Locals win regional photo competition
Ettalong's Ms Ainsley Martlew and Umina's Ms Faith Cass have scored two of the four major prizes in Central Coast Council's 2017 Exposure photography competition.
The winners were announced at Wyong's The Art House in a special ceremony.
Ms Martlew placed third overall while Ms Cass was awarded the Emerging Young Talent out of 675 entries.
Council group leader Ms Julie Vaughan said the judges had a difficult task selecting the winners.
"The quality of images just keeps getting better and better as well as being more contemporary and creative, especially from our local photographic community," Ms Vaughan said.
"We received entries from all over Australia, but this year photographers from the Coast have really shown the judges they have what it takes to stand out in an open competition, dominating the 2017 awards."
Ms Vaughan also said the entries from young emerging photographers were outstanding and highlighted the depth of talent on the Central Coast.
"Exposure has always been popular with young people, so this year we introduced a new award for an Emerging Young Talent (aged under 24 years) to show our support for the future generation of Central Coast photographers," Ms Vaughan said.
This made Ms Cass the inaugural winner of the category.
"From the 675 entries received, the top scoring 145 images are now on display, and I encourage everyone to get along to The Art House and check out the amazing images," Ms Vaughan concluded.
The overall winner of Exposure 2017 was Mr David Magro of Gosford.
Media release, 13 Jun 2017
Central Coast Council Media
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