Australian Defence Credit Union and International Fleet Review launch competitions

Published on Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Location(s): Sydney, NSW

Topic(s): International Fleet Review

Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell and Chief Executive Officer Australian Defence Credit Union, John Ford, co-sign a sponsorship agreement for the IFR Photographic and Arts Competition. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)
Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell and Chief Executive Officer Australian Defence Credit Union, John Ford, co-sign a sponsorship agreement for the IFR Photographic and Arts Competition.

Photographers and visual artists are invited to enter The International Fleet Review (IFR) Online Art and Photographic Competitions, for a chance to prizes up to $4000.

The Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Defence Credit Union have signed a sponsorship agreement that will substantial in-kind support for the International Fleet Review, including a total of $15,000 in competition prize money, as well as promotional items for the crowds attending the Ships’ Open Days at Barangaroo and Garden Island.

Director of the International Fleet Review, Captain Nick Bramwell, said “Navy is looking for still images, paintings or drawings, which capture the spirit of the International Fleet Review and will provide a record of the events of 2013 for future generations.”

Chief Executive Officer of Australian Defence Credit Union, Mr John Ford, said “The Australian Defence Credit Union is delighted to continue its longstanding support of Navy through this sponsorship of this imaginative International Fleet Review activity, which will engage photographers and artists attending this commemoration of Navy’s century of service.”

Entries can represent any of the International Fleet Review activities taking place between Wednesday 2 to Friday 11October 2013. Finalists’ work will be on display in the Australian National Maritime Museum 6-8 December 2013.

Australian Defence Credit Union will present the top three winners of each category with their prize money at the opening of the exhibition on 6 December 2013.

The photographic entries close 20 October 2013.

The art competition has two categories - Open, and Student, which close on 10 November 2013.

Entry registration and conditions of entry are available via the International Fleet Review website at http://www.navy.gov.au/ifr/get-involved/competitions.

Imagery is available on the Royal Australian Navy Media Library at http://images.defence.gov.au/S20131508.