The Overall Winner was Mark Hannah of Arthurs Point, Queenstown for “Skippers Mood”. Judges were impressed with the photography which showed significant skill through the long exposure technique.
Action: First, Lois McArtney for “Gold Prospector Arrow River"
Architecture: First, Brian Skaggs for “Fallen Stars”; Second, Ania Drouet for “That Cottage”.
Creative: First, Renato Baldichia for “Gibbston Sunset”.
Junior: First, Mikayla Evans for “Macetown Sky”; Second, Mikayla Evans for “Tui”; and Third, Jacinta Ricketts for “My Dog Loving the Arrow River Track”; Highly Commended Jed Crawford for “Tobins Track”.
Landscape: First, Mark Hannah for “Skippers Mood” (see top photo); Second, Jeremias Romero for “The Jetty”; Third, Chad Robinson for “From the Heavens”.
Macro: First Krystall Bellamy for “Nature’s Bounty”.
Nature: First, Virginie Bitterlin for “Lone Tree”; Second, Kelly Coleman for “Peaceful Stroll in Nature”; Third, Jeremias Romero for “Alone in the Darkness”.
People: First, Ali Soper for “Dad”.
Other Finalists were: Landscape – Renato Baldichia for “Moon Touch”, and Renato Baldichia for “Crown Peak”; Nature – Ania Drouet for “Morning Stillness”; and Mark Hannah for “Droplets”.
Prize money comprises of $500 for the overall prize and $100 for first in each section. Second, third and highly commended prizes are $30, $20 and $10 respectively.
The Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association Inc. (APBA) has sponsored the competition and provided prizes. The competition is run as part of the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival which itself was cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation. Fortunately in spite of difficulties with delayed judging this photography competition went ahead this year although the photos were unable to be displayed and there was no prize-giving.
The APBA wishes to thank the Jade and Factory for the trophy and Print Central and the Lakes District Museum and Gallery for their support.
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