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OCT 20-22th 2023

             Section 1     Eutick Still Life  (Photography not eligible )    $1000

             Section 2      Open Art   (Photography not eligible )                 $1000        

             Section 3    Back Creek  Newbridge Award                       $500                                                            (any media includes Photography) 

(Images to be sourced within 10 km radius of Newbridge Village) 

             Section 4    Open Photography                           $500    

             Section 5      Photography Still Life                                               $500

             Section 6      Photography Creative                                                  $200

             Section 7      Blayney Shire Council Acquisitive award       $1000

                                                 (Chosen from sections 1 to 6)

                                             PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD    $100


 *Artists can enter a  maximum of 3 entries over all sections.

* ENTRY FEE for all sections is $20 per entry





1. Artists are invited to enter the 2023 Back Creek Art Show competition by entering online at

and depositing an entry fee of $20 for each work entered.

Artists are limited to a maximum of three (3) entries 

                                          across all  categories.                                                                                                                                                            

2. All hanging works MUST meet the following criteria:

 Hanging art including Photography All work must be Stretched Canvas  OR Framed, clean and fitted with appropriate hanging cord (No screw eyes please). In addition to the hanging cord, D rings must be fitted each side approximately 5cm from the top.

Maximum weight of each work must not exceed 8kg and maximum size of the longest side may not exceed 85cm including frame  If entries do not comply with these specifications, they will not be exhibited or be eligible for judging.

 Photography – must be photo-based work, including all types of analogue or digital photography, professionally framed or stretched, on any material, and in all cases READY TO HANG securely with a hanging cord plus 2 D-rings attached to the back of the frame no more than 5cm from the top Maximum weight of each work must not exceed 8kg. and maximum size of the longest side may not exceed 85cm including frame. If entries do not comply with these specifications, they will not be exhibited or be eligible for judging.

PHOTOGRAPHERS PLEASE NOTE: CLASSES  3 to 5 Photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.

Allowable manipulations are:

  • Cropping (but not canvas extension);

  • Moderate changes to colour, white balance, tone, lighting levels and curves, shadows and highlights, saturation, contrast, sharpness;

  • Moderate dodging and burning; and

  • Removal of dust spots and reduction of image noise.

  • Images may be colour or monochrome.

  •  Images captured with multiple exposures (taken consecutively at the same time at the same location), for example, HDR, focus stacking or panoramas are acceptable provided the image accurately portrays the scene photographed.

  • . All entries must be taken safely and in a manner that complies with local laws and regulations

  • You must have appropriate written permissions from landholders where images have been captured from private property or model release forms where images portray identifiable persons

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE  This is a photography  competition and, as such, any entered images must have been entirely captured with a camera (digital, film or phone camera) by the entrant. Images created by artificial intelligence using image-creation programs (for example, MidJourney, DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, etc) may not be entered. Images edited using Generative AI in programs such as Photoshop, Topaz Photo AI, etc, where pixels are added that did not exist in the original photo, may not be entered.

  • Class  6 Creative Photography Your Entry may feature manipulation, all entries must originally be from either an analogue or digital photographs captured by you which may have then been manipulated to produce a final creative image. All visual elements in the entry must have been photographed by you and must be 100% photographic in origin, including textures, backgrounds, skies, borders, etc. The use of stock images, stock video, or clip art is not allowed.

3 Artists may enter multiple individual artworks to a maximum of three (3) works. The same entry procedure and a separate $20 entry fee applies to each artwork submitted.

4. Any images of works entered may be reproduced at the discretion of the committee (including on the Back Creek Art Show website) for promotional purposes and at no cost to the committee.

5. If the artwork is for sale, the sale price (including commission) must be included on the entry form and on the back of the work. See 13.

6. In the event that works are deemed unsuitable or do not meet the competition criteria, the independent selection panel reserves the right to withdraw artworks from the competition.

7. The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence or discussion regarding its decision will be entered into. By participating in the competition, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the competition committee and judging panel. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final, and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules.

8 Entry fees paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Costs relating to the return of artwork(s) will be the sole responsibility of the artist.

9. The opening date for entry forms is Tuesday August 1, 2023, online at

Closing date for entries is  8th October 2023

10. The date for postal delivery of artworks is October 3rd to 12th 2023

Artworks must be personally delivered ONLY


                                    Sunday 15 October 2023 (9am-3pm)     



                              Back Creek Art Show                                  

Brian Bennet Pavilion

Newbridge Sportsground

Trunkey Road




Posted to

Back Creek Art Show 

Jan Dickie

3 Brother’s Road

Newbridge NSW 2795

11. Artworks received after this date will be excluded from the Back Creek Art Show event.  

12. Back Creek Art Show will receive a 20% commission of all works sold throughout the duration of the Back Creek Art Show event.

13 Delivery and return transport arrangements to and from the Back Creek Art Show event must be organised and paid for by the artist.

14. All artworks must be clearly marked on the back with the artist’s name, address, title, and date of work. If the work is for sale, also include the sale price on the back (including show commission). If the artist is registered for GST, the sale price must include GST. The sale price will not be changed.

15. All delivered artworks must be adequately packaged and marked with the artist’s name and address in marking pen. Artworks that arrive damaged will not be exhibited. The artist will be notified. All returned artworks will be wrapped in the same material they were delivered in. Return postage to be paid with entry.

16. An artwork must be presentable for exhibition according to the Terms and Conditions. Any artworks that are not ready to hang for display to the stipulated professional standard will not be included in the Back Creek Art Show event.

17. The cost of transit insurance must be met by the artist. The Back Creek Art Show committee accepts no responsibility/liability for any damage incurred to the artworks.

18. Following the Back Creek Art Show event all artworks must be collected/returned Sunday 22 October (3pm-7pm) 2023. Back Creek Art Show has no holding capacity beyond this date. Artworks to be returned via post will be dispatched Monday October 24th

19 Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. All care will be exercised but the organizers will not be responsible for any damage, theft or loss.


20. Entry to all categories is restricted to artists aged 18 years and over.

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