Capture the Essence of Our Fishery: WRL Annual Photo Competition

Submit your best western rock lobster photos to the WRL annual photo contest and your image could feature in our 2024 photo calendar!

Open to all Western Australian residents, we are on the lookout for photos that capture the beauty of our fishery in a unique, spectacular or visually appealing manner.

Photographs may include lobsters, boats, landscapes and/or people, etc. We welcome images that capture the fishing operation; fishers of all ages; culture (community-based work, community events); lobsters’ recipes and dishes, and anything that tells the story of our industry!


Winning photos will feature in the 2024 WRL photo calendar. 12 winners get exclusive Back of Boat merchandise. Every participant gets a free calendar!

How to Enter

Open to all Western Australian residents. Each participant can enter up to five images.

Competition open on Thursday 05th October 2023 and will close 5pm, Sunday 29th October 2023.

To enter, send us your photo/s via email at and wait for confirmation of their eligibility. 

If your file is too large for email, use a transfer service such as WeTransfer.

Entrants will be asked to provide the following information in the contest entry process:

Image Requirements

Judging And Winner Announcement

All valid entries received during the competition period will be judged on their merit. Entries will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and relevance to the WRL aims and mission to celebrate our fishery and the beauty of life at sea, to inspire and to build an advocate community for the western rock lobster industry.

Entries will be shortlisted by the WRL Executive team and 12 winning photographs will be selected by WRL Board.

Winners will be announced on Sunday 12th of November 2023.

By entering the competition, you are stating that you have secured the necessary permissions for all photo content (including people) and you agree to the use of your photograph/s for printing, advertising, website, social media and promotional purposes, including but not limited to the WRL calendar, WRL newsletter and website, without compensation.

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