Focused Expeditions are proud to announce the winners of our 2024 Photo Competition held on 18th February 2024.

Your images gave voice to Coastal Town & Rural Lifestyles.

The following photos submitted to our 2024 photo competition captivated our judge, Jacqui Bateman the most.


Grand Prize Winner


Endless Summer - Phillip Hardy
Endless Summer – Phillip Hardy

The stand out photo of the day.
Lovely composition & tones, added interest of surfers silhoutted against the sky cemented this as the winner.

Special Mention

Sea Horse - Photo Competition 2024
Seahorse – Anneliese Staubli

Very quirky shot of seahorse & dog.
Great colours and exposure.
Would like to see this image cropped more at the top to exclude dog’s eye & the sky to take away from the crooked horizon.

Honorable Mention

Vertical Shoreline - 2024 Photo Competition
Vertical Shoreline – Brittney Scott

Lovely shot, tones & composure.
Would like to see this image with more sand on the left hand top shoreline to make the image flow a little more.  More detail in the leaves by increasing aperture could have added more interest, rather than distracting from the image.

Honorable Mention

Cliffs - Photo Competition 2024
Cliffs – Nikki Kirkland


Great composition and light.  Lovely image.


Honorable Mention

Frog - Photo Competition 2024
Frog – Angelita Zammit

Beautiful frog macro.

Thank you to all those that entered.


Photography enthusiasts and sea lovers, mark your calendars for the 17th and 18th of February! Join us at the picturesque 2024 Spirit of Robe Boatshow for an exclusive photo workshop that promises to elevate your photography skills to new heights.

Why Join the Coastal Towns & Rural Lifestyles Photo Workshop?

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from Jacqui Bateman and Chris Matthews who knows exactly how to capture the magic of coastal towns and the vibrant lifestyles they encompass.
  • Hands-On Experience: Dive into practical sessions right on the bustling grounds of the Robe Boatshow, capturing the essence of coastal life, from the serene to the spectacular.
  • Connect with Like-Minded People: Share this unique experience with fellow photography lovers. Exchange tips, share stories, and maybe even find your next photography buddy!
  • Stunning Scenery: The Robe Boatshow isn’t just about boats; it’s about the beauty of the coast, the charm of Robe town, and the lively atmosphere that you can freeze in time through your lens.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out with a camera, this workshop is designed to offer something for everyone. From the technicalities of camera settings to the art of composing the perfect shot, you’ll leave with not just memories but also skills that last a lifetime.

For more details and to secure your spot, register on our website: Coastal Towns & Rural Lifestyles Photo Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend these workshops and meet Jacqui Bateman and Chris Matthews. Let’s make every shot tell a story.


Focused Expeditions are pleased to introduce the Coastal Photography Prize. We are calling for everyday photographers of all abilities to enter their best coastal and wildlife photos to go in the draw to win a prize valued at over $1000. All entries will be on display at the 2024 Spirit of Robe Boatshow and the winner will be chosen by renowned local photographer, Jacqui Bateman.

Photo of Robe Oblisk taken by Jacqui Bateman

How it works…

Submit your best coastal landscape or wildlife photo to be in the running to win a 1-day photographic expedition with Focused Expeditions worth over $1000.

Free entry

Take a beautiful costal photo and submit your entry online or in person at The 4 Mile Studio.


All photos will be displayed at the 2024 Spirit of Robe Boat Show. The winner will be chosen by renowned local photographer, Jacqui Bateman.


The winner will join Focused Expeditions on a 1-day Limestone Coast Rural Lifestyles Tour.
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