Clarence Valley in Focus
Featuring winners of the annual photography competition Clarence Valley In Focus, in conjunction with the plunge arts and culture festival 2017.
Photos featuring ghost crabs on the beach, children catching a horse, a colourful party, a portrait and a landscape have taken the major prizes in this year’s In Focus photography competition, which runs in conjunction with the annual plunge Arts and Culture Festival.
The theme for this year’s competition was Hidden Treasures of the Clarence Valley and the judges – well-known local photographers Adam Hourigan, Simon Hughes and Debrah Novak – were very impressed with the quality of entries across all categories.
The annual Clarence Valley Council competition received 206 entries and the winners of the DSLR, mobile and compact categories each receive $500 and the winner of the new youth category gets $200. An overall winner, which is featured on the cover of the plunge festival booklet and program, also receives $500.
The 2017 winners are:
The Final Colour by Freya McGrath – plunge winner
Washed Ashore Treasure by Joy Hayman-Ward – DSLR winner
Angel by Tetley Bryant – mobile winner
Just Kidding by Steve Otton – compact winner
Crabs on the Run by Annabel Green – youth winner
Image credit: Stephen Otton Just Kidding