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Get snappy for the Foster Show

THE Foster Show is delving into preparations for one of their biggest shows yet. COVID-19 cannot stop the Foster community from putting on a show; and this year in 2021 the online presence was superb. Now for 2022, the show will be even bigger! One of the most popular competitions in the show is back, the photography section.

With multiple categories to enter, now is the best time to start getting snappy! The Foster show are encouraging people of all ages to seize a moment and capture it now, to enter the perfect photograph in the 2022 competition. 

The categories are:

Class – General

Photos (no larger than 15cm x 10cm) must be mounted on matte-card no larger than 20cm x 15cm. NO experienced photographers or photography club members.


  1. Landscape/seascape                                        
  2. A single tree                                                      
  3. Pairs                                                                  
  4. Hands    
  5. Car details   
  6. Animals / birds / insects    
  7. Mass flowers      
  8. Your best friend                                              

Class – Advanced

Photos (no larger than 21cm x 29.7cm) must be mounted on matte-card no larger than 31cm x 39.7cm. Single images with minimal post-processing except Category 17. 


  • 9. Portrait                                                             
  • 10. Speed                                                              
  • 11. Close up/macro.                                             
  • 12. Black and white    
  • 13. Landscape/ Seascape  
  • 14. Abstract      
  • 15. Framed
  • 16. Open (anything goes)                              
  • 17. Creative. Digitally altered using a lot of post-processing.

Class – Phonography

Open subject. Photos taken with phone camera. (no  larger than 15cm x 10cm ). NOT mounted. Preferably printed with border. No app manipulation.

VAS Photography Competitions

The winners of the following VAS competitions qualify for Regional finals and may go on to State finals at Royal Melbourne Show.

Categories 18 and 19 below (must have been taken within 50km radius of Foster). Photos must be unframed, and no larger than 20cm x 30cm.  Must be matte-card mounted with border no larger than 3cm.

VAS Junior Photography

18.  A colour or black and white photo ”Animal/s in action”. Competitors are to be aged under 18 years on the day of their local show.

VAS Open Photography

19.  A colour or black and white photo of a ”Animal/s in action”. Professional Photographers are not eligible.    

So, what are you waiting for? Find your muse for one of the categories above, and snap away!

Information for entry submissions will be available closer to the show date. The show will be on Saturday 26th February 2022. Everyone has their fingers crossed to attend the show in person, where we can all admire some spectacular photographs, and even more.

If you there is something you do not want to miss at the show next year, please send suggestions to [email protected] or by contacting the secretary on 0425 728 525. Happy snapping!

– Written by the Foster Show Society.


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