Newsletter 446


Edition 446: 8th September, 2016

Hi ExplorOz Reader,


The ExplorOz 2016 photo competition is in full swing and we have received some truly excellent entries so far. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to upload their photos. We are still looking for a few more photos that capture the experience of Exploring Oz and have therefore extended the photo competition until end of day Monday 12/9. All submissions will be judged based on their suitability for use in the 2017 ExplorOz Calendar. As a guide, you can view the 2016 Calendar here.

Submission Guidelines

We're looking for photos that draw the observer into the scene and make them desire to go there, or go away from wherever they currently are – to get outdoors, to get camping. The photo should sell the “emotion” of being away. For nature photographers, that means some of the beautiful scenes that capture the purity of nature may not quite hit the mark for this competition. Consider how you could use a prop or more obvious subject matter that says “4WDing”, or “Camping”. And whilst sunsets and sunrises are always gorgeous they're not likely to be chosen unless there is subject matter that tells a story. The one chosen for the cover page of the 2016 Calendar was spot on.

Photos of the track also makes us feel like we are behind the wheel. We want photos that make us want to drive! Images of vehicle convoys tell both the 4WD ExplorOz story but also shows us that people have fun – that it is a journey shared together with others. Some 4WD action is always good, as is vehicle breakdown, bogged, etc. This is compelling us to want to get outdoors and experience something exciting!

Remember, this competition is to find the best photos that depicts "Australia from the ExplorOz perspective" for use in the ExplorOz 2017 Calendar and we expect to require 13-15 photographs to compile a 13 month calendar. The photographers of the selected photographs will receive 2 free copies of the calendar. Calendars will be made available for sale to the ExplorOz community through our online shop in time for Christmas.

How to Submit your Photo(s)

Please send your expression of interest by email to and we will send you a link to upload your photo submissions.

For each photo submitted, you must also supply:

1. Photographer's Name
2. Image Title
3. A small “story/blurb” about the image - this could describe how the photographer reached the area, or something significant about the subject matter, or the technique used to get the shot. It's up to you.

Submission Deadline

All entries must be uploaded by the 12th of September 2016.


Our range of accessories gives you the freedom to explore this spring! Take advantage of our quick dispatch and delivery to get on the road fast! Don't see what you're looking for? Go to the ExplorOz Shop for more products hand-picked by the ExplorOz Team.

Trail Pro Trekking Poles
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Alloy King Highback Chair
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ExplorOz Sandflag Kit 2-3m
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EPAK LED Strip Light Kit
EPAK LED Strip Light Kit
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Usually in this section, we'll share recent reviews for the ExplorOz Traveller App but this time we want to share with you some ways to talk about the app.

If you own ExplorOz Traveller and have a Facebook account, make sure to join the ExplorOz Traveller Group. We'll be sharing some handy tips and hints to this page over the next few weeks, so join now to make sure you don't miss out.

If you don't have Facebook, you can still ask questions and post reviews to our ExplorOz Traveller Feedback and FAQ. If you post your question as a comment, it will be published to our Forum where other app users and the ExplorOz Team can respond to you.

If you would simply like to leave a review of the app, please open the ExplorOz Traveller App, then go to the Home Screen. If you aren't already on this screen, a house icon will be at the top of the screen for you to tap on to get to it. Then scroll down to the "About" button and tap on this, on the about page is a link for you to add an "App Rating" to either the App Store or Google Play Store (depending on your device type). These reviews assist other customers considering purchasing the app, so please make sure you tell them what you think!

Don't have ExplorOz Traveller? Purchase this comprehensive navigation system in the relevant app store:


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We have reserved the best for those that purchase a subscription and become "Members". Members receive the following entitlements:

1. Free online tracking map service via EOTrackMe
2. Free use of track logging system built into ExplorOz Traveller (save $29.99)
3. Member Discounts off all items (up to 10%) in the Shop
4. Free GPS file downloads (Treks & Places) - (GPX, OziExplorer, Hema Navigator, CSV, or GeoRSS)
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