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Capture the City’s Picture Perfect Natural Environment
28/02/2017 8:17:34 AM
Photographers have less than three months to scour the City’s coastline stretch and abundance of bushland and wetlands areas in order to find that perfect shot for the City’s 2017 Capture Nature Photography Competition.
Held each year in recognition of World Environment Day (June 5), Capture Nature is open to 12 to 18 year olds who live or attend a high school in the City.
The theme in 2017 is again Capture Nature: Explore your local beach, bushland and wetlands.
All images must be taken within the City of Joondalup and must also include a caption, describing what the image means to the photographer. First prize is $300.00 with prizes also on offer for second, third and fourth place.
The 2016 competition attracted more than 140 entries with judges selecting Ocean Reef Senior High School student Lottie Deighton’s photograph as the winner from a shortlist of 20 finalists (pic attached).
Lottie’s caption read: “There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shore, no matter how many times it is sent away.”
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the Capture Nature Photography Competition had unearthed some talented young photographers in recent years; encouraging young people to take an active interest in the environment in the process.
“On their search for that picture-perfect photograph, this wonderful competition exposes young people to our unique local environment and the rich tapestry of biodiversity contained within our boundaries,” he said.
“Having attracted more than 140 entries in 2016, this popular competition is another example of the City’s commitment to providing fun activities and new learning experiences for its youth population and I can’t wait to see this year’s results.”
The competition closes at 4pm on Wednesday 26 April.