We received over 200 entries to the 2019 Wild About Shellharbour Nature Photography Competition, which showcase native wildlife, landscapes and native plants, or celebrate the beauty of our beaches and waterways.

Everyone is welcome to attend the special awards night at 6pm, Thursday 6 June to celebrate World Environment Day. Come along, see the shortlisted photos, vote for the People's Choice Award, and enjoy delicious nibbles. Free; RSVP essential.

This year's shortlisted entries are:

EntrantEntry titleThemeAge category
Adrian ThorntonStretchBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Adrian ThorntonShellharbour StormBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Caroline ArmitageWashed up on the shoreBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Cecelia ComptonLake of fireBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Connie KearnsBack to natureBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Glen StephensThe CreekBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Holly CumminsHome is where the beach isBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Jordy WilliamsMorning GlowBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Kelly LewerAhead of the stormBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Kelly LongLens ball at the LakeBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Kenneth SmithBetter times than this - Links Lagoon Shell CoveBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Lauren PearceMorning sunBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Leanne DoyleMoody morningsBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Margaret FrancesSunbeams dancing on Lake IllawarraBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Mel ZarebaIt was a chilly morningBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Michele McPaulPier To PierBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Nathan PerrettaBoonerah SunsetBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Rik de JagerBass Point ReserveBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Stephen GillespieThe WaveBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Tony  HepworthHarbour sunriseBeaches and waterways18 years & over
Ava BosanquetThe RockpoolBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Aylish MitchellThe Entrance to MoreBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Fletcher TownsendPools of TimeBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Gabrielle MarriottReflection of MemoriesBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Isaac LimDawn by the villageBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Kensa LloydIt’s a matter of perspectiveBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Madison NewmanWater rainbowsBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Saxon VinkovicSmooth WavesBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Saxon VinkovicSmooth FallsBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Summer BrooksAerial View Of The FarmBeaches and waterways17 years & under
Adrian ThorntonBig Tree at Little ParkLandscapes and native plants18 years & over
Annete AfonsoCasuarina at duskLandscapes and native plants18 years & over
Annete AfonsoI am GrootLandscapes and native plants18 years & over
John DaveyMt. WarrigalLandscapes and native plants18 years & over
Michelle JohansenMorning mistLandscapes and native plants18 years & over
Aidan PawsonBlooming bottle brushLandscapes and native plants17 years & under
Ava BosanquetTree Stories HighLandscapes and native plants17 years & under
Aylish MitchellThe Pink ChandelierLandscapes and native plants17 years & under
Cassandra OlsenThe EscarpmentLandscapes and native plants17 years & under
Cassandra OlsenBreaking Through The CanopyLandscapes and native plants17 years & under
Kensa LloydBottled BeautyLandscapes and native plants17 years & under
Adrian ThorntonSeagulls at SunriseNative wildlife18 years & over
Bianca BrooksWild BirdNative wildlife18 years & over
Caroline ArmitageSulphur crested CockatooNative wildlife18 years & over
Caroline ArmitageSoldier CrabsNative wildlife18 years & over
Heather MortonYou don't ruffle my feathersNative wildlife18 years & over
Leanne AndersonPossum MagicNative wildlife18 years & over
Norman BrayNew holland honey eaterNative wildlife18 years & over
Peter DanielSnowflakeNative wildlife18 years & over
SImon TheumaJewel of the SeaNative wildlife18 years & over
Stephen GillespieRainbow LorikeetNative wildlife18 years & over
Thomas DaleyTeddy bear beeNative wildlife18 years & over
Aidan PawsonUnexpected visitorNative wildlife17 years & under
Ava BosanquetProfessional PoserNative wildlife17 years & under
Cassandra OlsenReddall GullsNative wildlife17 years & under
Kensa LloydCatching the red eyeNative wildlife17 years & under
Marley SweetThe Hidden OctopusNative wildlife17 years & under
Saxon VinkovicScared nowNative wildlife17 years & under
Summer BrooksAlbert the Friendly OwlNative wildlife17 years & under
Toumanda FohrmanLet's Play and Splash AroundNative wildlife17 years & under

 

Themes for this year's competition were:

  • Native wildlife – Images that focus on Australian native wildlife (e.g. Kookaburras, Peron’s Tree Frog, Echidna). Exotic species from overseas will not be eligible (e.g. European honeybees, Monarch butterfly)
  • Landscapes and native plants – Images that focus on landscapes in the Shellharbour area and include some Australian native plants, or an image focusing on a native plant/s (e.g. Australian gum trees, bottlebrushes)
  • Beaches and waterways – Images that celebrate an aspect of our local beaches and waterways (e.g. Shellharbour South Beach, Killalea Lagoon, Lake Illawarra on the Shellharbour side)

Prizes for 18 years and over age category

  • First prize in each theme is a 20 x 30 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart, and 4 hours of photography tuition in a small group tour with click walk learn photography
  • Second prize in each theme is a 16 x 24 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart, and 4 hours of photography tuition in a small group tour with click walk learn photography

Prizes for 17 years and under age category

  • First prize in each theme is a 20 x 30 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart, and a half day mentoring session with Kramer Photography
  • Second prize in each theme is a 16 x 24 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart and a $100 cash prize

People Choice award

  • Most popular photo voted at the awards night wins a $50 Shellharbour City Council nursery voucher
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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Environment Team
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02 4221 6111
Last updated : Thu 30 May 2019