Waddamana in Focus: photographic competition


Rediscover a century-old hydro-electric power scheme through the lens of a camera, and you could win up to $500.

Waddamana Power Station will celebrate its centenary on Friday 6 May 2016. Officially commissioned in 1916, Waddamana was Hydro Tasmania’s first power station and formed an integral part of the Great Lake Power Scheme. 

To commemorate this 100 year anniversary, Hydro Tasmania invites you to photograph any aspect of the built industrial heritage of the scheme for our photographic competition. Heritage listed elements include Waddamana Power Station, Waddamana village, Liawenee, Waddamana and Shannon canals and the infrastructure around Penstock Lagoon. 

Photographs by finalists will be on display at the following locations as part of the Tasmanian Heritage Festival, and admission is free of charge:

  • Waddamana Museum, Waddamana: 6 to 13 May 2016
  • Hydro Tasmania foyer, 4 Elizabeth Street, Hobart: 17 to 31 May 2016

The competition includes an Open category for the overall winner, as well as a category for Students (up to and including year 12), and a Hydro Tasmania employee category.

Entries must include a printed and electronic version of the photograph, and must be submitted with an entry form. Participants should view the competition terms and conditions prior to entry. 

Entries open on Monday 21 March and close at 4.00pm (AEST) on Friday 29 April 2016.  

Winners will be announced on Friday 6 May and notified by telephone and email/mail. 

Competition terms and conditions

Entry form