Amateur photographers sought for council competition

Award: "Small things" by Tracy Middleton took out third place in last year’s Penrith Environmental Photography Competition Open category.
Award: "Small things" by Tracy Middleton took out third place in last year’s Penrith Environmental Photography Competition Open category.

Talented local amateur photographers are being urged to enter an annual competition run by Penrith City Council to celebrate Biodiversity Month.

The annual Penrith Environmental Photography Competition highlights the importance of protecting the region’s natural environment, and this year’s there is Water – the heart of our community.

The competition is open to all Penrith city residents across three categories: Kids (under 12), Youth (12-18 years) and Open (over 18 years).

There’s more than $1,300 in prizes to be won and winners will be announced and awarded their prizes at the photographic awards ceremony held later this year.

Entries are open from today (Wednesday) September 13 until October 18, and council is hosting a free photography workshop on Saturday, October 14 so entrants can brush up on their skills. Register early as places are limited.

“Council is committed to improving and maintaining the health of our waterways, and this competition is a creative way the community can get involved in raising awareness about waterway health, biodiversity and water conservation,” a council statement said.

More details are available at: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/PhotoComp