Over 200 photographs are in the mix, but only one will grace the cover of the official Eden visitors’ guide.
Entries for the Eden Visitor Information Centre’s photography competition closed on Monday, with 46 keen professional and amateur shutterbugs submitting their best snapshots of Eden and its surrounds.
Aslings Beach and Snug Cove proved the most popular subject matter, with other local icons including Boyd’s Tower, the Davidson Whaling Station, Cattle Bay, Haycock Point, Lake Curalo and Ben Boyd National Park also featuring.
Some of the more creative entries put a different spin on the old cannery wharf, while Derek Jones even got the watercolours out to submit six paintings, as well as several shots of Eden from the skies.
Check out some of the entries in our mega gallery above.
Eden Visitor Information Centre manager Shannon Woloshyn said the judging process will begin next week, but a decision isn’t likely to be made until September.
The book, ‘Eden – a natural paradise’ will be printed in late October, with 50,000 copies to be distributed through NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
“We had 46 people enter, and they submitted over 200 photos in total,” Ms Woloshyn said.
“They’ve come in through all kinds of different manners; through Facebook, emails and into the centre.
“We’re going to sit down and start looking at them next week, but we probably won’t make a decision until next month.
“We’ve got so many to go through, and they’re such fantastic photos.”
Ms Woloshyn said the vast majority of entries came from local residents, but some came from as far as Queensland and Western Australia.
Even though the competition has closed, she says that is no reason to stop sharing your photos with the centre.
“The local community really got involved and showed their pride in Eden,” she said.
“We haven’t shared all the entries on Facebook yet, so keep your eye on it.
“We also want to encourage people to continue to send us their photos.
“The entries have really captured the essence of Eden, and sharing them is a great way for us to showcase its beauty and encourage people to come and visit.
“It’s also a great way for photographers to get exposure.”