Winning photographs of favourite City of Wanneroo places


Bannister Boys. Picture: Kelli Bannister
Bannister Boys. Picture: Kelli Bannister

The City received more than 400 entries for the “Capture your Wanneroo experience” photography competition this year.

For the first mayor’s choice award, Tracey Roberts selected her favourite photo – a kookaburra at Yanchep National Park, entered into the youth category by Zavier Morey.

This year the competition was opened up to professional photographers with Clarkson resident Kelli Bannister winning the professional prize with an image of her children enjoying one of the City’s beaches.

Capturing sunsets, Woodvale resident Trae Kennedy won the youth category followed by Teka Davis, of Two Rocks, who has won the same category twice before.

Kinross resident Jonno Merkl placed third with his picture of a wave.

In the amateur adult category, Mindarie’s Benn Tudor-Roberts came first for his photo of a surfer standing on the beach.

Second place went to Sharon Leach, of Yanchep, for capturing children looking at a kangaroo, and Anri Johns came third for a sunset shot at a dog beach.

Clarkson’s Leanne Scaddan won the Instagram category with a shot of a surfer at dusk.

Photographs were judged on their ability to capture the characteristics of the area, composition, focus, use of light, and creativity.

The judging panel included Experience Perth marketing manager Elissa Caldwell, Sauce Films managing director Mark Zagar and the City’s senior graphic designer Simon Musgrave.

Images submitted will be used in the City’s publications and promotions, to promote the region as a tourism destination.

Capture your Wanneroo experience winners

Youth: Trae Kennedy (1st, Woodvale), Teka Davis (2nd, Two Rocks), Jonno Merkl (3rd, Kinross)

Adult amateur: Benn Tudor Roberts (1st, Mindarie), Sharon Leach (2nd, Yanchep), Anri Johns (3rd, Yanchep)

Instagram: Leanne Scaddan (Clarkson)

Professional: Kelli Bannister (Clarkson)

Mayor’s choice: Xavier Morey (Two Rocks)