Gallery: Young photographers make a splash for Aqwest calendar competition

South Western Times
Lyla, Katie and Alana Hall.
Camera IconLyla, Katie and Alana Hall. Credit: Supplied / Supplied

Budding artists had their time in the spotlight last month when the winners of this year’s Aqwest Photographic Competiton were announced.

Bunbury professional photographers Sarah Henderson, from Henderson Photographics, and Paul Verhagen, from Pyxis Services, praised the level of creativity shown in this year’s entries on August 26, and said selecting the winners was “a tough task”.

The winners received prize money for themselves and their schools, and will have their photographs included in the 2022 Aqwest calendar.

Aqwest CEO Gary Hallsworth said the aim of the competition was to raise awareness of the importance of conserving water.

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“Water is a precious resource, and through this competition we are able to educate students about the importance of saving water in a fun, creative way,” Mr Hallsworth said.

Alexis Reimers, Braxton Goodwin and Ryley Spaanderman won the primary category, while Nicola Mberi, Neha Bobby and Elissa Oakey claimed the top prizes in the senior age group.

Connor Williams, Faith Hwata and Katie Hall took home the board prizes.

Browse the pictures below.

Michael, Kailee, Chloe and Nikki McDonald.
Camera IconMichael, Kailee, Chloe and Nikki McDonald. Credit: Supplied / Supplied/Supplied
Tania and Tahlia Napoli.
Camera IconTania and Tahlia Napoli. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Keith Jacek, Connor Williams and Michelle Davis.
Camera IconKeith Jacek, Connor Williams and Michelle Davis. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Claire and Alexis Reimers.
Camera IconClaire and Alexis Reimers. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Jemma Swadel and Kirsten Edwards.
Camera IconJemma Swadel and Kirsten Edwards. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Jolly and Neha Bobby.
Camera IconJolly and Neha Bobby. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Sophie and Ruby Bach.
Camera IconSophie and Ruby Bach. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Tasha Julian and Braxton Goodwin.
Camera IconTasha Julian and Braxton Goodwin. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Isabel, Brandon and Nicola Mberi.
Camera IconIsabel, Brandon and Nicola Mberi. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Aqwest board members Tresslyn Smith, chair Stan Liaros, Rhonda Norman, deputy chair Neville Eastman and Wendy Giles.
Camera IconAqwest board members Tresslyn Smith, chair Stan Liaros, Rhonda Norman, deputy chair Neville Eastman and Wendy Giles. Credit: Supplied / Supplied
Ryley and Brad Spaanderman.
Camera IconRyley and Brad Spaanderman. Credit: Supplied / Supplied

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