RDA photography competition to showcase hometown pride

The 2019 winner and runners-up images. Images: Supplied.
The 2019 winner and runners-up images. Images: Supplied.

Budding photographers across the central west region are encouraged to submit works in an upcoming competition.

Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA Central West) announced the return of the 'Central West Is Best' Photography competition.

The theme for 2020 is 'Hometown Pride - Icons of the Central West'.

RDA Central West CEO, Sam Harma said the competition provides a platform for the communities of the Central West to shine.

"The Central West has so much to offer and our photo competition is a way for budding, professional or social media photographers to capture and share the people, places and events that make our region unique," Mr Harma said.

"We have endured some tough times recently and this is a way we can highlight the strength and vitality of our region. It also allows us to see the Central West through a new perspective and ensure we continue to appreciate and support our rich diversity.

Mr Harma said the 2019 competition was a big success and he was looking forward to seeing this year's entries.


Participants are encouraged to follow the RDA Central West social media accounts and see if their photos are featured with the hashtags #centralwestisbestphotocomp and #rdacentralwest.

Entries open Monday, April 6 and close 5pm AEST Friday, May 8 2020.

Entry is free and open to all ages and photographic abilities, as long as you live in the Central West.

There are two categories: Junior (under 18yo) and Open (18yo and over).

Each winner and runner-up will receive a prize to the value of $300 for first place and a prize to the value of $200 for second place.

For more information, including how to enter and to see more of last year's entries, you can visit: www.rdacentralwest.org.au/projects

For any queries, please contact RDA Central West on (02) 6369 1600 or email: admin@rdacentralwest.org.au

Winners will be announced in June 2020 and finalists and selected entries will go on to be part of the RDA Central West travelling photography exhibition.