Capture the cover and win

Would you like to see your photo as a book cover? 

Yellow Pages®’ Capture The Cover photographic competition gives you the chance to have your photograph of your local area used on the cover of your local phone book.

Launched in 2012, Capture The Cover is back giving locals in Australia’s major capital cities the chance to have a say in the images that represent their community, this year with the tag – Only Locals Know.

Judged by leading photographers Steve Parish, Steve Fraser, Mark Lobo, Mark Kimber and Penelope Beveridge, Capture The Cover asks residents in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to upload original photographs showcasing a hidden gem in their community for the chance to win a share in more than $60,000 prizes.

A total of eight images will appear on each of the 36 covers across the cities.

Photographer judge Steve Fraser said this year’s competition celebrates little-known local spots.

“It might be a favourite quiet place, the best spot to watch the sunset, a hidden piece of graffiti or even the tastiest coffee only locals know about,” Mr Fraser said.

“For me, a winning entry is always one that communicates a feeling – a great shot goes beyond technical composition. I’d tell entrants not to be afraid of taking lots of photos – the more you shoot, the more you can potentially capture.”

To enter, metro residents are encouraged to take a photo of the best kept secret in their community and upload it to for their snap to be considered for one of eight spots on each cover. By doing so, entrants go in the running to win $1000 cash or seven $100 cash prizes up for grabs on each cover.

Check out some great tips from local photographer Steve Parish here

If you are a smart phone photographer, you can also enter via Instagram by tagging your photo #CaptureTheCover and @Yellow_Au.

You can enter as many times as you like. Closing date for Brisbane is September 22.

Follow my entries on Instagram at @eatdrinkandbekerry

Here are some of my fave Brissie images.

Bottom line: Got to be in it to win it
Best tip: Check out what the experts have to say

Kerry Heaney

Disclaimer:  This blog post is sponsored by Yellow Pages®