Local snappers put spotlight on Hilbert and Haynes

Local snappers put spotlight on Hilbert and Haynes

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Remnants of Haynes before development by Brenton Simmons won the Drone category.

Local photographers, who captured moments in time, demonstrated the high-level of local talent at the City of Armadale 2024 FOCUS Photography competition awards on Saturday.

The competition is hosted by Birtwistle Local Studies Library and is held at the Armadale Library, aims to capture the present-day historical reality whilst growing the photographic collection.

The 2024 competition received 206 entries, across the two categories of photograph and drone.

This year’s theme was ‘Spotlight on Hilbert and Haynes’, aiming to capture the characteristics of the two suburbs, by showcasing their communities, facilities, environment, and continued development.

“The ninth year of the FOCUS Photography competition is a great opportunity to recognise both the talent of photographers and the unique stories they tell about the City,” Mayor Ruth Butterfield said.

“These photos will form part of our history and capture a moment in time where the suburbs of Hilbert and Haynes are rapidly changing from paddocks to houses and roads.

“It’s important to capture the changes during a period of enormous growth for the City of Armadale. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry and congratulations to those talented photographers for winning prizes.”

Ducking back by Michelle Lane won the Photograph category.

The 2024 prize winners are:

Photograph category:

  • 1st  Prize – Ducking back by Michelle Lane
  • 2nd Prize – Your new neighbour by Tania Rutley
  • 3rd Prize – Walk Around by Michelle Lane
  • Honourable Mention – Forrest Road, Hilbert, by Andrew Bruce

Drone Category:

  • 1st Prize – Remnants of Haynes before development by Brenton Simmons
  • 2nd Prize – Lines in the Sand by Wayne Berriman
  • 3rd Prize – Change by Cecylia Sylwestrzuk
  • Honourable Mention – Australian Dream by Russell Floyd

The winners received prizes that included cash and vouchers up to $300, and a professional print of their winning image.

The winning photographs and a selection of the shortlisted entries will be displayed at Armadale Library from 20-31 May.