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Entries close soon in the Life & Light photo competition - send us your snaps!

The entries have been rolling in for this year’s Life and Light in the Western Region Photo Competition, and with more than $4000 in prize money on offer, this opportunity is not to be missed.

“We hope that this competition provides a snapshot of the diversity and the beauty of the Western Region through the eyes of the people who know the land best,” said Erlina Compton, Local Land Services Western Region Acting General Manager.

Rocks, Rust, Stars and Dust is the theme of this year’s competition and entries close on Friday 30 September.

Photographers are urged to get snapping and submit their photographs as soon as possible via the Local Land Services Western Region home page.

Entry is free and open to amateur photographers of all ages, but the photographs must be taken in the Western region and they must be less than three years old - photographs must be taken between 2014 and 2016.

The judges will be looking for:

  • photographs that show a passion for buildings or the surrounding landscape
  • Images that portray a sense of belonging and connection to a place and/or landscape
  • native plants and animals in their natural habitat
  • vibrant use of colour or contrast
  • land and water systems
  • photographs that portray significant landscapes and landmarks from our region
  • photographs of people interacting with their landscape.

“The more you know about the region you live in, the more chances you have of taking a prize-winning picture,” said Martha Gouniai, Local Land Services Photo Competition Project Officer.

The 2016 competition winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Friday 28 October at the start of the Rural Women’s Gathering weekend.

All of the entries for the 2016 competition will be uploaded on the ‘Life and Light in the Western Region’ Facebook page where the entry with the most ‘likes’ will take out the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.

Download the Entry Form

View past winners

For more information: Martha Gouniai on 0449 956 819,

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