Youth snapshot of Wheatbelt

Youth snapshot of Wheatbelt

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Lone salmon gums standing in a paddock, rocky granite outcrops and locals living in the Wheatbelt will feature in the region’s latest photography competition.

 

Natural resource management group Wheatbelt NRM is once again running its annual Youth Environment Photo Competition.

 

The four categories include paddock trees, flora and fauna, faces of the Wheatbelt and a sense of place.

 

People wanting to enter need to be aged under 35 and living in the Wheatbelt.

 

Charli Sprigg was one of three winners from last year’s competition.

 

She photographed crop growing on her Bonnie Rock farm, in the north eastern Wheatbelt.

 

The Mukinbudin High School student was encouraging other young people to enter.

 

“You don’t have to wander too far from home to find some fantastic photo opportunities,” Charli Sprigg said.

 

“You can find amazing scenery in your own back yard and it deserves recognition.”

 

One of the judges Wheatbelt NRM’s Chris David said he wanted as many entries from throughout the region.

 

“This competition is targeted at young people and gives them an opportunity to show off what’s either just outside their back door, or the people they see every day,” Chris David said.

 

First prize is an ipad, while three prizes of $100 will be given for second place.

 

Entries close on Friday, 5th August 2016.

 

Download an entry form at http://www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au/photocomp 

 

The competition is supported by Wheatbelt NRM with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.