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Heritage snaps 2020 large
Heritage snaps 2020 large

Your chance to get creative by photographing South Australia’s heritage sites

16 Jun. 2020 2 min read

Fascinated by South Australian heritage? Love taking photos? Here’s a great opportunity for you.

From coastal obelisks to expansive gardens, heritage sites are so visually striking they’ve become a muse for photography buffs across the state for generations.

So if you love taking photos or you’re simply fascinated by heritage – now’s your opportunity to capture your favourite iconic site as part of this year’s Heritage Snaps 2020 photography competition.

What’s in it for you?

Simply photograph your favourite State Heritage Place for the chance to win some great prizes.

The judges will be looking for striking images that have a story to tell. And luckily in SA we are spoilt for choice with 2,300 wonderful state heritage-listed places and 17 State Heritage Areas.

Just by entering, you will be helping to promote and celebrate our state’s heritage. It’s also a great opportunity to learn why these heritage places are so significant.

Are there different categories?

There was an amazing response to last year’s competition with submissions coming in from seasoned, professional photographers all the way through to school kids with an artistic eye.

That’s why there are eight categories catering for a range of different interest and skill levels:

  1. Maritime and coastal heritage (including photos of shipwrecks)
  2. Heritage places that have been changed (showcasing adaptive reuse)
  3. State Heritage Places to visit
  4. Wild SA (Natural State Heritage Places)
  5. Young Talent (open to school-age entrants under the age of 18 as at 1 July 2020)
  6. Heritage and technology (if you are using a drone or 3D imagery this is the category for you)
  7. Professional and edited
  8. Honouring our involvement in wars (photos of state heritage war memorials, monuments or buildings involved in the war effort).

And while this is a great community activity to do during COVID-19 restrictions, remember to practice good social distancing while striving to get that great photo.

Entries close Friday, 30 October 2020 so you have plenty of time to get that perfect shot.

To whet your appetite, here’s a few of last year’s winners.


  • Adelaide High School – Stuart Symons


  • Reeves Point Settlement Area Jetty Ruin on Kangaroo Island – Dale Turner


Learn about some of our more obscure heritage places by reading our story:7 heritage places in SA you might not know about.For regular news and fun facts about SA’s heritage places, followHeritage SA on Facebook.

Main image: Angaston Blacksmith Shop –Angaston Heritage


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