The Places and Faces photographic competition was a partnership between the Shire of Manjimup and the Manjimup Photoclub. The aim was to build a portfolio of photographs depicting people experiencing the many wonderful attributes and opportunities that the amazing Southern Forests Region has to offer. Organisers felt that promoting the assets of the region through the eyes of local photographers would best capture the raw emotion and beauty of the Southern Forests.
Winning photographs are used by the Shire of Manjimup to promote and market the Southern Forests as a whole, enticing visitors and locals to enjoy the region and strengthening local economy through increased visitor numbers. Photographers retain ownership of their photographs.
Sixty one photographs were entered into the inaugural competition, all photographs met the criteria of including faces/people enjoying places in the Southern Forests. Judging took place on Friday 27 October 2017. Chief Judge Kingsley Klau, President of the Western Australian Photographic Association, was impressed with the overall quality of the images presented.
Prizes were awarded at the opening night of the Photographic exhibit by Deputy Shire President Cliff Winfield. Cr Winfield commended the quality and number of photographs submitted for the inaugural competition noting that the best way to promote a region is through the eyes of those that know it best.
Congratulations to all the winners listed below and thank you to everyone who supported the competition by entering.
|First||Lyn Neal||Glenoran Pool|
|First||Lyn Neal||Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park|
|First||Lyn Neal||Big Brook Dam|
|First||Tim Gamblin||Cycling into the Sunset – Walpole Inlet|
|Second||Arianna Svenson||In search of the wreck of the Mandalay, Mandalay Beach|
|Second||Tim Gamblin||Sunday Sailing Walpole Nornalup Inlet|
|Second||Tim Gamblin||Tranquillity beneath the Karri, Frankland River|
|Second||Rebecca Wallace||Up a tree, Walpole|
|Third||Arianna Svenson||Chatham Island at Sunset, Mandalay Beach|
|Third||Lee Fontanini||Heart Break trail Lookout|
|Third||Norman Talavera||The only one on the beach, Sandy Beach Walpole|
|Third||Daniel Pinelli||Fishing Lost Beach, Walpole|
|Merit||Amelia McLeod||Sense of adventure, Mount Frankland|
|Merit||Lee Fontanini||Canoeing the Warren River, Heart break Trail|
|Merit||Daniel Pinelli||Sunset at Yeagerup|
|Merit||Bradley Hanrahan||Cliffs at Windy Harbour|
|Merit||Norman Talavera||Sunset Solitude, Swarbrick Jetty, Walpole|