Take a photo & you could win a $2,000 holiday with us

Calling all hotel guests, photography lovers, weekend adventurers, drone warriors, instagrammers and creatives, we’re giving away 3 luxurious weekend escapes valued over $2,000 each! All you have to do is take an incredible picture and send it to us. The best photo submitted in each of our 3 competition categories, wins!


Competition Categories

  1. Best Hotel Photograph
  2. Best Holiday Selfie
  3. Best Local Attraction Photo

Each competition category has a separate judging criteria. Read these carefully before taking and submitting your photo. You should choose 1 category and give it your best shot! Submitting a photo in each category is allowed but will not increase your chances of winning. Participants will be judged on 1 photo only.

Category Judging Criteria

1. Best Hotel Photograph

Photos in this category will be judged on their ability to express the feeling of a moment guests can experience at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley. It could be the moment of arriving, seeing the hotel for the first time, eating and drinking, celebrating or simply relaxing.

Participants may access public areas of the hotel from 7am – 8pm, Mon – Sun. Please be mindful of in-house guests and contact us via email or phone prior to arrival.

2. Best Holiday Selfie

Photos in the Holiday Selfie category will be judged not so much on quality, but on their overall creativity. Can you get a selfie with a staff member? In a unique location? Underwater?! Selfies must be taken within the hotel grounds.

Please be mindful of guests and staff. We are a friendly bunch, but please respect the privacy of our team should they not wish to have a photo taken.

3. Best Local Attraction Photo

We want to see jaw dropping, breathtaking, eye dazzling photography. The attraction or natural wonder must be located in the Hawkesbury no more than 45 minutes’ drive from Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley. It could be an incredible view or an incredible local business. This category will be judged on the images beauty, its ability to stop people in their tracks and capture what makes the Hawkesbury an incredible place to stay and explore.

How to enter

  1. Follow Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley on Facebook & Instagram
  2. Choose your category and take your photo
  3. Post your photo on Instagram, tag us, and use #VisitHawkesburyNSW
  4. Submit your original image to us via the entry links below

Entries will close on the 31st May 2022. The winner from each category will be announced 2 weeks after the competition end date via email & Instagram. Winners will be selected by professional Hotel & Resort Photographer Mauro Risch.


For all competition details and information please read our competition Terms & Conditions

The Prize

The best photo from each category WINS an all inclusive Weekend Escape for 2 valued over $2,000!



2 nights’ accommodation in a luxurious 1 Bedroom Balcony Suite
Daily gourmet buffet breakfast
High tea for 2
1 nights dinner in Harvest Restaurant
Nightly cocktails in Barracks Bar
2x Spa Dreaming Rituals (Wellbeing Massage & Signature facial) at Villa Thalgo Day Spa
Late checkout 1pm

Plus, the choice to have your signed photo displayed at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley and printed on the front cover of Hawkesbury Independent Magazine!

#VisitHawkesburyNSW Photography Competition Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Submit your best Hotel Photo, Holiday Selfie or Local Attraction Photo below for your chance to WIN 1 of 3 Weekend Escapes at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley valued over $2,000 each!

Read the competition categories carefully then send us your best shot!

Entries close on 31 st May 2022. Winners selected by professional Hotel & Resort Photographer Mauro Risch. Prize given as a voucher valid for 12 months.

For an image to be eligible it must abide by the following specifications

  • JPEG file format
  • Portrait or landscape accepted.
  • Longest side to be at least 3,000 pixels (not applicable for Selfie category)
  • Max 10MB