Competition Judges

This year we are again fortunate to have three very talented and experienced photographers who will be judging all your amazing photographs in the competition. Good Luck gentlemen!

here are a few brief details about their particular interests in photography

Max Sutcliffe

A passionate and accomplished bird and nature photographer – see Max’s flickr page:
Many of his photographs have been published in books and calendars.

Egret2 Red-capped Robin Variegated Fairy-wren Superb Parrot















David Gallan
For forty years David Gallan has had a keen interest in a diverse range photography including the recording of nature in Australia and on several trips to Africa. David’s wilderness and wildlife photos have been used in campaigns for the SE Forests, by the Australian Museum’s photo library and published in numerous books and journals. Since retiring from his work in schools and university David has concentrated on recording the biodiversity within the Tathra district.

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Graeme Watson
Graeme is a retired pharmacist who was born in Sydney but has called Canberra home since 1966. He has been a member of the Australian Photographic Society since 1963 and has served the Society in the role of Junior Vice President, Chairman of Nature Division, Deputy Chairman of Digital Division, a member of the Exhibition Services Sub Committee, and a trustee of the A.R.Andrews Trust.

Graeme joined the Cootamundra Camera Club in 1963 and then the Canberra Photographic Society in 1966 where he is still a member. Over the years he has acted as a lecturer and a judge at club, national and international level.

As an exhibitor, Graeme has entered National and International Salons with some success, gaining some 183 International awards as well as many here in Australia. He has also featured highly in the Photographic Society of America’s “Who’s Who” in past years.
2008 awarded LAPS – Licentiate of the Australian Photographic Society
2009 awarded AAPS – Associate of the Australian Photographic Society
2010 awarded AFIAP – Artiste of the Federation International De L’Art Photographique
2010 awarded SSAPS – State Service through the Australian Photographic Society
2011 awarded FAPS – Fellow of the Australian Photographic Society
2012 awarded PPSA – Photographic Achievement from the Photographic Society of America
2012 awarded EFIAP – Excellence of the Federation International De L’Art Photographique
2012 awarded ESAPS – Excellent Service Australian Photographic Society
2014 awarded EFIAP/b – bronze level of EFIAP award
2014 awarded EPSA – Excellence level Photographic Society of America
2014 awarded MAPS – Master Australian Photographic Society.

Graeme Watson

2015 awarded EFIAP/sGMAPS EPSA and ESAPS


Before The Storm EP

Groyne At Dawn




Terns Reflected