Annual MBC Photo Competition

Closing date for submissions is 15.09.2017!   Please send your photos to Amy and Brent at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please include with your submission: Location, description and season when the photo was taken, as well as the photographer.

Unless specifically stated to the contrary, all photographic submissions may be used at the discretion of the Mountain Backpackers Club: posted onto the MBC Facebook page, this website and also used by the Bluff Camera Club for educational purposes.  Please make any objections very clear upon submission.

Competition is open to MBC paid-up members only, maximum of 5 photos per person.

Photos are to be from outdoors/hiking/backpacking content please.  There are no categories for judging, but some suggestions are fauna, flora, scenery, portraits. 

Prizes: 1st place - book or R 700;  2nd  place  - R400 (Gift voucher); 3rd place - R 200  (Gift voucher) 

Congratulations to last year’s winner, Roger Rood.  And runners up, Lisa Smith and Errol Douwes!


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MBC Committee 2016/2017

The AGM was held on 13 October 2016.  The current Executive Committee, except for John McGovern, Brett Bentley, Roy Bowden and Jacqui Kennedy, were re-elected.  Thanks for your contributions over the years!

The MBC Executive Committee for 2016/2017 is as follows: Acting Chairperson: Karen Miller; Vice Chairperson and Magazine & Fixture List: Andy Brown; Treasurer: Bobby Stanton; Marketing: Heidi Cox; Member Liaison: Sorin Dimitiu; Leader Liaison and Secretary: Amy Grantham and Brent Byron Kloppers who bring fresh energy to the team!  Not on the Committee and behind the scenes are Philip van Gass: Membership Administrator and Jovita da Silva: Website Administrator.


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If you would like to download a copy of the latest Magazine click on Download Documents , select Category Magazine and 'hot' at the top of the list is  Magazine July - September 2017.  This contains the full Fixture List for the third quarter of 2017, Social Calendar and much more at 13MB. If you would like the Fixtures and Socials only, it is also there as a download.

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