Mandurah photographers shine a light on Peel region

'Youth in Focus' was the theme for this year's Rotary Photographic Competition, with young snappers capturing aspects of the region from people and wildlife to landscapes.

The Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts recently announced the winners and highly commended awards from the competition which was held in September.

Angela Downing, president of the Peel Photographic Group, who is a locally renowned artist and photographer and is active in coaching and guiding upcoming artists, was one of the adjudicators.

The Club were also honoured to have David Rennie, the 2013 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year as an adjudicator.

His photographs have been sold worldwide and they were grateful that he not only volunteered to judge the competition, but kindly donated copies of his book Art in Nature as prizes.

Winners received a certificate and a cash voucher.

Primary School section winners:

  • 1st - Jake Talbot
  • 2nd - Isabelle Bowden

Youth section winners: 

  • 1st - Olivia Plant
  • 2nd - Lauren Wright
  • 1st & 2nd - Jack Templeman
  • 1st & 2nd - Fin Owen

Open section winners:

  • 1st - Jeff Spickett
  • 2nd - Paul Rowley
  • Highly commended - Bill Jones
  • Highly commended - Brian Bradshaw
  • Highly commended - Melodie Kevan
  • Highly commended - Kay Cypher
  • Highly commended - Donelle Paul
  • Highly commended x 2 - Stach Rogalski

The Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts thanked the Peel community and schools who submitted photographs for the competition.

Rotary continues to provide 'Service above Self' voluntary support for many community and youth projects around the region.