Our team of dedicated photographers have captured almost every aspect of the beautiful wooden boats and festival activities.

In addition, many visiting photographers have their special AWBF images to share.  

And last but certainly not least, you – our readers – have taken countless thousands of great photos over many years of wooden boat fun at the Port of Hobart.

Thanks to Specsavers, we now have a platform to showcase the best of these images.

Leaders in optometry, audiology and related services, Specsavers now has more than 36 million customers, in excess of 2,800 partners worldwide, and more than 32,500 people working across their stores, support offices and supply chain.  Specsavers have been very generous and we thank them for their support of this competition.

Keep your eyes open for great images!

There are great prizes for the winning images:

  • First prize $3,000
  • Second prize $1,500
  • People’s Choice $500

There is an entry fee of $A30 per image submitted – maximum two images per entrant. Photographers retain copyright of their own work at all times.

See the finalists and winners at AWBF 2019

Finalists were chosen by a panel of qualified judges and were on display at Brooke Street Pier – departure point for ferries to MONA and Peppermint Bay and right in the heart of the festival precinct.

The Specsavers AWBF Photography Competition is an exciting new drawcard at the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Thousands of people visited the display in 2019 and voters in the People's Choice Award went into a draw for a luxury return cruise for two to Peppermint Bay including breakfast at Brooke Street Larder.

Finalists’ images are available to purchase in print form and in Tasmanian timber frames. After printing, framing, postage and handling costs, all proceeds are be paid to the photographer.

We are planning to repeat the competition in 2021, so if you know any photographers who have visited the festival over the years, send a copy of this post to them.

The 2019 competition is now closed. We expect to open submissions for the 2021 competition in November 2020. Look out for an announcement in the AWBF newsletter.