Thursday, 12 September 2013

TasWater Photo Competition

Contact: Sophie Murphy
M: 0409 181 796 W:

Location: Statewide
Closing Date: 30 September 2013

Intended Audience: All students

Get snapping this Spring for the TasWater Photography Competition!

TasWater is asking the state's budding photographers to take part in an international photographic competition. It is encouraging snappers both young and old to capture images which celebrate the value of water.

TasWater, as a member of the national savewater alliance, is running the competition to unearth new talent and capture the beauty of the state.

"We live in a naturally beautiful part of the world and the TasWater Photographic Competition enables us to share that," TasWater CEO Michael Brewster said.

"I hope to encourage as many people to participate as possible but especially students. There are tremendous prizes on offer nationally such as a new MacBook Pro, digital cameras, photography software Adobe Lightroom, iPod shuffles and an iPad mini, with selected images to be used in international water campaigns.

TasWater will be selecting two winners with prizes to be awarded in both Open and Under-16 categories. The winner in the open category will win an iPad and the junior winner will receive a $300 Harvey Norman voucher.

"I am especially pleased with the calibre of the judging panel," Mr Brewster said.

Simon Cuthbert, Senior Photographer with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will be joined by a representative of the Northern Tasmania Camera Club

"No doubt they will bring with them tremendous skill and enthusiasm and I am certainly looking forward to seeing the entries and learning from the judging panel.

"Previously my interest has been colonial artworks and I am excited to learn about photography and also enjoy the talents we have here in Tasmania in this field.

"And what a wonderful time Spring is in Tasmania. So I am encouraging photographers of all levels of experience to get snapping," Mr Brewster said.

Entries must be submitted electronically. For more information, including the terms and conditions go to TasWater's website.