Environmental Photo Competition
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Entries for the 2017 Environmental Photo Competition are now closed. You can view the winners below.
Did you know?
- The total length of all waterways within the Penrith area is about 1,500 km
- Wetlands are biodiversity ‘hotspots’
- 17 locally indigenous fish species occur within the Penrith area
- Over 12.5 million cigarette butts are littered across Penrith each year, with many ending up in our waterways
- There are over 40 species of threatened animals in Penrith
- Up to 40% of a household's water use can be replaced with rainwater
- Stormwater flows untreated to our creeks and rivers and is not connected to sewer
- Stormwater runoff carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients into our creeks
- More than 83% of original bushland in Penrith has been cleared
Caring for Penrith's environment and our precious water and biodiversity resources is everyone's responsibility. Council is committed to improving and maintaining the health of our waterways, and raising community awareness about water use, biodiversity and water conservation.
Photo Competition 2017 Winners
Council received some amazing entries in the 2017 Environmental Photography Competition. Over 120 entries were submitted covering the theme "Water – the heart of our community". Special guest judge and wildlife photographer Mark Fuller selected the winning images. Congratulations to all our winners - see cropped versions of their entries below.
First Place - Laura Payne (Title: Forest Tunnel)
Second Place - Donna Morgan (Title: Sunrise)
Third Place - Brett Pascoe (Title: Golden Nepean)
First Place - Letisha Hopton (Title: Overflow)
Second Place - Giorgia Apap (Title: Amongst the ferns)
Third Place - Jessica Kinsella (Title: Serenity)
First Place - Darcy O'Brien (Title: Building Nature's Community One Egg at a Time)
Second Place - Billy Hutton (Title: Sunset Over Nepean Bridge)
Third Place - Olivia Barrett (Title: Sunny Saturdays)
Photo Competition 2016 winners
Council received some amazing entries in the 2016 Environmental Photography Competition. Over 165 entries were submitted covering the theme "Water – Life - Growth". Special guest judge and professional photographer Katrina James selected the winning images. Congratulations to all our winners - see cropped versions of their entries below.
First Place - Tim Searle (Title: Mystic Dawn)
Second Place - Melanie Beattie (Title: 7:10 Commute)
Third Place - Tracy Middelton (Title: Small Things)
First Place - Luke Fenech (Title: Window to the World)
Second Place - Cooper Hill (Title: Pods)
Third Place - Jessica Murray (Title: Take-off)
First Place - Alyssa Warren (Title: Curiosity)
Second Place - Amba Korvemaa (Title: Left One Out)
Third Place - Trent Hopton (Title: Family Swim)
Photo Competition 2015 winners
Council received a number of fantastic entries for our 2015 Environmental Photography Competition.
There were over 140 entries submitted in response to the theme Our Water, Our Future and all photographs were taken in the Penrith area. Special guest judge and award winning local photographer Matthew Everingham selected the winning entries.
Second place – Robert Pearson (Title: Rowing Lake Pelican)
Third place – Melanie Beattie (Title: Flow)
First place – Callum Meney (Title: Barricade)
Second Place – Rose-Marie Rech (Title: Water Explosion)
Third Place – Sofie Schenk (Title: Bridge)
First Place – Sofia Fasitsas (Title: Hidden Water Dragon)
Second place – Piper Spackman (Title: Dawning of a New Day)
Third place – Holly Munday (Title: Rowers)