2016 Barossa calendar competition launched

The Barossa calendar will be back in 2016. Following on from last year’s overwhelming success, the Barossa Visitor Centre is pleased to relaunch the Barossa Calendar, giving amateur photographers a platform to display their work. 

Jo Seabrook, Manager Tourism Services for The Barossa Council, said the response to last year’s calendar was incredible, with calendars walking out the door.

“The uptake was far beyond what we expected,” she said. “We ended up selling out, and that was after two print runs. The calendars were a popular choice for locals and tourists with many people sending them overseas as gifts.”

Jo is encouraging all amateur photographers to start sending through their favourite entries for consideration.

“Last year we received 297 entries, and the calibre and quality of these entries was fantastic,” she said.

“The diversity of the themes has really allowed amateur photographers to capture the true essence of the Barossa. It is more than just food and wine, it’s about our heritage, our lifestyle and the opportunities that are created here.”

The photographic competition is a great way for the community to showcase the Barossa through their eyes. Entries into the competition close at 5pm on August 19. A judging panel will select the 13 winning images which will feature in the calendar and be showcased in an exhibition at the Barossa Regional Gallery.

For more information contact the Barossa Visitor Centre on 8563 0600 or visit www.barossa.com for an entry form.