#HIDDEN2016 by Nicholas Cole

To celebrate the launch of HIDDEN, on Saturday 17 September we held our inaugural Photography Instameet. This free event, which formed a part of Instagram's 14th Annual World Wide Instameet – #WWIM14, was hosted by 3 of Australia's top photographers and Instagrammers Sydney.

This year, Instagram’s theme for their photography meet was “food”.  In keeping with this theme, we kicked off our Instameet event on the Village Lawn with a BYO spring lawn picnic. Attendees were then allowed early access to the HIDDEN exhibition and can now upload their pics for the chance to win a over $1000 worth of prizes.

A big thank you to @RobMullaly, @Majoez, @Twistdee and @Igerssydney for hosting the event. A big thank you also to No More Ugly Camera Bags, Western Digital and Kingston for donating prizes for the Photography Competition.

You can follow the entries for the competiton below in our Instagram feed or on Instagram at #HIDDEN2016.

Photography Competition

First Place - $500 Cash from Rookwood Cemetery and Large Dark Brown Camera Bag with Handle from No More Ugly Camera Bags, total value $620.

The new Dark Brown Camera Bag is a more sophisticated older sibling of their standard camera bags. Still as stylish and ugly-free. They've added a secure handle on the top (trust us, this is convenient) and a double layered covering to protect your precious tech gear even more.The buckles have been improved to offer more security, especially if your bag becomes heavy from all your crazy lenses. Inside, the everyday camera satchel features the same padded insert and adjustable velcro compartments for maximum protection when you're on the road, travelling and having an awesome time.  

Second Place – My Passport Ultra 3TB from WD, valued at $269.99.

Next generation portable storage, backup and security:

  • Extreme capacity to store your precious photos, videos and music and take them everywhere you go
  • Optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption adds an extra layer of security for your private file
  • Back up your files automatically and to the cloud using your Dropbox™ account

Third Place - 256GB Flash Card from Kingston, valued at $180.

Impressive 300X UHS-I speeds for Kingston’s Class 10 UHS-I card features UHS-I technology and impressive performance that lets users shoot full 1080p HD video and 3D video — and transfer files faster too. With speeds up to 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write, this versatile card transfers files much faster than standard Class 10 SDHC/SDXC cards. Capacities up to 512GBlet users record more video — up to 2,560 minutes at 24Mbps of HD video — without having to switch cards. You can shoot high-density image files, such as RAW or JPEG, without running out of space, and the card’s higher sustained write speeds support continuous burst mode and ensure video integrity by reducing stutter.



Note: Update to Clause 11

1. This promotion is only open to Australian residents, aged 13 years or older. Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to win. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.
2. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants. The Promoter may require such information as it considers reasonably necessary for this purpose and a prize may be withheld unless and until the Promoter is satisfied with the verification.
3. No purchase is necessary to enter.
4. The instructions provided at the point of entry form part of the terms and conditions of this promotion. In the event of a conflict, these terms and conditions take precedence.
5. Entries not complying with these terms and conditions will be deemed invalid.
6. This promotion is a game of skill. To enter you must:
a. Visit the HIDDEN2016 exhibition at Rookwood Cemetery & take a photo of the event.
b. Post your photo to Instagram and include the following hashtag in your photo description; #HIDDEN2016
c. Images posted with the correct hashtags must be set to “public visibility” for the sake of judging.
7. To enter you will require internet access
8. The following prizes are to be won:
One First Place prize consisting of one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) cash prize and one (1) No More Ugly – New Dark Brown Camera Bag with Handle – Large, valued at $120. The total first prize value is $620.
One Second Place prize consisting of One (1) WD – My Passport Ultra 3TB valued at $269.99.
One Third Place prize of (1) Kingston - 256GB SDXC CLASS 10 UHS-I 90R/45W FLASH CARD valued at $180.
9. The promotional period will be open from 17/9/16 through 24/10/16. The total prize value is $1,069.99 inclusive of GST.
10. There will be three (3) winners selected. The winners will be contacted via Instagram on 28/9/16. If the winners are under 18 years of age, the prize will be awarded to their parent or guardian.
11. The three (3) winners will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of the Promoter, Rob Mulally, No More Ugly, Kingston and Western Digital.  The Judges will be looking for the most engaging and visually striking entries that respond to the exhibition’s themes of history, culture, remembrance and love. The entries will be judged on the following criteria:
a. quality, not quantity;
b. originality; and/or
c. creativity.
12. The Judges’ decision is final. Each winner will be contacted using the details provided on entry.
13. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute an alternative prize of at least equal value if circumstances make this necessary.
14. If any prize is declined, or the winner cannot take up a prize or be contacted within 28 days, the prize will be forfeited and a supplementary winner may be awarded the prize, at the Promoter's sole discretion.
15. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, misdirected or incomplete or not received by the relevant closing date for any reason.
16. Each prize is non-transferable and no other alternative will be offered. The Promoter will not be responsible for any inability of a prize-winner to take up the specified prize.
17. It is a condition of entry that you agree to public posting of your entry on the Rookwood Cemetery Facebook page and Instagram accounts (@rookwoodcemetery, @hiddeninrookwood).
18. You agree to allow the Promoter to post your name and Instagram handle as part of the promotions.
19. The Promoter reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the promotion and/or revise these terms and conditions at any time without giving prior notice and by continuing to take part in the promotion subsequent to any revision of these terms and conditions, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to any such new or amended terms.
20. The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, disqualify entries deemed to be non-compliant with these terms and conditions. The Promoter's decisions as to which entries are eligible to take part in this promotion, and as to any other aspect of this promotion, are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
21. Entrants are not to submit any offensive and discriminative material, and will find their post removed if evident in their image/comments.
22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram and by entering this promotion you hereby release Facebook and Instagram from any liability in respect of this promotion. You are providing your information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of administering the promotion.
23. You may enter as many times as you like.
24. Entry into this promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
25. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify entrants from this promotion if it has any reason to believe that efforts have been made to distort the competitive process or spirit of the promotion.
26. If any provision of these terms and conditions is held invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government, or by the final determination of any court of a competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions not held to be invalid.
27. This promotion and all issues arising out of it shall be governed in accordance with Australian law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts.
28. The promoter of this promotion is Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (ABN 65 959 157 751) of 1 Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood, New South Wales, 2141 (“Promoter”).