Winning images from the 30th Heritage Bank photo comp
Heritage Bank has announced the winners of its 30th Annual Photographic Awards.
Photographer Josh Tagi from St Ives in New South Wales won the Open Category for his image “Evening”, with Alison Hockings from Lawnton, Queensland, winning the other major prize in the “Respect” Themed Category for her touching photo “Grandad”.
Heritage Bank CEO Mr Peter Lock said the competition, now in its 30th year, continued to showcase the talents of professional and amateur photographers across Australia.
“For three decades, the Heritage Bank Photographic Awards have shone a spotlight on the moments that have inspired us,” Mr Lock said.
“Again, our judges had a tough time choosing the top 50 from such a high calibre of entries, this year we received a phenomenal response with over 2,000 entries,” Mr Lock said.
Winner: Josh Tagi ‘Evening Shadow’, St Ives NSW
Runner-up: David Wong ‘Sheep Group’, Milsons Point NSW
Highly Commended: Glen Parker ‘North Curl Curl View’, St Ives NSW
Encouragement: Chris Sweetapple ‘Galaxy Shacks’, Miles QLD
Alwyn Kucks Memorial Award: John Stewart, ‘Bird Watching’, Rangeville, QLD
Bruce Mackenzie Award: Chris Sweetapple, ‘Galaxy Shacks’, Miles QLD
CEO’s Choice: Christian Spencer, ‘In Beauty I Walk’, Croydon VIC
Themed Category: “Respect”
Winner: Alison Hockings ‘Grandad’, Lawnton QLD
Runner-up: Rowena English, ‘Mother Nature’s Power’, The Gap QLD
Highly Commended: Gina Bryer, ‘Let me help, mum’, Fairymead QLD
Encouragement: Janine Waters, ‘Black Worship’, Dalby QLD
Youth Photographer Awards:
7-9 years: Sophia-Ella Harvey, ‘My mum’, Greenslopes QLD
10-13 years: Joshua Wilkinson, ‘Ash by iPhone’, Ashgrove QLD
14-17 years: Benjamin Maze, ‘Pool of Memories’, Peakhurst NSW
You can see a selection of winners above, with the top 50 images also available for viewing on the Heritage bank website.