MEDIA RELEASE - Competition calls all Novocastrian shutterbugs
18 October 2021
Building on the huge success of 2020, Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has launched the 2021 Newcastle Photography competition today, calling on all budding and seasoned photographers alike to capture the essence of Newcastle on camera.
The winning photo will 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 winner will also receive a $150 voucher and the three runners-up will receive a $50 each 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.
“I’ll be keeping my eye out for photos which feature Newcastle’s breathtaking beauty and its unique character.”
“The photo can come from any sort of camera, smartphone 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 Monday, 8 November.”
“It’s been a tough year for Novocastrians, and I look forward to seeing the incredible artistic talent our community has to offer.”
“If last year’s entries are anything to go by, we can look forward to a wonderful and diverse selection of photographs showcasing our beautiful city.”
For more information or to upload your photo visit https://www.sharonclaydon.com/local_issues