Armadale’s FOCUS Photographic Competition returns for 2018


The Armadale Aquatic Centre in 1983, an example of what can be submitted in the historical category.
The Armadale Aquatic Centre in 1983, an example of what can be submitted in the historical category.

GET those cameras ready, Armadale’s popular photographic competition has returned.

City of Armadale is urging people to have some fun and get creative with their cameras for this year’s 2018 FOCUS Photographic Competition theme, ‘city at play’.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said they were looking for entries that showed local recreation spaces being enjoyed.

“The competition aims to capture historical reality, favouring truth over beauty or visual experimentation,” he said.

“If you can get both in one image you could do well but remember, historians like to see every detail of a scene, rather than a glamour shot where details have been lost or obscured.

“Over the past few years, the City has opened many new recreation and leisure areas, especially in Piara Waters and Harrisdale, however, play also includes parades, local performances, concerts, and public celebrations like the City’s Carols by Candlelight and Australia Day celebrations, fetes and fairs.”

First prize for the present day category is $300, while the winner of the historical category will get $200.

Second and third place winners in each category will also receive a cash prize and all winners will receive an acrylic mounted print of their photo.

The competition is open to all Perth residents but photographs must show recreation places within the City of Armadale.

Entries are open from March 1 to March 31.

Visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au/focus-2018 for more information.

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