Photograph competition launched

14 April 2021

It is time to take out your camera and start snapping as Murrumbidgee Irrigation launches “What Water means to the MIA”, an exciting photography competition to celebrate water across the region.

Murrumbidgee Irrigation’s General Manager - People & Policy, Karen Hutchinson encouraged entries from all members of the community saying, “Murrumbidgee Irrigation is celebrating the value of water in all its forms around the MIA. Entrants are encouraged to capture the spaces and places they feel represent the importance of water to everyone.”

Entrants may submit photographs of any aspect of water including:

• How water helps to produce fresh food such as crops, vines, livestock and horticulture.

• Ways in which irrigators use water in sustainable and efficient ways.

• Bodies of water including lakes, rivers, channels or dams.

• Water use in the garden or to create public green spaces.

• Recreational and leisure activities based around our waterways.

• Delivery infrastructure, equipment and channels.

“Water underpins a range of valuable irrigated agriculture in our region but it is so much more too. Rivers, lakes and wetlands provide habitats to important species as well as providing us with a beautiful natural environment as well as underpinning recreational and tourism opportunities.

Water delivered via our integrated system also supports town water supplies; allows gardens and public parks to thrive; creates employment opportunities in agriculture and related industries,” remarked Ms Hutchinson.

The competition will run until Wednesday 11th May with one weekly winner awarded a $100 cash prize each Friday and publicised on the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Facebook page.

An impressive array of prizes are being offered with three winners in each of the following categories:

• Open (First prize: Canon - Digital SLR Camera valued at $799 from Griffith Camera House, 2x runner up prizes: $200 Gift voucher to Griffith Harvey Norman, $200 cash prize)

• Secondary Students – (First prize: Canon Powershot SX620HS Camera valued at $459 from Leeton/Narrandera Whitby’s Better Electrical, 2x runner up prizes: $100 Gift voucher Griffith Camera House, $100 cash prize)

• Primary Students – (First prize: Canon Powershot SX620HS Camera valued at $459 from Leeton/Narrandera Whitby’s Better Electrical 2x runner up prizes $100 Gift voucher Griffith Camera House, $100 cash prize)

• People’s Choice to be judged at Riverina Field Days: (First prize: Drone DJI Mavic Mini valued at $599 from Griffith Camera House, 2x runner up prizes: $100 gift voucher to Griffith Harvey Norman, $100 cash prize)

• Staff – (First prize: Drone DJI Mavic Mini valued at $599 from Griffith Camera House, 2x runner up prizes: $100 gift voucher to Griffith Harvey Norman, $100 cash prize)

All winning and highly commended entries will be displayed at the Riverina Field Days on 14th &15th May, as entrants for the People’s Choice.

“We are really excited at the prospect of receiving images from as many people as possible, celebrating water in all its forms in the MIA. The best of the images may also feature in MI’s publications and communications in the future.”

For more information on the competition including the competition terms and conditions, image size requirements and submission requirements, or to register and make a submission visit www.mirrigation.com.au/company/community/photography-competition

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