The Bell Tower

8th Annual Photographic Competition

2018 Theme ‘Sense of Place’

The Bell Tower’s 8th annual photographic competition offers Western Australian non-professional photographers the chance to WIN some fantastic prizes.

In 2018, the theme is ‘Sense of Place’: A sense of place emerges from knowledge of the history, geography and geology of an area, which links shared experiences, and stories (history) which is passed on from generation to generation. Our bells are linked to part of our early history, spanning both continent and time. We invite entrants to explore the photographic possibilities in the Tower and discover their own ‘Sense of Place’.
We want to see what visitors see, and to make it easy to take the photograph, we’ll even give entrants a FREE voucher into the Tower.


There are three categories this year; People’s Choice (18+), Judges Selection (18+) and Youth (11 - 17 years).
Each valid entry will be considered as a finalist for the people’s choice award. A panel of judges will select 20 images as finalists to be voted on by the public. The winner will be determined by the image that has the most number of public votes.


Thanks to Camera Electronic and Canon, both People’s Choice and Judges Selection winners will receive a Canon Camera Kit valued at approx. $1,000, PLUS a $200 voucher for Shoot Photography Workshops.
The Youth category winner will receive a Canon Digital Camera valued at approx. $700.

Everyone who votes online for their favourite image in the People’s Choice category will go in the draw to win a sensational ADAMS Pinnacle Tours 2-Day Margaret River Getaway – 'Top Drop Experience' including accommodation at Margarets Beach Resort – the only one by the sea, prize value $1,500.

Terms and Conditions

This photographic competition is only open to non-professional photographers who are residents of Western Australia. Read the full Terms and Conditions.

Entry to the Tower

FREE entry vouchers can be downloaded online to allow competitors to photograph inside the Bell Tower. Download your free entry voucher!

The voucher is valid from 28 July to 15 October and is not valid with any other promotion. Only one voucher may be used per visitor.

Please note that children entering the Youth Category aged between 11 and 12 years will be admitted with an accompanying adult, parent or guardian, for the purpose of their child participating in this competition. Both will receive FREE entry.

Key Dates

Entries Open: 28 July 2018
Entries Close: 15 October 2018
Voting Opens: 19 October 2018
Voting Closes: 4 November 2018

“I didn’t realise there was so much to learn about bells.”

Michelle & Martin Lovett, Victoria

“It’s a really interesting musical instrument!”

Ryu Hyungsuk, South Korea

“We have nothing like this at home. With compliments to Perth for it.”

Ron & Jean Lawson, Canada