The photography competition at next year’s Glen Innes show is to be boosted with a much bigger prize called “The Photo Create Photography Award”. The subject for the coming competition will be “Only in Australia”..
The ambition is to attract higher quality images and eventually to raise the competition to a national standard attracting the very best pictures from Australia and beyond.
The photographer, Steve Wright, who teaches at Glen Innes TAFE, said the first prize would be $2,000, with the aim of getting “more professional imagery”. He said: “The idea is that we are going to limit it to a hundred entries, with a $50 entrance fee.”
The raised prize money comes from Photo Create because Hugh Eastwood who runs it has a passion for stills photography.
He said: “All I want to do with this is raise the profile of photography at the Glen Innes Show.
“I hope this will become a unique photographic prize for the region.”