Entries for the 2013 competition are now open.
Chevron Australia is proud to sponsor and coordinate Focus Environment, an environmental photographic and caption competition for Western Australian students in years four to 12.
At Chevron Australia, we are helping to meet the world’s growing demand for energy with the utmost respect for the environment. For more than 45 years we have been operating on Barrow Island – a Class A Nature Reserve and the location of the Gorgon Project – and our long history is proof that conservation and development can coexist.
We see Focus Environment as a way to encourage students to be aware of the world around them and make a commitment to caring for the environment and safeguarding it for future generations.
The Focus Environment competition is held during term two and three.
Monday 6 May: Competition opens
Monday 2 September: Competition closes at 5pm WST
End September: Finalists are notified in writing
Monday 14 October: Focus Environment Presentation Evening
In 2013, there are three subject categories for students to choose from. The competition categories reflect Chevron’s core values and commitment to the environment.
Students can choose from one or all three of the following photo categories for their entry/entries:
- Celebrating Human Energy
- Protecting Our Planet's Sustainability
- Respecting Biodiversity
Each student may enter a maximum of two photos in each of the three photo categories.
Students are asked to provide a title and caption for the photo. Judges place equal importance on the 25 word caption as they do on the photo.
Entries are accepted from WA school students in the following age groups:
- Years 4 to 6
- Years 7 to 10
- Years 11 to 12
Note: Basic digital manipulation to achieve realistic colour balance and sharpness is permitted by students, but photographs deemed to have been highly digitally enhanced may be disqualified. In the case of winners, Chevron Australia has the right to request RAW files to be submitted for review if the authenticity of the image is questioned.
Prizes To Be Won
Chevron Australia is pleased to provide the following prize money for 2013.
First place prize winners receive $250 for themselves and $1,000 for their school. Second place prize winners receive $150 for themselves and $750 for their school. Third place prize winners receive $100 for themselves and $500 for their school.
Each prize winner is invited to the awards presentation to be held in Perth in mid October.
Assistance with travel, accommodation arrangements and costs will be offered to first prize winners and one accompanying adult from regional areas.
Second and third prize winners from regional areas are welcome to attend the awards presentation at their cost.