Saturday, 31 October 2015

And the Winners are!

Congratulations to all our entrants.  The judges had a very difficult job and it took quite a bit of deliberation to come up with the final results.

Under 16 
Congratulations to the winner, Hope Christie, for her photograph, Tawny Frogmouth

Hope with Greens MP David Shoebridge receiving her certificate and prize/

Runner-Up, Michaela Brauman, for Bluebottle

The judges also wished to highly commend two other photographs in this section.

Hope Christie for Flower Rock

And Kai Christie for Bluey on the Beach

Open Section

Congratulations to our winner, Monique Hill for her photograph Chips.

Runner-up, Ken Bartle, for Afternoon Light.

Again the judges wished to acknowledge three other photos (and to be honest they would have mentioned many more too as they were very impressed with them all.)

The three highly commended certificates go to.

Tad Soroczynski for Red Fungus

John Whyte for Fan-tailed cuckoo

and Sue Wetherell for Moonee Beach

Congratulations, again to all our winners and a huge congratulations and thank you to all of our entrants.  Your love of photography and this beautiful area we live in shines through.  

You can see all entries here.

Also special thanks goes to our three judges, Ellie Hallett, Kerry Paff Cranney and Ian Pavey who gave up their weekend to sit and ponder and discuss and thoroughly enjoy the photography and to Fletchers Fotographics who shared the cost of the vouchers with us and also helped to print and mount our winners very quickly.  A great team who give excellent service.  Thanks too to Ash and the team at Open Studio where the exhibition was held and to our Greens MP David Shoebridge for taking time out of his busy schedule to announce the winners.  

We hope to grow this competition and run it annually, so please pop your email address into our email list and we'll keep you up to date with what we are doing and when the 2016 competition kicks off.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen and keep on enjoying this wonderful Coffs Harbour area.

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