AUGUSTA’S second annual photographic competition is open for entries this week with the theme Augusta’s Edge – A Natural Vision.
Organisers expect entries will focus on macro or micro views of where land and water meet at Augusta, either along the Blackwood River and Hardy Inlet or the Southern or Indian Ocean coastline.
“Entrants this year also have the opportunity of having their photograph displayed in the main street of Augusta,” one of the competition organisers, Eion Lindsay, said.
The Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which runs the photographic competition, is using some of the entries from last year as posters promoting the town and its scenic locations. They are displayed on the sides of six rubbish bin covers along main street and the bus shelter.
Mr Lindsay said entry categories this year are micro and macro, with prizes for photographers under 18, over 18 and People’s Choice.
People’s Choice prizes include $300 and two nights on a Blackwood River houseboat. Other prizes include luxury and family accommodation in Augusta and Hamelin Bay; breakfast, lunch, wine and eco-tour cruise vouchers and passes to visit some of the region’s caves.
There will also be additional prizes announced during the competition, as there were last year, Mr Lindsay said.
Entries must be lodged by 5pm Friday, August 24, and they will be displayed in Augusta for People’s Choice voting September 10-24, with all winners announced on Friday, October 5.
Entry fee is $5 per photo and each photo must be accompanied by an entry form which, along with competition rules, can be obtained from Margaret River Photographics, Augusta Visitor Centre or online at www.augustacci.org.au.
Completed entry form, photo and fee can be lodged at Margaret River Photographics or Augusta Visitor Centre and, as it did last year, Margaret River Photographics will develop photographs entered for the competition for free.