Native Wildlife & Native Flora Photo Competition 2015 - Winning Entries

Landcare UpHunter and Scone Landcare thank everyone who entered and supported our inaugural Native Wildlife & Native Flora Photo Competition.  Children, youth and adults across the Upper Hunter Shire entered the competition, from Merriwa to Moonan Flat, Murrurundi to Scone.

Mr Brad Franks, Arts Centre Manager at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre judged all entries.  Having judged art and photographic awards across NSW and exhibited his own works in a range of mediums - painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture, we were delighted he was able to accept this role for our inaugural Awards.

Mr Franks sends this message to all entrants:  "The judging was very hard as the standard of the work was very high right across the board.  Some very beautiful photographs and lovely to see such variety of approaches to the themes".

The Awards Presentation and exhibition of  winning entries was held at the Scone Arts & Crafts Centre on Sunday May 31.  Representatives from our sponsors and family and friends of the winners attended.

The winning entries will be displayed at locations across the Upper Hunter Shire over coming months, with first prize winner photos also displayed at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

A photo album of winning entries can be seen here.

You can also download a PDF file of the winning entries.

Wildlife PDF and Flora PDF

The winners in each category were:

Wildlife Title Winner
Junior 1st King Parrot Merriwa Ella Towell
Junior 2nd Orb Spider Merriwa Mekayla Towell
Junior 3rd Eastern Bearded Dragon Tegan Gibson
Judge's Encouragement Dixie Roo Emily Taylor
Youth 1st Nighttime Lookout Jennifer Evans
Youth 2nd Sitting on the Wire Teianna Taylor
Adult 1st Goanna James Horn
Adult 2nd Sunbaking Tina Taylor
Adult 3rd Green Frog Merriwa Suzie Kirk
Judge's Encouragement Musk Lorikeeet Mandy Archibald
Flora Title Winner
Junior 1st Tree Fungus Barrington Tops Ella Towell
Junior 2nd Tree Moss Barrington Tops Mekayla Towell
Junior 3rd The 'U' Tree Alexandra Brooks
Judge's Encouragement Bottlebrush Thomas Amidy
Youth 1st Up the Gum Tree Teianna Taylor
Youth 2nd Sun Setting on the Gum Tree Jennifer Evans
Adult 1st Moss at Barrington Tops John Kirk
Adult 2nd Mushrooms Alison Spiteri
Adult 3rd Butterfly Thistle Mandy Archibald
Judge's Encouragement Into the Mist Sarah Fraser

The competition was made possible with the support of the following sponsors