Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West is renowned for its beauty, and visitors delight in photographing the exquisite gardens, spectacular scenery, wildlife and hospitality offerings.

Amateur and professional photographers now have the opportunity to showcase their photographs of this remarkable estate and stand the chance to win some great prizes.

Awards in the Essence of Vergelegen photographic contest, now in its second annual edition, include photographic equipment sponsored by contest partner Orms Direct, in collaboration with Canon, Vergelegen experiences, restaurant vouchers and wine. The finalists’ images will be exhibited at the estate, which is a provincial heritage site.

There are three entry classes: Camera class (taken on any camera, with or without lenses); Smartphone class (taken on a cellphone or mobile device); and Junior class (16 years and under, image taken on any device).

Photographs must be taken from 25 November 2023 to end-March 2024. No images taken before 25 November 2023 will be accepted.

To find out more and enter the contest, click on the link:

Competition link:

Orms Direct website:

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