Your photo of a South Australian shipwreck could lead to a heritage stay in a national park thanks to a competition aimed at helping to document our State’s maritime heritage.

The Sea Pixels photo competition is open from now until 7 April and has seven categories, including underwater shipwrecks, wildlife in a maritime environment, changing weather, and maritime heritage sites other than shipwrecks.

There are more than 800 wrecks scattered around South Australia and the Government hopes to add to its library of video and photographs of these maritime heritage sites.

Upload your formal entry online and share on social media with the hashtag ‘seapixels’.

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The wrecks include marine shipwrecks such as Zanoni off the coast of Ardrossan and Star of Greece off Port Willunga; land-based wrecks like Ethel in Innes National Park and the hulks of the Garden Island Ships’ Graveyard; and former river boats along the length of the Murray.

There are seven categories in the Sea Pixels photo competition:

  • Underwater shipwreck
  • Shipwreck at the tidal line (above water)
  • Video/motion picture capturing images of a shipwreck
  • Wildlife and maritime heritage
  • People and maritime heritage
  • Changing weather and maritime heritage
  • Maritime heritage site other than shipwreck.

The winner in each category will receive a certificate of recognition, with the overall winner taking home a $450 accommodation voucher valid for the lighthouse keepers’ cottages, shearers’ quarters, huts and other cottages in national parks such as Flinders Chase, Innes, Mt Remarkable, The Dutchman’s Stern and Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges.

For more information on the competition, including how to enter, visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/our-places/Heritage/maritime-heritage/sea-pixels-photo-competition

Entries close at 5pm on 7 April.

Quotes attributable to Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter

We have a wealth of surviving shipwrecks and maritime treasures in South Australia, but many are not well documented in still images or on film.

This competition will help ensure our library of photos and film of wrecks and other maritime heritage is as complete as possible.

Having photos and film on file is important not only because it documents the state’s history, but also so we can compare changes to the wrecks over time.

We invite the public to visit these sites to view learn about our history, and then submit their photos or videos for a chance to spend time in other beautiful heritage areas across our State.