Deadline: December 9, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: $2,500, $10,000
As one of the most widely used man-made products on the planet, concrete is all around us: in our houses and offices; our roads and pavements; in the bridges that connect us; the wind farms that provide us with energy; and the sea barriers that protect us.
With this competition, we want to inspire you to celebrate the vital role that concrete plays in our world, its versatility, strength, durability, and sustainability.
The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers alike, and entrants can submit their photos into four categories:
- Urban design and use #UrbanConcrete
Images of the city landscapes and buildings around us, both well-known and hidden away – from the Sydney Opera House to the tower block you might have grown up in.
- Infrastructure #ConcreteInfrastructure
Photographs of our infrastructure, in our cities and rural areas, above and below ground: highways, bridges, airports, stations and dams, let’s celebrate the concrete buildings supporting and enabling our vibrant lifestyles.
- Concrete in daily life #ConcreteInDailyLife
Showcase the human side of concrete – how it’s used and interacted with daily. Also includes small scale applications of concrete.
- Concrete on video #ConcreteinLifeVideo
Up to a one-minute video clip of concrete in life across any application whether a small-scale use or infrastructure.
One professional and one amateur winner will be chosen from each category, with one of the finalists receiving the overall Best “Concrete in Life” Photo of the Year prize.
The overall Best “Concrete in Life” Photo of the Year winner will win a $10,000 prize.
Each of the seven remaining amateur and professional winners will each win a $2,500 prize.
How to enter
Post a photograph on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ConcreteInLife and then include the hashtag for the category that you want to enter:
You should also tag the GCCA on Instagram (@the.gcca) or Twitter (@thegcca).