City of Rockingham PhotoVoice award winners announced

The winners of the 10th annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition Exhibition Awards. Picture: City of Rockingham.
The winners of the 10th annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition Exhibition Awards. Picture: City of Rockingham.

THE winners of the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition Exhibition Awards have been announced.

Sixteen photographers were recognised as winners across a variety of categories during the awards night on October 10 at the Gary Holland Community Centre.

PhotoVoice involves participants of all ages taking photos under a particular Act-Belong-Commit theme. Photographers then include a sentence or short paragraph explaining their photo, giving it a ‘voice’. PhotoVoice aims to promote positive mental health in the community.

There were more than 450 entries in this year’s competition, with 100 going on display at the PhotoVoice Exhibition.

A six-person panel judged the photos on their composition and their communication of the Act-Belong Commit message. This year’s theme was ‘standing strong together’.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels congratulated the winners on their efforts.

“The 10th edition of the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition had some fantastic entries from participants of all ages and I congratulate the winners on their outstanding achievements,” he said.

“PhotoVoice has become one of the City’s biggest events promoting positive mental health and I’m delighted to see the dedication and skill of our amateur photographers.

“Judging the winning photographs was an incredibly difficult task for the panel and it is a testament to the quality of work submitted by all entrants.”

WINNERS

12yrs and Under Modified: Daniel Kurian Shoulder to Shoulder

12yrs and Under Non-Modified: Mia Townrow Beach Time

13-17yrs Modified: Ethan Manning Passed on Knowledge

13-17yrs Non-Modified: Mackenzie Bauld A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved

18-59yrs Modified: Trudi Davies Committed

18-59yrs Non-Modified: Katie Hughes Challenges are What Keep us Moving Forward

60+yrs Modified: Peter Le Scelle Milky Way at Heron Point

60+yrs Non-Modified: Thelma Murphy This is Not Going to End Well

Student Workshop Modified: Keely Jones Natural Beauty (South Coast Baptist College)

Student Workshop Non-Modified: Abbey Schroder A Sky View (East Waikiki Primary School)

Student Workshop Abilities: Aiden Atkins A Young Man’s Best Friend (Rockingham SHS Education Support Centre)

ACT Award: Steph Moses Free Spirit

BELONG Award: Daniel Kurian Shoulder to Shoulder

COMMIT Award: Joseph Ford A Bridge to Race Day

Standing Strong Together Award: Sally Newman Emily’s Song

The Public Choice Award: Amanda Hanlon A Cheeky Snap