Photography competition

Photography Competition Winners 

Thank you to everyone who entered photos in our photography competition. The standard was extremely high, which made things very difficult for our independent judging panel.

Congratulations to the winners and runners up!

The winning entries are listed below- if we haven't already managed to get in contact with you, we will do so over the next few days to organise the best way to get you your prize.

Open Category 

Lynette Skiriving

1st place: Luminous Lake (Lynette Skirving). Also People's Choice 1st place at Riverina Field Days, and Week 5 winner.

LeetonMainCanal

Runner Up: Life in Leeton (Leah Smith). Also runner up in People's Choice, and Week 4 winner.

MaPolhill

Runner up: Afternoon fun with tin lids (Mo Polhill). Also People's Choice runner up, and Week 3 winner.

Secondary Category

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1st: Damn (Lucas Cahill)

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Runner up: Floating Reflection (Isabel Fiumara) 

michaelabrown

Runner up: Sunset by the Water (Michaela Brown). Also Week 2 winner.

Primary Category

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1st: Fivebough Wetlands (Beau Roden)

Primary runner up 2

Runner up: My home village Wamoon (Ruby Talbot)

MI Staff

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1st: Lake Wyangan in the evening (Steven Cunial)

MI staff runner up

Runner up: Brays Dam Wildlife (Bryan Salvestro)

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Runner up: Bunda bear going for a drink (Jamie Martignon)

Other Weekly Winner

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Week 1: Patti Lloyd

People's Choice runner up

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Top Dressing Crop of Oats (Daniel Panazzolo)

Cash & prizes up for grabs 

Weekly Prizes: There’s a $100 cash prize each Friday of the five-week
competition with winning entries featured on the Murrumbidgee Irrigation
Facebook page

Category Winners: Will be awarded for each of the following categories:

Open
•First prize Canon - Digital SLR Camera, Griffith Camera House

2x runner up prizes:

  • $200 gift voucher Griffith Harvey Norman.
  • $200 cash prize

Secondary Student
•First prize: Canon Powershot SX620HS Camera, Leeton/Narrandera Whitby’s Betta Electrical
2x runner up prizes:

  • $100 gift voucher Griffith Camera House.
  • $100 cash prize

Primary Student
•First prize: Canon Powershot SX620HS Camera, Leeton/Narrandera Whitby’s Betta Electrical

2x runner up prizes:

  • $100 gift voucher Griffith Camera House.
  • $100 cash prize

People’s Choice
•First prize:  Drone DJI Mavic Mini. Griffith Camera House.

2x runner up prizes:

  • $100 gift voucher Griffith Harvey Norman
  • $100 cash prize

Staff
• First prize: Drone DJI Mavic Mini, Griffith Camera House.

2x runner up prizes:

  • $100 gift voucher Griffith Harvey Norman.
  • $100 cash prize

All winning and highly commended entries will be displayed at the Murrumbidgee Field Days as entries to the People’s Choice Award.

Criteria 

Photos can capture any aspect of water in the MIA including town and rural settings. Scenes may include:

  • What water creates through agricultural production e.g. crops, livestock, horticulture, citrus, aquaculture
  • Bodies of water e.g. Lakes, rivers, canals, channels, dams
  • Environmental outcomes – wetlands, birdlife etc
  • At home e.g. In the garden, recreational, town water
  • Green spaces and public gardens
  • Recreation based on water
  • Infrastructure that delivers and manages water

Photos must be high resolution and at least 300ppi.

Each entry must be accompanied by a caption (including location of shot).

Photographer’s name, email and telephone number must be provided.

Terms & Conditions 

What Water Means to MIA Photographic Competition
Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition is run by Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd,  Research Station Rd, Hanwood NSW 2680, (ABN 39 084 943 037)
  2. Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd will become the sole copyright owner of all images entered. The entrant authorises Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd  to display, print, and distribute in any manner any photographs entered in this competition.
  3. The competition is option to all resident of Australia, with an Australian mailing address, to be eligible to win the prize. 
  4. Entries are to be submitted (details of website) and are open from 9 April 2021 to 11 May 2021 inclusive.
  5. The “What Water Means to the MIA” competition will have 4 available categories to enter being “open”, “secondary student”, “primary student” and “staff”.
  6. The entrant must be the copyright owner of any images he/she enters into the competition.
  7. The entrant’s photograph must be exclusive to this competition and must not be entered in any other competition.
  8. Any post-production and editing must be the work of the entrant.
  9. The entrant is responsible for obtaining all relevant model and/or property releases.
  10. The entrant indemnifies Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd against any claim, legal or otherwise, that may arise out of publication of the image.
  11. By entering the photograph into this competition, the entrant guarantees to Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd. that the above entry requirements have been met.
  12. This is not a game of chance.
  13. Every Friday, a weekly winner will have their photograph published on the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd. Facebook page (insert details), with the overall winner being announced on 15 May. The judge's decision is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Category prize details:

Overall: Canon Digital SLR Camera, Griffith Camera House ($799), Gift voucher to Griffith Harvey Norman ($200), cash prize ($200) (Total = $1199); Secondary Student: Canon Powershot SX620HS Camera, Leeton/Narrandera Whitby’s Better Electrical ($459), Gift voucher ($100), Cash Prize ($100) (Total = $659) ; Primary Student: Canon Powershot SX620HS Camera, Leeton/Narrandera Whitby’s Better Electrical ($459), Gift voucher ($100), Cash prize ($100) (Total $659) ; People’s Choice: Drone DJI Mavic Mini, Griffith Camera House ($599), gift voucher to Griffith Harvey Norman ($100), cash prize ($100) (Total $799); Staff: Drone DJI Mavic Mini, Griffith Camera House ($599), gift voucher to Griffith Harvey Norman ($100), cash prize ($100) (Total $799). Weekly best photo in any category: $100 gift card

  1. The prizes cannot be bartered and are not redeemable for cash.