Media Release Kimberley Photographic Award 2016 Winners Announced
20th June 2016
KIMBERLEY PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD 2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
One hundred and eighty striking images from around the Kimberley were revealed at the exhibition opening for the Kimberley Photographic Award on Saturday 18th June, 2016.
Hosted by the Shire of Derby / West Kimberley, the fifth annual photographic award was officially opened by Glen Chidlow, CEO of Australia's North West Tourism. More than two hundred people attended the opening for the award presentations to category winners.
The Kimberley Photographic Award 2016 overall winner was presented to Craig Williams of Broome for his Flora & Forna photo entitled The Cycle of Life. The Stunning image captures a turtle on the beach seemingly looking at a Seagull in the distance, it is almost as if she knows that her nesting attempt is successful, many of her hatchlings are likely to fall prey to these scavenging birds - This is the Cycle of Life.
|OVERALL WINNER||The Cycle of Life by Craig Williams of Broome |
Halls Creek Storm by Landi Bradshaw of Kununurra
|CHARACTER PORTRAITS||Self Portrait by Katie Breckon of Derby|
|CREATIVE / ALTERED REALITY||Umbrella by Mieke Boynton of Broome|
|BLACK AND WHITE||It Takes One to Know One by Mieke Boynton of Broome|
|FLORA or FAUNA|
Long on the Wing by Dominic Flutter of Derby
|YOUTH (17 YEARS AND UNDER)||Watchful by Jessie Burke of Derby|
|OPEN NON-KIMBERLEY||Pandanus at Lombadina by Bob Hall of Queensland|
|SMARTPHONE SNAP & SEND||Washed Away by Sherileen Martin of Derby|
The People's Choice winner will be announced on Friday 24th June following a count of votes cast by visitors to the exhibition.
Judges Lia McKnight and Derek Hobbs praised the creativity of photographs entered and applauded the photographers who made the effort to enter the competition and share their passion for photography with the public.
The Kimberley Photographic Award exhibition is open daily for viewing and sales from 12pm - 6pm until Thursday 23 June at the Derby Civic Centre. All photographic entries are for sale except the overall prize winner which becomes property of the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley.
1. Kimberley Photographic Award 2016 Overall Winner The Cycle of Life by Craig Williams.
2. MC Tim Brady, Glen Chidlow from Australias North West Tourism, Stephen Scourfield, Chief Travel editor for the West Australian and SDWK CEO Stephen Gash at the exhibition opening night.
For more information please contact:
Shire of Derby / West Kimberley
Community Development Office
Tel: 08 9191 0933