We've been overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries from our first ever photo comp. We simply don’t have time to watch our own events, yet alone photograph them, and we thought this would be a great way to get people to share their photos with us.

Due to the number of high quality entries and the fact that all art is subjective different photos will appeal to different people – we decided to give the judging to a qualified, independent, impartial individual who recognises both technical skill, artistic merit and wow factor.

After a lengthy deliberation process, he has determined the following pictures to be our official winners.

The two best overall photos went to...



Comments from the judge

For me, Phil Buckley’s shot best captures the spirit and energy of the Great War Flying Display in a creative way. And Anthony Sartori’s photo is too good to ignore. It’s technically superb – great panning, great light, great composition – but still a really arresting image.

The next two winners were...



Comments from the judge

Mark Griffiths’ Birdog image has a level of creativity and sensitivity that many photos lack. I’d also like to recognise Caelan for doing a great job of his Dr.1portrait. This does everything right – impressive photo from a 15-year-old.

Other winnings photos from each category

which each earn a free TAVAS membership and keyring ($52 value) are...

Rob Myles

Hilary Robertson

Carl Eksteen

Peter Moodie

John Medbury

All winners will be advised by email.


Thank you to everyone who entered. The standard of photos really was outstanding!
And if you have other pictures from any of our events that you would like to share with us, please contact us via info@tavas.com.au