Shamwari Conservation Experience

Photo Competition 2021!


It’s time to fire up our Shamwari Conservation Experience photo competition again! We’re offering the lucky overall prize winner, a 2 week free experience with SCE at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, to the value of 25 000 ZAR! The prize includes, a day spent with Shamwari’s in house wildlife and professional photographer, Ryan Plakonouris, airport shuttles to and from Shamwari and Port Elizabeth and a fantastic weekend day excursion, with local adventure company, Beckmanns Tours & Safaris.

How it works…

  • Every month, from March to November of 2021, we will have a specific theme, so if you have a picture that you think matches the theme of the month, you merely send us your photo (file size not greater than 5 MB, along with your name and what photographic device you used to take the picture) to
  • Every month, including and ending November 2021, our panel of judges will sift through all the pictures entered and select the top 10 images. Only the selected top 10 pictures will then be posted back on our SCE Facebook site, with a request to all followers and fans of SCE to then view and vote for their favourite. Votes will be counted according to the number of Facebook ‘likes’ per entry, with a monthly winner notified accordingly and also verified on our Facebook site.
  • With votes being counted by means of SCE Facebook page ‘Likes’, if you’re a follower, like the one you think best fits the theme. If you’re an entrant, we encourage you to let friends, family, colleagues and fellow students know and ask them to Like and even share your picture, as to optimise your chances of winning. This means that you will also potentially gain likes from our SCE followers, who have not entered the competition. Please make sure you ask your friends to like our original post on the Shamwari Conservation Experience Facebook page to make sure we receive all votes. If the likes aren’t going towards our original post, privacy settings can make it impossible for us to see every single vote on the shared messages.
  • The winner of any of months contest will automatically have their picture go into the finale in December 2021, with a 1 in 9 chance of winning! Each months winning picture will be printed on an A3 canvas and be put on our SCE ‘wall of fame’ at Madolos Retreat. All 6 of our monthly winner canvas photo’s will be auctioned at the end of the year, with all proceeds going towards our community projects… so by winning a monthly contest, you will automatically be assisting in improving the lives of our local community members, as well as having a chance in winning the free stay.
  • In December, all 9 of our monthly winners will then have their images posted on our SCE Facebook site, and a winner will be chosen and announced by Shamwari Conservation Experience and partners.  

Please read the Competition Rules before taking part in the competition.

We will be posting the 2021 monthly themes soon: