This is the third year that the City of Wanneroo has run the competition, with almost 260 photographs submitted, an increase of 150 per cent on last year.
Butler resident Mark Hyland won the overall adult prize for his Yellagonga Regional Park photo Perry’s Bunkhouse while category winners included Alison Toner (Sorrento), and one of the second prizes went to Joondalup resident Len Stewart for 10th Light Horse Trail.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the competition encouraged people to get out and visit places of interest in the City of Wanneroo during summer.
Two new categories were added this year ” Coastal and Maritime’ and Heritage and Nature.
The judging panel comprised of MADCAT Photography owner Dave Catley, tourism consultant Eddie Watling and Mindarie Marina general manager Martin Smith.
Mrs Roberts said the judges were impressed with the variety of photographs received, with the quality and quantity an improvement on previous years.
‘The judges commented that it was great to see the competition evolving and gaining support,’ she said.
‘It is fantastic to see such a wide range of images representing the variety of natural beauty and attractions.
‘Many of the images will be used in future promotional material for the City, including brochures, guides, posters and the community calendar.’