

Images are to be captured digitally and submitted in JPEG file format. They should be 3200 pixels on the LONGEST side and use the Adobe RGB colour space. Images are to be submitted via the Team Digital website.

Image Transmission

Images will be deemed to be accepted at the time of receipt and not at the time of transmission. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. No responsibility will be taken for lost, late or misdirected entries. The promoters accept no responsibility for any entries not received.

Submission of entry is evidence of the photographers consent to these terms and conditions. Entrants can only enter in their own name.

Entry Fee

An entry fee of $25 must accompany each group of up to three (3) entries. In addition to participation in the competition, the entry fee entitles the photographer to complimentary admission to the Gala evening on the 15th May 2021. Additional tickets may be purchased to attend the night at a cost of $25.00 per ticket.

Entry Deadline

Entries are to be submitted by 5:00pm (Australian Western Standard time) on Friday the 16th April 2021. Late entries or entries unaccompanied by the entry fee will not be accepted.

Judging Criteria

Although photographers can enter multiples of (3) images, judging will be based on each individual image.


The judging committee comprises:

Ben Walton (chairman of judges) – Director at Team Digital

Christian Fletcher – State and National award-winning professional photographer, gallery owner and Urban Landscape lover.

Tony Hewitt – State and National award-winning professional photographer, sought after presenter and speaker both nationally and overseas.

Judging Procedure

All images will be reviewed independently by each judge, on a high-resolution EIZO CG Series Monitor, calibrated to the D65 standard, and an initial score allocated.

Judges will then meet to consider each image before declaring the top forty (40) images.

The top forty images will be printed on Canson Platine fine art media using an Epson Surecolor Wide Format printer. Best practice will be employed in the use of media profiles and we reserve the right to optimise for print without consultation or approval.

Judges will then judge live on the 15th May of the final forty for the 1st 2nd 3rd

There will also be specialist category:

  • Best image with One Person
  • Presentation of Prizes

A presentation Gala evening is to be held at Team Digital on the 15th May 2021 commencing at 6:00pm. The prints from the top forty images will be displayed in The Bunker Gallery and all the images entered in the competition shown on monitors positioned around the venue. The live judging and presentation will take place in Team Digital’s outdoor theatre.

Use of Works

By entering this competition you agree that any winning or shortlisted work You submit may be used by The GSTA (and its partners) for two (2) purposes: The Exhibition itself, and for marketing and promotional purposes of this contest or future contests.

These uses include:

  • judging the competition
  • displaying the printed entries at the GSTA exhibition
  • displaying or projecting entries at the GSTA Awards night
  • displaying the entries on the competition website (and websites of partners)
  • displaying the printed entries at public exhibitions to promote the competition
  • publishing the entries on posters to promote the competition.
  • publishing the entries on postcards/handbills to promote the competition.
  • publishing the entries in a video slideshow.
  • resizing the work as necessary to fit pre-defined formats to promote the competition.
  • sub-licensing the entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the competition and any related exhibition.
  • inclusion within any materials promoting the competition or any exhibition of works from this competition organised by The GSTA
  • You acknowledge Your responsibility for protecting your Entry against misuse by third parties, by for example, but not limited to, the insertion of a watermark. The GSTA and its Partners can assume no responsibility and are not liable for any misuse of works.
  • Should any work uses beyond those needed to promote the contest arise You will be contacted and given the opportunity to negotiate any such usage with the parties concerned independently of the competition.

Consent to collect Information

The GSTA are committed to protecting your Privacy. The promoter collects Entrant’s personal information in order to conduct the competition, notify you about our future competitions, contact prize winners and publicise the names of prize winners. We do not divulge or sell your information to third parties at any time, and only collect the information that is required for this competition.

If the information requested is not provided, the Entrant may not participate in the competition.

All entries will be entered into a database and by entering the competition; entrants confirm that they allow their personal information to be stored in this manner. If you wish to be removed from our contact list, please contact Ben.

Names of all winners will be published on the Promoter’s website.



The promoters of the competition are:

Team Digital 5 Coolgardie Terrace Perth WA 6000

ABN: 90 008 680 108

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