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A new competition is calling on budding and seasoned photographers alike to capture the essence of Newcastle on camera.

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon launched the 2020 Newcastle Photography competition today, saying the winning photo would be featured on her annual Christmas Card.

“The winning photograph will be showcased in a card that will be sent to every household in the city as well as businesses and community groups in our area and dignitaries such as Members of Parliament, Ambassadors and the Governor-General.” Ms Claydon said.   

“The talented winner will also receive a $150 voucher to spend at MacLean's Booksellers or any one of the dozens of creative, independent and locally owned Makers and Traders Newcastle businesses.”

Ms Claydon said the photo must be taken in the electorate of Newcastle by a Novocastrian.

“The photo can come from any sort of camera or drone, but it must have been taken this year,” Ms Claydon said.

“But you’ll need to get in quick because entries close in a few short weeks on 27 October.”

Ms Claydon said she would be looking for images that capture the essence of the city.

“I’ll be keeping my eye out for photos which feature Newcastle’s breathtaking beauty and its unique character.

“Newcastle is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a hotbed of artistic talent. This magic combination is sure to produce some spectacular images.”

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