PEOPLE in the Bega Valley Shire are invited to celebrate all the great things about Australia by capturing a truly “Australian image” in the council’s Australia Day photographic competition.
The competition, which is sponsored by Fletchers Fotographics Bega, will be judged by Bega Valley Regional Gallery curator Megan Bottari.
There will be three categories - Open, Youth Encouragement Award (for under 18s) and Facebook People’s Choice Award, which will be selected by the photo that has the most “likes” on the council’s Facebook page.
The theme for this year’s competition is “What makes the Bega Valley a special place to live?”
Photos should reflect the unique Australian way of life.
Images might encompass our much loved beach culture, backyard cricket, the great Aussie barbecue, iconic landscapes, native plants and wildlife, our youth, heritage, workplaces or invaluable volunteer organisations.
There are number of ways to enter the Australia Day Photo Competition:
• Send your digital photo to email@example.com;
• Post a hard copy to BVSC, PO Box 492, Bega 2550; or
• Deliver a hard copy the council’s Bega office in Zingel Place.
Mark your entry Australia Day Photo Competition and attach your entry form.
Hard copy entries should be no larger than A4.
All entries are to be received, with a competition entry form, by 5pm on January 20.
All photos will be displayed on the council’s Facebook page and at Fletchers Fotographics.
The winning photos will be displayed in the front window of Fletchers for one month and then in the foyer of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery for a further month.
The Open winner will receive a free print package from Fletchers Fotographics Bega to the value of $100 and an iPad mini.
The Youth Encouragement and Facebook People’s Choice winners will also receive an iPad mini.
Forms can be downloaded from the council website, www,begavalley.nsw.gov.au or collected from Fletchers Fotographics, the council office in Zingel Place, and the libraries at Bega, Bermagui, Merimbula and Eden.
Winners will be announced during the official Australia Day ceremony on January 26 in Littleton Gardens, Bega.