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.
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
1st Jacob Van der plas
2nd Ian Richter
3rd Robert Richings