2016 Australia Day Photo Competition Winners

2016 Australia Day Photo Competition Winners

Local talent shines in Australia Day photography competition

Summer is shaping up beautifully and with it comes Australia Day, a day to celebrate and share with family and friends. But this year we asked the question what does Australia really mean to you? Australia means very different things to everyone, and Australia Day is a day to reflect on what we have achieved and what makes us who we are.

Mount Barker District Council received an amazing 83 photos from local residents; each picture personal, showing what Australia meant to the photographer who captured it. Because this was the first time we organised a competition such as this, we did not know what to expect, “we were delighted in the extraordinary amount of interest and very impressed with the quality and amount of work provided,” said Mayor Ann Ferguson.

“I was taken aback by the winning photographs; they are all really amazing photos. The longer I was judging the selection I couldn't take my eyes off some,” added Mayor Ferguson.

The Mayor and three others judged the submissions on strict criteria based on creativity, quality, composition, aesthetics and iconic values. “Most of the judges had experience in photography with a few national photography awards amongst them”.

“There were so many great photos that it was hard to select a winner. In the end we had to come up with new categories to compensate for the diversity of the photos submitted”.

All photos submitted were judged under the categories of ‘People’, ‘Nature’, Landscape, ‘Creative/Fun’, ‘12 Years & Under’ and ‘Mayor’s Best Australia Day Photo’ with a special award on the day selected by Dorinda Hafner. “I was very pleased to see how successful this competition was. We received far more photos than expected and we felt we had to create extra categories and therefore extra prizes,” said Jenny Richter, convener of the photography competition.

“It's really nice to see all the local residents show off their photos, some of the photography was so good and the subject matter so interesting, they could very well be displayed in next year’s community calendar”.

The winning photos for each category were:

Creative/Fun

1st - Beach Sunset by Gail Scholz
Prize - 10" Digital Photo Frame

2nd - Catching the Sun by Nicolle Arthur
Prize - 7" Digital Photo Frame
Beach Sunset by Gail Scholz Catching the Sun by Nicolle Arthur
People
1st - Love on the Farm by Renae Rogers
Prize - Nikon Coolpix L840 camera, camera bag and memory card
2nd - Mateship in the Bush by Mal Walker
Prize - $100 Harvey Norman gift voucher
Love on the Farm by Renae Rogers Mateship in the Bush by Mal Walker
Nature
1st - Friendly Neighbours by Suzanne Opitz
Prize - Nikon Coolpix L840 camera, camera bag, memory card
2nd - Misty Morning in the Hills by Jodie Michelmore
Prize - $100 Harvey Norman gift voucher
Friendly Neighbours by Suzanne Opitz Misty Morning in the Hills by Jodie Michelmore
Landscape

1st - Old Gum at Night by Bernie Shore
Prize - Nikon Coolpix L840 camera, camera bag and memory card

2nd - Breathe by Dean Faulkner
Prize - $100 Harvey Norman gift voucher
Old Gum at Night by Bernie Shore Breathe by Dean Faulkner
12 Years and Under
1st - Lorikeet in a Tree by Jack Scholz
Prize - Neos 10" Notebook
Equal 2nd - Gum in the Water by Bryce Hutchesson
Prize - $50 Harvey Norman gift voucher
Equal 2nd - Wallaby by Melissa Holtham
Prize - $50 Harvey Norman gift voucher
Lorikeet in a Tree by Jack Scholz Gum in the Water by Bryce Hutchesson Wallaby by Melissa Holtham
Mayor's Best Australia Day Photo

Treats to Share by Suzanne Opitz
Prize - $100 Harvey Norman gift voucher

Treats to Share by Suzanne Opitz
Special Awards by Dorinda Hafner
Aussie Humour by Suzanne Opitz
Prize - $100 Harvey Norman gift voucher and signed Dorinda Hafner book
Port Willunga by Andrew LeGallez
Prize - $100 Harvey Norman gift voucher and signed Dorinda Hafner book
Aussie Humour by Suzanne Opitz Port Willunga by Andrew LeGallez
6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
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