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.

The awards presentation will commence at 6pm this Friday May 5 in the Mt Barker Building of the Museum of the Great Southern. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Sally Forbes either via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 0427 722 482.

This project is possible through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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Joanne Headlam

Acting Chief Executive Officer

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