Talent on show in City of Stirling photography awards

Talent on show in City of Stirling photography awards

A STUNNING image of two pink flamingos has won top honours at the City of Stirling’s Blink Photography Awards.

High Wycombe’s Emma Thorp won best photograph for Pink from more than 330 submissions made to the biennial awards.

Best photograph: Pink – Emma Thorp

Amateur and professional photographer vied for awards, with Inglewood photographer Luke Antenucci named best youth entry and Joondanna’s Aminah Hughes winning the Stirling resident award.

Youth entry: Dad Jokes – Luke Antenucci
Stirling resident: Male Rider Uisneach Celtic Fire Festival Ireland – Aminah Hughes

Images were submitted across four categories; Hilbert resident Jordan Fear won best colour photograph, Bayswater’s Candy Goldsmith took out the monochrome category, East Perth resident Bernard Taylor received best altered photo and Chris Hawkins, of Como, won the mobile category.

Highly commended altered category: Intrinsick – Bernard Taylor

More than 130 entries were displayed at Osborne Community Centre and Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said submissions were of a high calibre.

Highly commended mobile: Done for the Day – Chris Hawkins
Highly commended monochrome: Two Ends – Candy Goldsmith

“The Blink Photography Awards exhibition is one of the highlights on the City’s arts event calendar,” he said.

“It not only showcases some of the best local photography on offer but gives local amateur and professional photographers a chance to experience their work being exhibited to and celebrated by the community and gives us a chance to see a snap shot of the world through someone else’s eyes.”