The Senior

The Senior Photo of the Month Competition

Terms and Conditions

  1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. Entry is open to Australian residents of ages 50 and above. By submitting an entry, the entrant affirms that they are 50 years or over.
  3. By entering the competition, a person is stating the photograph was taken by them and that they own the copyright. The photographer gives Australian Community Media and The Senior permission to publish their submitted photographs in any form, including print, online, book, calendar or exhibition. The photographer retains the copyright.
  4. Directors, management, employees, officers and contractors (and their immediate families) of the Promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.
  5. Promotion starts 15 May 2024 and ends 15 May 2025 with the Monthly competition closing on the 15th of each calendar month at 5PM AEST.
  6. Winners will be selected from valid entries on the below dates by a judging panel comprising members of The Senior’s Editorial team with the winner's name and photograph published in the following month’s edition of The Senior.
    • June Competition - Monday, 17 June 2024
    • July Competition - Tuesday, 16 July 2024
    • August Competition - Friday, 16 August 2024
    • September Competition - Monday, 16 September 2024
    • October Competition - Wednesday, 16 October 2024
    • November Competition - Monday, 18 November 2024
    • December Competition - Monday, 16 December 2024
    • January Competition - Thursday, 16 January 2025
    • February Competition - Monday, 17 February 2025
    • March Competition - Monday, 17 March 2025
    • April Competition - Tuesday, 16 April 2025
    • May Competition - Friday, 16 May 2025
  7. To enter, eligible entries must be received before the 15th of each calendar month. The entry should relate to the theme for that month, displayed in the Letters Page of The Senior print edition. Entry to be submitted via email to All entries MUST include the following:
    • Name and ‘Photo of the month’ in the subject field.
    • Phone number
    • Location of photo
    • Caption
    • Photo name
    • Are you 50 or over: Yes/No

    Photos must be minimum 500KB and maximum of 5MB. Email attachments must not total more than 25MB, otherwise submissions will automatically be blocked. Landscape images are preferred. Australian Community Media reserves the right to crop a photograph. Photographs must be taken by the photographer themselves. Entries not containing the correct information may be excluded from entering the competition.

  8. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. The Promoter's legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
  9. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be deemed invalid.
  10. The Promoter reserves the right to select a runner up winner and record them in order in case of an invalid entry, ineligible entrant or if we are unable to contact the winner.
  11. Each month, the winning Photo will be published in The Senior along with their name and location of the winner. The photo will also be published online on The Senior website on the 1st business day of the month.
  12. The winner will be notified by phone within 3 working days from the winner selection date as per above.
  13. The Promoter’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. The winner will receive a 12-month home delivery of the local state edition of The Senior newspaper.
  15. If for any reason the winner does not take the prize (or an element of the prize) at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then the prize (or that element of the prize) will be forfeited.
  16. If the prize (or part of the prize) is unavailable, the Promoter, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize to the equal value and/or specification, subject to the directions of any regulatory authority.
  17. Total prize pool value is $432 ($36 each month x 12 competition months) and is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash, unless otherwise specified.
  18. All reasonable attempts will be made to contact the winner(s). If a prize remains unclaimed by a winner by the 25th of the competition month entered, the prize will be forfeited and no cash or other alternative will be offered to that winner.
  19. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner. The judging and selection of the winner(s) will be conducted by a judge(s) selected at the discretion of the Promoter.
  20. The judge(s) will select the winning entry or entries from the valid entries received during the Promotional Period. The judge(s) may select additional reserve entries which they determine to be the next best, and record them in order, in case of an invalid entry, ineligible Entrant or a prize being rejected or not collected.
  21. Each entry will be judged at the sole discretion of the judge(s) based on:
    • Each entry will be individually judged based on artistic and creative merit by a panel of judges appointed by the Promoter.
    • Entries must utilise the month's theme that is promoted in the Letters Page of the Senior print edition for that month’s competition.
    • Landscape orientation images are preferred.
    • Images must be a JPEG file with a maximum size of 5MB and of an acceptable resolution (minimum 200dpi) and picture quality, as determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.
    • Entrants are required to retain a copy of the image submitted in the highest resolution possible.
    • Entrants may use photo editing software to ensure they are entering the correct file size and the correct file format. However, any digital manipulation of the original image must be stated on the entry form/email. Manual photo editing to correct lighting is acceptable - at the Promoter’s discretion.
    • Entrants cannot use Artificial Intelligence to produce an image or alter an existing image.
  22. Photo prints will be deemed an invalid form of entry and have to be in JPG or PNG format.
  23. The Promoter reserves the right to request proof of eligibility. In the event that an entrant cannot provide satisfactory proof, the Promoter may, in its absolute discretion, disqualify the entrant.
  24. Photographs entered in the competition must be the original work of the entrant. Entries from third parties are not eligible. By entering this competition, you warrant that the photograph you submit does not and will not infringe the rights, including intellectual property rights, of a third party. You indemnify the Promoter and its related bodies corporate in respect of any breach of the foregoing warranty.
  25. You must not submit photographs that:
    • are defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, or otherwise unlawful;
    • contain excessively violent or sexual imagery;
    • include an image of a person or persons unless you have their consent.
  26. Entrants must ensure they have all necessary waivers, consents and releases and winning entrants may be requested to provide evidence of the same.
  27. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries. The Promoter is not responsible for lost, interrupted communications or unavailable network server or other connections, failed telephone, mid-delivery or computer transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, defect, delay, theft or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.
  28. Should an entrant’s contact details change during the competition period, it is the entrant's responsibility to notify the Promoter.
  29. The winner agrees to participate in and cooperate as required with all reasonable media editorial requests relating to the prize, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed, filmed and/or chaperoned throughout the duration of the prize.
  30. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to disqualify any individual who the Promoter reasonably believes has breached any of these terms or engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct including conduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the competition or the Promoter’s interests.
  31. Entrants consent to the Promoter using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this promotion (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter.
  32. If this promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any entrant; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate, subject to the directions of any regulatory authority.
  33. Any cost associated with accessing the promotional website is the entrant’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used. The use of any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that allows an entrant to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited and will render all entries submitted by that entrant invalid.
  34. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act, as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the States and Territories of Australia (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.
  35. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (f) use of the prize.
  36. The Promoter collects personal information ("PI") in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such PI to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers, prize suppliers and, as required, to Australian regulatory authorities. Entry is conditional on providing this PI. The Promoter may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the PI for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the entrant. The Privacy Policy also contains information about how entrants may opt out, access, update or correct their PI, how entrants may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles or any other applicable law and how those complaints will be dealt with. The Promoter will otherwise collect, hold, use and disclose PI as set out in its Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at All entries become the property of the Promoter.
  37. The Promoter is Rural Press Pty Ltd, ABN 47 000 010 382, 159 Bells Line of Rd, North Richmond, NSW, 2754.