Photographic Flashback

photo competition

We’ve all heard about how a picture is worth a thousand words, and with the savewater!® photographic competition now in its sixth year, there’s a lot to be said! With this week marking the open of the call for entries for the International 2013 savewater!® Photographic Competition, we thought it would be a good chance to take a look back at the winners of the Open Category from past years.


We began looking at small screens as the very first iPhone entered the Australian market and Baz Luhrmann’s film, Australia appeared on the big screen but we were also captivated by another piece of art on our computer screens – this award winning photograph from Annette Blattman.

Annette Blattman - GENERAL WINNER


Annette returned to the podium again in 2009 to impress us once more with this composition titled “the drought has broken.”

The drought has broken


The photographic category of the savewater! awards® went international for the first time in 2010 attracting a global response of engaging images. The winning accolades went to Avijit Bhakta from India with this photograph “collecting water.”

collecting water


India retained the photographic award in 2011, this time going to Debashis Mukherjee for “Water is life, let’s save water.”

Water is life, let's save water


Last year saw yet again a flood of awe inspiring images from around the world. This time the winner was from Bangladesh, Md Khalid Rayhan Shawon with “Rain – the source of drinking water.”

Rain - the source of drinking water

Already in 2013 we have seen some great entries come in, but the competition is just getting started, so grab your camera and make sure you visit the savewater!® website to submit your entries before September 30, 2013! You’ll also find more great entries from the previous photography competitions.

If you still need more inspiration to enter, check out this video for the International 2013 savewater!® Photographic Competition:

Which is your favourite entry from the past five years? Tell us below.