Focus Winners
Release Date: 
Monday, 23 May 2022

Winners of the FOCUS photographic competition were announced at the Armadale Library on Saturday 21 May 2022. City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield gave out the prizes at an award presentation attended by councillors, judges, award winners, and their families.

Mayor Butterfield said the competition records another layer of the City’s history and that the quality of photographs submitted to this year’s competition are testament to photographs being able to capture more than outward appearances.

“We’re committed to supporting culture and the arts, and recording the history of the City of Armadale. It was great to have amateur photographers engaging with this year’s theme of ‘Industrial Strength’. Entrants delivered contemporary photos of buildings and businesses from industrial areas in Kelmscott, Forrestdale, and Armadale.

“Thank you to everyone who entered our competition. Your entries are helping to capture our history for future generations, and showcasing the talents of local photographers,” Mayor Butterfield said.

The historical pre-2000 category of scanned print photographs older than 20 years will assist the City in recording its appearance in previous decades.


Industrial Strength - Photograph Category: 

1st Prize – Getting ready to open by Wayne Berriman 

2nd Prize – Driveway Service by Bethany Cunningham

Honourable Mention – Towards the Future by Andrew Bruce

Industrial Strength - Drone Category: 

1st Prize – Kelmscott’s Industrial Strength by Brenton Simmons 

2nd Prize – Estate by Cecylia Sylwestrzak 

Honourable Mention – It’s a sign  by Russell Floyd 

Open Theme/Historical Pre-2000 - Scanned Category: 

1st Prize – Kelmscott Pool Christmas (1957) by Tracey Leeder 

2nd Prize – Lake Jandakot Sailing Club (September 1958) by Janice Tower

Honourable Mention – Pioneer Memorial Goes up (December 1994) by Victor Coules 

The competition is in its seventh year with entries up by 86 making a total of 185 submissions this year. Winners received prizes including cash, vouchers, and a mounted acrylic print of their winning image. An exhibition of the winning images and a selection of short-listed entries will be on display at Armadale Library from 22 May to 3 June 2022.

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