Kgalagadi Lodge 2020/2021 Photographic Competition 
Entries Opened: 1 November 2019
Closing date: 1 September 2021 (Due to Covid 19 the Prize giving has moved up to 2021 which gives you more time to send more images - 5 per month)
Prize giving event:  8 - 10 October 2021 at the Kgalagadi Lodge

What does the competition entail?
  • The Kgalagadi Lodge 2020/2021 Photographic Competition runs in association with Kgalagadi from 1 November 2019 until 31 August 2020 and is the first of its kind in this extremely popular photographic haven for photographers from all over the globe.
  • You can enter from any genre of photography for example, macro, astro, landscape, wildlife etc. for professional and novice photographers and we invite one and all to submit your best photos capturing and interpreting Kgalagadi wildlife, plants, people or landscapes.
  • This competition launches the annual photographic celebration of the creative and unique diversity of the magical Kgalagadi and is limited to locations in, or          immediately surrounding the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. 
  • Entering the competition is simple and social media based. All entries are posted on the Kgalagadi Photography Facebook page under your own name with your contact details and should include a title, some information on how and where you took the image and any other information you feel might be relevant to your photograph. 
Rules of the competition
  1. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. Prove will be required that entrants are duly authorized to participate in the competition.
  2. All submissions must be the photographer’s own work and he/she must be able to supply RAW or original files when requested. 
  3. No submissions on behalf of someone else are permitted.
  4. All required caption, personal and technical information must be supplied by the photographer on the requested platform and any further verification where and when required by the organizers.
  5. Photographers must obtain all and any permission necessary and where required in their private capacity to photograph any subject matter, be it human or animal, before entering the competition.
  6. Kgalagadi lodge and or any of its associates, members, owners or sponsors will bear no legal responsibility for images published in any media, print or social.  Failure to obtain permission which might hamper the flow of the competition might lead to immediate disqualification. 
  7. The organizers do not retain copyright to your photographs outside of the Kgalagadi lodge structure (Kgalagadi monthly feature, social media posts, and advertisements.) Your photograph be credited with your details when and wherever featured.
  8. Monthly finalist winners will be announced and featured on the Kgalagadi social media pages.  
  1. If your image has won, or placed, in any previous photographic competition, information thereof must be declared upon entry. Similarly, images that have been published, either in print or online, must be accompanied by a declaration (please include details of publication and date). Judges reserve the right to exclude any images deemed to have been used or appeared in public extensively.
  2. If your image is chosen for publication by another entity after having been selected as a finalist in this competition, please notify the Kgalagadi Lodge /Kgalagadi Team immediately.
  3. You may not enter the same image into the competition more than once.
  4. Photographers can enter a maximum of 5 images per month for the duration of the competition.
Subject matter
  1. Only subject matter taken in and around the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park territory and immediate surroundings are eligible for entry. 
  2. Harassment of both people and animals or destruction of the environment in pursuit of an image will not be tolerated.
  3. Images will be rejected should there be any baiting and/or manipulation of animal behavior to the advantage of the photographer. Animals must be free-roaming and not held in captive or restrictive environments, even for rehabilitation purposes. 
  4. Images taken from hides will be accepted. 

Image editing
  1. Artistic interpretations are allowed to be entered but images must accurately and realistically represent the natural world and specifically the Kgalagadi. We will request the original RAW or JPEG file if any queries arise.
Terms and conditions
  1. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives are available.
  2. Prizes are only deliverable to South African postal addresses where applicable.
  3. Winner must have valid travel documents (passport, required visas and relevant health certificates) and insurance where applicable.
  4. The closing date for entries is 31 August 2021. The judges cannot accept responsibility for late entries.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. All entrants’ information will be used only in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  7. Multiple winners may be subject to a tie-break to decide an outright winner.
  8. Kgalagadi Lodge may re-allot prizes if we are unable to contact selected winners. Please ensure that you provide the correct contact details.
  9. Prizes not claimed within three months will be forfeited.
  10. Any deviation from the rules and/or attempt to manipulate the outcome of the prize will result in disqualification.
  11. The winner’s details and winning photograph may be released, performed or displayed to the public by Kgalagadi Lodge /Kgalagadi or the sponsors of this prize. The winner’s details will be credited alongside the photograph wherever featured.
  12. By entering into this competition it is deemed that you have read and understood these rules.
  13. The organizers reserve the right to not award any prizes if the standard of images entered is not of a suitable standard and fit for purpose or display. 

SJ Koortzen, Joe Lategan
  1. R10000 cash prize 
  2. 10 nights accommodation for the winner at the Kgalagadi Lodge
  3. 6 Finalists to be invited to an all inclusive weekend with their partner of choice to the Kgalagadi Lodge for the prize giving event
  4. Feature in a special YouTube program by Kgalagadi on Joe’s camera YouTube channel. 
  5. An A1 print of the winning image to be displayed on the “Winners Wall” in the Kgalagadi Lodge restaurant. 
  6. Case of selected wines
  7. DUNE Craft Coffee roasted and packaged exclusively for the winner. 
Prize giving: Kgalagadi Lodge 
Dates: 8 - 10 October 2021 

Entry Form

Larger Image will be requested when needed