Photograph your working day for a chance to win $2,500 in travel vouchers!
Recently the museum partnered with the All in a Day’s Work photography competition, that invites anyone who works on a remote or high risk job site to submit a photo that sums up their day. Photos from all industries are invited, but we are of course interested to see entries coming through that capture Australia’s contemporary maritime culture.
In this post, we’d like to share some photos from the museum, and also let you know how you can enter the competition.
The competition is open until 10 October and is an initiative of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Investments.
Unusual work is part of our day
High risk photos are part of our collection
According to the museum’s curator Dr Stephen Gapps photographing workers in remote or high risk job sites is not new. “In the early twentieth century, photographers such as Sam Hood – armed with his Graf Reflex camera with a magnesium flash that sometimes exploded unexpectedly – captured workers around Sydney Harbour. Hood’s images of shipwrights, fitter and turners, stevedores and wharf labourers clambering over huge cranes or lifting heavy cargo, are part of an important and historic collection at the museum. They reflect a long tradition of photographing people all in a day’s work.”
Meet the Judges
Judging the entries are three Australian National Maritime Museum staff:
Daina Fletcher (Senior Curator – Maritime Communities)
Daina has been at the museum since 1992. With a background in art history, her professional interests include the history of maritime painting and photography, and the relationship between community and national histories. She has responsibility for developing collections, exhibitions and programs capturing the working life of maritime Australia and how this has transformed communities across the country.
Dr Stephen Gapps (Curator – Environment, Industry & Shipping)
Stephen is an historian and museum curator responsible for the historic images of shipping and trade in the National Maritime Museum collection.
Andrew Frolows (Manager Photographic Services)
Andrew has worked at the museum for the past 15 years and has a diverse range of photographic experience including studio work, photography for museum exhibitions, and images documenting the working harbour.
How do I enter and what can I win?
Anyone, from any sector, can enter the competition. Simply upload photos of the most unusual or unexpected moments in your job for a chance to win $2,500 in travel vouchers. The first 50 entrants will receive a Big Ticket Family Pass to the Australian National Maritime Museum valued at $70 each.
You can enter online until 10 October 2011.
The winners will be announced at a special event in our newly renovated harbour-side function room YOTS on Thursday 20 October 2011.