Get snapping for Australia Day

People in the Bega Valley Shire are invited to get snapping for Council’s annual Australia Day Photo Competition.

The competition, which is sponsored by Fletchers Fotographics in Bega, will see prizes, including Apple IPads and local shopping vouchers, awarded to winners from the open, Facebook people’s choice, and under 18s categories.

Council’s competition organiser, Rebecca Bogie, said the theme for this year’s competition is ‘what we love about our place’, and photos should reflect what you love about the local places and local people of the Bega Valley Shire.

“Last year’s competition saw a flood of fantastic entries from right across the shire, and we’re hoping for an even bigger response this year,” she said.

“The competition is open to anyone with camera or phone, and with three categories on offer there’s a really good chance of anyone walking away with some great prizes.

“This year we have an Apple IPad and a $50 Fletchers Fotographics voucher as the top prize, an IPad Mini for the under 18s prize, and $300 to spend in a local shop of your choice for the Facebook people’s choice category.

“The Facebook people’s choice category is awarded to the photo that receives the most ‘Likes’ during the competition period,” Ms Bogie said.

There are number of ways to enter the Australia Day Photo Competition:

*    Send your digital photo to:  - council@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

*    Post a hard to copy to : Council’s Bega Office, PO Box 492, Bega 2550.

*    Deliver a hard copy Council’s Bega Office, Zingel Place, Bega

Please mark your entry Australia Day Photo Competition and attach your entry form. Hard copy entries should be no larger than A4.  All entries are to be received, with a competition entry form, by 5pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

All photos will be displayed on Council’s Facebook page and at Fletchers Fotographics.   The winning photos will be displayed in the front window of Fletchers Fotographics for one month and then in the foyer of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery for a further month.

The winner will be announced during the official Australia Day ceremony on January 26, 2014 in Littleton Gardens, Bega. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Council website, or collected from Fletchers Fotographics, Bega Valley Shire Council in Zingel Place, Bega, and the libraries at Bega, Bermagui, Merimbula and Eden.

To download an entry form go to www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au and click on the photo competition banner near the top of the page.

For further information please contact Rebecca Bogie on 6499 2150 rbogie@begavalley.nsw.gov.au.

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