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Published Friday 10 April 2020
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Comp lens itself to budding photographers

Mitchell Shire Council is calling on young people to ignite their passion for photography and show off those boss looks, lit landscapes or their best animal snaps and enter the 2020 Youth Photo Competition.

With heaps of prizes on offer – like an Instax Square SQ6 Instant Camera Instant Moments kit, mobile lens kit or Spotify Gift Card –young people who live, work or study in the Shire aged between 12 and 24 are encouraged to snap into focus and enter their photographs.

Entries will be shortlisted by the Mitchell Shire Youth Council and Volume Committee Crew in four categories:

  • Selfie
  • Pets
  • Environment
  • Wild Card

The winning entry will be selected by Council’s Arts and Heritage Advisor.

The competition is a great way for young people to express their creativity and explore their own backyard.

The competition launched on Monday 6 April and will close on Wednesday 6 May.

Winners will be announced via Mitchell Shire Council and Mitchell Youth Services Facebook pages on Monday 11 May.

Judging criteria will take into account the presentation, creativity, subject matter, and storytelling.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe

“Young people in our community love to take photos of our wonderful attractions and we want to showcase their talents. This is a great chance to get creative and I am most looking forward to the wild card category,” he said.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Youth Deputy Mayor Thomas Starkey

“With mobile phones people are always taking great photos in our towns – including selfies. We want to see photographers showcase their work so we can proudly show the wider community just how much talent we have here,” he said.

This page was last updated on 6 June 2020.