Winners of the 2017 ‘Capture Nature’ Photography competition are set to be announced this Friday night. South Coast Natural Resource Management and the Museum of the Great Southern will be hosting an awards night to unveil the entries and announce the winners.
The competition is focusing on nature and agriculture offered four broad categories for entries:
Category 1. Natural places and landscapes; this category focuses on the astounding landscapes and coastscapes that are in abundance in the South Coast NRM region
Category 2. Life on the land; this category celebrates agriculture and the people who make their living from the land, in all of the varied industries across the region
Category 3. All creatures great and small; this category appreciates all the creatures that can be found in our landscape, mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, and insects
Category 4. Up close and personal; this section is dedicated to macro photography
Each category will have a winner and a highly commended, in age brackets of 4-11 year old, 12 to 17 years and 18 + age brackets, plus a single prize of best in show. All entries will then be on exhibit at the Museum of the Great Southern before moving to the Cannery Arts Centre in Esperance in June.
“We are really excited to share with everyone the entries we’ve received. The calibre has been outstanding and there are some excellent photos showcasing the south coast region.” said South Coast NRM acting CEO Joanne Headlam.
“The quality of photographers in our region is amazing. I was especially impressed with the quality of the entries in the age 4 to 11 category. Judging was especially difficult” said Kylie Fletcher, Regional Capacity Program Leader and one of the competition’s judges.
This project is possible through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
For more information visit www.southcoastnrm.com.au
Acting Chief Executive Officer