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Shutterbugs to capture the region in popular photographic competition

1 May 2019

Entries for the 2019 Wattle Range Photographic Exhibition are now invited with opening night scheduled for Friday, June 21.

The annual exhibition captures the vibrancy and diversity of the Wattle Range region and since its inception in 2009, has developed to become one of the premier photographic exhibitions in South Australia.

“Numbers continue to grow each year,” Council’s Manager Libraries & Cultural Services, Mrs Janice Nitschke explains. 

“In 2018 the Millicent Gallery was filled with 420 outstanding entries received from local, Limestone Coast and interstate  photographers. 

“The exhibition has proven to be an excellent opportunity for new and developing photographers to exhibit their images, be inspired and further develop their work.

“These many new entrants bring a fresh view of Wattle Range, and what we often take for ‘normal’ now has a fresh meaning. The rise in popularity of social media over recent years has also allowed for everyone to ‘share’ this enthusiasm for photography.

“With ten categories there is plenty of scope for shutterbugs to find that special capture and we look forward to once again displaying a creative portrayal of our district and the people who make up our rich and diverse region,” Mrs Nitschke says.

In 2019, an additional category has been introduced: a category to celebrate the impressive water landscapes across Wattle Range: the Millicent Swimming Lake (Celebrating 50 years this year), the redeveloped Nangwarry and Penola Swimming Pools, Pool of Siloam, and the lakes and waterways of Glencoe, Beachport and throughout the district.

The winning photographs in each of the categories, along with many other notable snaps, are included in the highly sought-after Wattle Range Community Calendar. Images from previous exhibitions can also be seen on the new banners installed at the entrance to Millicent, as landscapes on the Cleanaway waste collection trucks as well as in Council’s corporate publications.

Competition entries in all ten categories are open until June 14, and details including forms and conditions of entry are available from the Council website at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au or from the Millicent Library. 


Photographic Competition 2018 Youth
Above: Winner of the 2018 Hurst Camera House Youth Award - Jack Francis 'Coonawarra Vineyards'
Photo Competition Images
Above: 'Salmon Hole' captured by local photographer Graeme Mellor features on kerbside collection truck



For further information please contact:

Janice Nitschke, Manager Libraries & Cultural Services
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:               (08) 8733 0903


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