2017 Life and Light photo competition winners to be announced Friday

Coordinator of the 2017 Life and Light photographic competition Henry Gregory isn’t inclined to predict its winners because of 48 “high quality” finalists submitted by amateur photographers in NSW, South Australia and Victoria.

“All the judges remarked how impressed they were with the standard of images, ranging from primary and secondary students up to the open category,” he said.  “While the theme was ‘healthy landscapes – healthy food’, it still allowed photographers to get creative and submit some amazing images.”

The competition, run by Western Local Land Services (LLS) and Western Landcare NSW, drew 185 entries taken in the LLS region.

“The Western region itself provides a great backdrop and the fact photographers were able to enter images taken in the region since 1 January 2015 meant there were some real differences in conditions and so forth,” Mr Gregory said.

Prize money of $3900 will be distributed among winners of eight categories at the Western Landcare Forum in Broken Hill on Friday.