View the winners of the Clarence Valley’s annual InFocus photography competition.
This annual Clarence Valley Community photographic competition runs in conjunction with the plunge arts and culture festival with 5 prizes awarded each year to the value of $2200 and includes a youth encouragement prize.
The theme for the 2019 competition was Clarence Valley Postcards.
The three prize categories are based on the type of camera used; mobile phone or tablet; digital/SLR and compact camera. There is an additional $500 prize for the image chosen to represent the plunge Arts & Culture Festival and a $200 encouragement prize for photographers younger than 25 years of age.
Winning images are on dispaly at the Grafton Regional Gallery Courtyard during the plunge Arts & Culture Festival in April and gallery director Niomi Sands said it was constantly surprising to see how people interpreted the theme of a competition.
“We are looking forward to seeing the winners on display in the large scale format at the gallery during the plunge festival,” she said.
Winners were judged by local, award winning photographers Simon Hughes, Debrah Novak and Adam Hourigan and they are:
A Bit of Fun in the Sun at Wooli Witney Heilers, Plunge winner
Making a Splash at Lilydale Sherrie-lee Rediger, Mobile winner
Cowboy Boots and Boat Rides on the Gorge Jules Middlebrook, DSLR winner
Pink Sunset Water Lucy Rogers, Compact winner
Summertime Memories Eliza Davis, Youth winner
Image credit: Cowboy Boots and Boat Rides on the Gorge Jules Middlebrook DSLR winner