Capture Nature!....and Win.
"Two Kingfishers" by Trevor Holm,2017 Capture Nature Best in Show winner.
The ‘Capture Nature’ Photography competition is on again, with cash prizes are up for grabs.
Children and adults can share special moments, landscapes, or animals they have encountered within the south coast region, stretching from Walpole to Esperance. Four categories will each have a winner and a highly commended in age brackets of 4-11 year old, 12 to 17 years and 18+. A single prize of best in show will be awarded. Winners will be announced at an awards night in Albany in April 2018, with the top 100 entries to be exhibited in both Albany and Esperance.
Justin Bellanger, South Coast NRM CEO said, “We have some very special places in our region and not everyone is able to experience or see these first hand. The Capture Nature competition is a celebration of the natural resources the south coast region has to offer.” Mr Bellanger added “This is also an opportunity for rural and regional people to showcase the place we live and all that we love within the south coast region of Western Australia”.
The competition is focusing on nature and agriculture offering four broad categories for entrants:
Category 1. Natural places and landscapes; the south coast region showcases astounding natural landscapes, South Coast NRM helps local communities to manage them.
Category 2. Life on the land; agriculture on the south coast region produces a range of premium products, South Coast NRM works with producers to ensure sustainable food security and farming livelihoods into the future.
Category 3. Native animals; native animals on the south coast are under threat from human activities, South Coast NRM is working to protect their habitats.
Category 4. Up close and Personal; macro photography highlights the detail in our natural environment.
The competition is open from the 5th of February to the 16 March 2018.
The Museum of the Great Southern will host an awards night and exhibition in Albany from 7th to 22d April, with the Esperance exhibition hosted at the Cannery Arts Centre from 30th May to the 3rd June.
This project is possible through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.