WELCOME to our annual holiday photo competitions where we invite AJN readers to share their favourite holiday snapshots and be in the running for a great holiday prize.
This is the 10th year that we have been running the popular competition – the judges are looking for photos featuring members of the Australian Jewish community on holiday, whether in Australia or overseas.
To be eligible, holiday photos must have been taken between February 1, 2017 and the closing date of the competition, January 31, 2018.
Photos will be published in online galleries on jewishnews.net.au and we want to see members of the community on holiday, so don’t send in shots of deserted beaches! The only exception is photos taken at sunrise and sunset entered in our separate competition (see below).
The entry judged to be the best photo will win a two-night stay at The Reef House in Palm Cove, just 25 kilometres north of Cairns in tropical Queensland.
The Reef House is a boutique resort set in a colonial-style complex with 67 rooms and suites. It is situated on the beachfront in the heart of Palm Cove, which has a relaxing seaside village atmosphere.
The Reef House’s central feature is the large swimming pool, framed by shaded pathways and tropical gardens. There are two other pools spread around the gardens.
Enjoy meals and snacks beside the main pool or in the award-winning Reef House Restaurant overlooking the palm-fringed esplanade and white sandy beach, serving modern Australian cuisine.
The rooms and suites are spacious – some of the verandah rooms come with an oversized spa on the verandah, while some of the brigadier rooms include a hanging swing on the porch.
Guests can experience the charm of the colonial era with modern luxury and five-star service.
A tradition at The Reef House is late afternoon drinks at the Brigadiers bar, situated alongside the library. Each evening candles are lit around the resort as guests gather in the bar or restaurant.
Enjoy health and beauty treatments at the Day Spa featuring L’ltya products.
The Reef House is part of Accor’s M Gallery collection of prestige hotels.
Walk a few metres along the main esplanade to browse art and craft shops, boutiques and roadside cafes and restaurants.
Palm Cove is ideally located for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, and is less than an hour’s drive from Port Douglas.
The winner of the holiday photo competition will receive a gift certificate for two nights’ accommodation in a verandah king room for two people, including continental breakfasts, which is valid until March 1, 2019 subject to availability and blackout periods. Airfares are not included in the prize.
Choose your favourite holiday photos taken since February – or while on holiday in coming weeks – and email them to [email protected]
There is a limit of three entries per person for this competition, which is not open to professional photographers.
Watch out for entries on jewishnews.net.au in coming weeks. The finalists will be announced in February.
For more information about The Reef House visit www.reefhouse.com.au
Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff prize for best sunset/sunrise photo
IF you like taking photos at sunrise or sunset, here’s your chance to enter your favourite photo in our summer competition and be in the running to win a great holiday, staying at Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff is on the NSW Tweed Coast, only a 15-minute drive south of Gold Coast Airport.
Look through your favourite photos taken at sunrise and sunset since February 1, 2017 – or while on holiday in the coming weeks until January 31, 2018 – and email your sunrise/sunset photos to [email protected]
Entries will be published online on jewishnews.net.au in coming weeks, with the finalists announced in February.
The prize for the best entry is two nights’ accommodation at Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff for two people, including breakfasts.
With Peppers Salt Resort & Spa being so close to Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta, it means a quick transition into holiday mode.
The low-rise resort has a choice of accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to spacious apartments of up to three bedrooms with separate lounge rooms and full-size kitchens.
There are two pools for guests – a large lagoon pool with a sandy beach and shaded cabanas, and the smaller tropical pool – which are popular with families.
Some of the rooms have their own private plunge pools and lounges just metres from the verandah.
It’s a short walk to the patrolled Kingscliff beach, making it ideal for swimming, sunbathing on early morning walks along the water’s edge.
The resort has a large open park with a playground and barbecue facilities, plus tennis courts. Guests can hire bicycles and ride along the network of cycle paths bordering the beach or into Kingscliff.
Most guests spend their days poolside or at the beach, but if the weather forces you indoors, a large selection of free in-house movies are available, along with free wifi.
When it comes to dining, start with the resort’s Seasons restaurant for a buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner featuring local produce. The poolside cafe offers drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Salt village, located only a short walk from the resort, has restaurants, take-away outlets and other shops. The centre of Kingscliff is close by for shopping and meals.
The sunset/sunrise photo competition is now open with a limit of three entries per person and is not open to professional photographers.
For more information about Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff visit www.peppers.com.au/salt
* The competitions are open to Australian residents only.
* Employees of The Australian Jewish News and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
*Professional photographers are ineligible to enter.
*The winning entries will be decided by The AJN. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
*There is a limit of three entries per person for each competition.
* The winners will be announced in The AJN and on www.jewishnews.net.au and be notified by email.
*Each winner will receive a gift certificate which is subject to availability and contains exclusions and blackout periods during the validity period. The prize cannot be transferred or postponed or redeemed for cash. Other conditions may apply at time of booking.
* The prizes do not include air fares, transfers or any other expenses.