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Media Release: Last days for local shutterbugs to get snapping!

By June 2, 2010June 6th, 2010No Comments

Less than two weeks remain until entries close for the 2009-2010 Maroondah Photographic Competition.

Charge your batteries, load your film or memory card and get snapping to be in the run for one of the fabulous prizes on offer.

Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Alex Makin, invited the community to capture what Maroondah meant to them and submit their images to the competition.

“Whether you’re a keen photographer or simply enjoy taking photos, the annual photo competition is a great opportunity to showcase your creative skills and highlight the many fantastic areas of Maroondah,” Cr Makin said.

“Favourite places, special landmarks, the great outdoors, happy families, sporting shots and artistic creations are all popular choices,” Cr Makin said.

Entries will be judged over three age categories and all images will be in the running for the Mayor’s Encouragement Award. Categories include open (18 years and over), intermediate (13-17 years), junior (up to 12 years) and the Mayor’s Encouragement Award (all ages).

Winner of the open section will receive a gift voucher from Croydon Camera House to the value of $300, with the runner-up receiving three Hoyts La Premiere double passes.

A $200 gift voucher from Croydon Camera House will be awarded to winner of the intermediate section, with four Hoyts movie passes and one La Premiere double pass for the runner-up.

The junior section winner will receive a $100 gift voucher from Croydon Camera House, with the runner-up receiving four Hoyts movie passes.

Winner of the Mayor’s Encouragement Award will receive an Eastland Shopping Centre voucher to the value of $200.

“Up to two photos can be entered per person, so you can afford to be creative. Each photo must be A4 size (21cm x 30cm). Maroondah is full of possibilities, so make full use of your imagination,” Cr Makin said.

This year’s Maroondah Photographic Competition entries will be on show at Maroondah Art Gallery, Maroondah Federation Estate, Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood from Thursday 1 July to Saturday 24 July.

The mayor will present the prizes during the first week of the exhibition and each entrant will receive an invitation by mail to attend the awards presentation.

The prizes have kindly been donated by Croydon Camera House, Hoyts Eastland, and Eastland Shopping Centre. The competition is proudly supported by the Maroondah Journal.

Closing date for entries is 15 June and photos must have been taken after 1 July 2009.

Entry forms are available from Croydon and Ringwood libraries, Croydon Camera House, Eastland Shopping Centre, Hoyts Eastland and Council’s service centres at Braeside Avenue, Ringwood; Civic Square, Croydon and Level 2, Eastland Shopping Centre, Ringwood.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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