Armadale FOCUS photographic competition winners announced

Jonathan Cox (Darling Downs) winning shot 'a quiet crossing'.
Jonathan Cox (Darling Downs) winning shot 'a quiet crossing'.

TWO amateur photographers have won the City of Armadale’s 2019 FOCUS Photographic competition.

With this year’s theme ‘crossing the line’, the competition challenged adult amateur photographers to snap a picture of local rail crossings and stations.

Darling Downs’ Jonathan Cox took out first place in the current day category for his aerial shot dubbed ‘a quiet crossing’, while Armadale’s Jacob Van der plas won the ‘historical’ category for his 1954 snap of Armadale Station.

Jacob Van der plas’s winning historical category photo of Armadale Station in 1954.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said they had received more than 150 entries for this year’s competition.

“The City is very keen to build on the Birtwistle Local Studies Library’s Picture Armadale photographic collection, and what better way than to involve our local community,” he said.

“Once again we received some interesting images of local rail crossings from years ago and from present day.”

Winners received cash and vouchers up to $300 and a professionally mounted print of their winning photo.

The winning shots and a number of short listed entries will be exhibited at the Armadale Library until June 14.


Present Day Category

1st Jonathan Cox

2nd Andrew Bruce

3rd Kevin Hedges

Historical Category

1st Jacob Van der plas

2nd Ian Richter

3rd Robert Richings

Honorable Mentions

Amyleigh Anderson

Stephen Mccarthy

Carol White