About our Phoenix Photography Challenges with Heart

(Please note: This challenge is for the students of Phoenix P-12 connect program only)

Never before has our world been so saturated with images. Everyone has access to a camera, whether it’s on their phone, a point & shoot, or a DSLR. This time round we partnered with the students of Phoenix P-12 Community College in Ballarat for our Photography Challenges with Heart & asked them to create image that will help raise awareness of The Wala Animal Sanctuary

If you’d like to help the students raise awareness, and prove creativity can help make the world a better place, please like, share to social media, or take a moment to donate via the box on the left hand side. Even a dollar helps!

Watch the video above for this month’s brief, start shooting and join us to shoot for change!

Start Date:  01 May 2017

End Date:  2 July

About the Organisation you are supporting: The Wala Animal Sanctuary


Wala Animal Sanctuary Inc. is a not for profit organisation, located in Smythes Creek, and has been dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of Australia’s unique wildlife for over 15 years.

Started on a love to protect these beautiful animals, it has now developed into a passion to preserve them so that all future generations will be able to enjoy these unique creatures in their natural surrounds.

Local impact

Wala Animal Sanctuary rescues animals right across Western Victoria – including animals that have been abused, neglected or abandoned, both farm and domestic animals – and nurses them back to health for re-release or re-homing. You can help by creating images to help raise awareness of this great local organisation. Or if you’re a friend or family member of one of the students involved in this project, you can help by sharing the images, starting a conversation on or offline, or donating!

Even more importantly, you now know who to call if you come across an animal in need of rescuing and you have the knowledge to say something if you know of an animal in danger.

About the prize!

With thanks to our sponsor MDP Photography & Video image with the most votes will receive a 1hr one on one private photography lesson* from MDP Photography & Video

*This will take place in Ballarat, mid-week only. If you are unable to get to Ballarat, this will take place over skype.


Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions below for all the info on the prizes & entry.

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Image Guidelines

Upload web quality images – 72dpi and 1000px on the longest edge


WATERMARKED IMAGES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE. This challenge is all about giving – the images may be used by the community organisation with credit to you, but without a watermark. It’s all about helping grassroots organisations to promote themselves with awesome images that they could never afford to pay for. Thanks for using your creativity to make a difference!

Check Terms & Conditions below for all the info on the prizes & entry.


This edition of With Camera In Hand's "Photography Challenges with Heart" is only open to selected students at Phoenix P-12 Community College in Ballarat to enter.

1 - By entering this competition, you agree to make the image/s you submit available to the Organisation involved in that month’s challenge for their promotion, without remuneration. It’s all about using your creativity to give back to a worthy cause & raise awareness.

2 - All images submitted to the challenge each month may also be used by With Camera In Hand, to promote the competition across social media platforms, online & in print.

3 - Any images used by the Organisation of the Month or With Camera In Hand will be credited where used, when possible. Any miscredits will be rectified where possible, as soon as possible. With Camera In Hand will not be held liable for any miscredits, or failure to credit – but we’ll do our best to make sure this won’t happen!

4 - Copyright remains with the Participant.

5 - All images submitted must be captured on the DSLR cameras supplied (or your own that has been approved)

6 - Employees & immediate family members of MDP Photography, the Organisation of the month & sponsors of the month are not eligible to enter that month.

7 - To enter the participant must upload their image during the submission period.

8 - Participants may upload as many images as they like.

9 - Entries submitted must be in digital format, submitted in Jpeg between 1 & 2MB in size. No entries less than 1MB in size will be eligible to win.

10 - All entries may be adjusted with post production techniques, but must remain true photographs captured from one frame.

11 - Entries submitted must be original work, created by the Participant & not include any overt branding, or any artwork protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights.

12 - Any entries that contain recognisable people must have the consent of the person appearing. With Camera In Hand will not be held liable for anyone appearing in photographs uploaded to any of the monthly challenges who has not explicitly expressed consent.

13 - Participants must be able to present the original RAW file if required to check the image is one frame only.

14 - Winners Announced

  • The winner will be the image with the most votes at the end of the voting period
  • Winner will be announced at the  end of the project.

15 - MDP Photography & Video prize is mid-week session only & date subject to availability. The session can cover anything you want to learn photography related. You must supply your own equipment and take your own notes during the session. The session will be held in person in Ballarat, or via skype if you are unable to do it in person.

16 - No responsibility is accepted for late or un-received entries.