Winners announced for FOCUS Photographic Competition 2019

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Winners announced for FOCUS Photographic Competition 2019

A Quiet Crossing by Jonathan Cox
Release Date: 
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

A presentation evening for the winners of the FOCUS Photographic competition was held at the City’s Armadale Library on Saturday 1 June 2019.

Open to adult amateur photographers, the theme of this year’s competition was Crossing the Line.

Photographers were tasked with the challenge to capture images of our local rail crossings and stations in two categories of Present Day and Historical (pre 1990).

City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said Metronet have indicated that works will commence on the removal of the Denny Avenue site later this year.

“The City is very keen to build on the Birtwistle Local Studies Library’s Picture Armadale photographic collection, and what better way than to involve our local community.

“The competition was launched in February and attracted a total of 155 entries across the two categories.

“Once again we received some interesting images of local rail crossings from years ago and from present day”, he said.

Winners of the FOCUS 2019 competition are:

Present Day Category
1st       Jonathan Cox
A Quiet Crossing

2nd      Andrew Bruce
Denny Avenue Rail Crossing Panorama       

3rd       Kevin Hedges
A Moment in Time

Historical Category
1st       Jacob Van der plas
Armadale Station 1954

2nd      Ian Richter
Armadale Station 1982

3rd       Robert Richings
Day of Steam Locomotives 1988 

Honorable Mentions

  • Amyleigh Anderson
    A Movement of History
  • Stephen Mccarthy
    Sherwood Railway Station
  • Carol White
    Denny Crossing

Winners received prizes including cash and vouchers up to $300, and a professional mounted print of their own winning image.

The winning photographs and a selection of short listed entries will be on display at the Armadale Library from Sunday 2 June to Friday 14 June.

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