Gloucester’s annual photography competition returns to its roots after two years of COVID disruption | Gloucester Solicitor

Gloucester’s annual photography competition returns with a restart after being changed to accommodate COVID regulations.

The Stix’s Pix 2022 organizers are looking to get back to the competition’s roots with photographers able to traditionally submit their works for the exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery.

For the past two years, PIX has run as a mostly online version of the competition with all photographs printed for the 2021 exhibition, which ended up being heavily disrupted by COVID.

As the competition returns for its 21st year, entries are opening with a return to the original logo and a nod to some of the original criteria and conditions.

Gone Fishing’ by Karen Bolton won first prize in the Culture category at Pix du Stix 2021. Photo provided

Entrants can present their works however they see fit, ready to hang for the exhibition which runs from Thursday August 18 to Sunday September 11, 2022. However, entrants will also be required to provide a digital version for judging purposes.

The competition categories remain the same, as do the junior and senior sections and the entry fee reverts to the pre-COVID amount.

  • Faces I’ve met
  • Land lie – must be taken in the Gloucester area (postcode 2422)
  • Natural environment
  • man made
  • Not your normal photo
  • Cultural activities
  • Lack of color
  • Junior – open gender

The cost of entry is $15 per entry in the senior section and $5 per junior entry (17 and under), with a limit of five entries per photographer. Registration opens on May 1 and closes at 11 p.m. (AEST) on July 31.

Shannon Richmond's 'When In Isolation' won first prize in the Absence Of Color category at Pix du Stix 2021. Photo provided

Shannon Richmond’s ‘When In Isolation’ won first prize in the Absence Of Color category at Pix du Stix 2021. Photo provided

Thanks to the generous support of Gloucester businesses, there is a prize pool of $1750 up for grabs.

All budding and experienced photographers are encouraged to start taking photos.

The winners will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition on Friday August 19 from 7-9pm at the Gloucester Gallery.

The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free entry.

Interested participants are encouraged to attend a photography workshop led by this year’s judge, Scott Calvin, on Sunday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. To register, go to

Pix from the Stix is ​​an initiative of GACCI (Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc). For more information about the competition or to enter, visit the website

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