Murrumbidgee Irrigation’s “What water means to the MIA” photography competition has come to a close, running across five weeks with nearly 100 entrants capturing the beauty of nature and celebrating water across the region.
Murrumbidgee Irrigation CEO, Brett Jones applauded the photography skills of the entrants, “I am very pleased to announce the winner of the Open category was ‘Luminous Lake’ taken by Lynette Skirving, which also won the People’s Choice award with over 140 votes recorded at the Riverina Field Days.”
“MI ran this competition to celebrate the role of water in our beautiful and productive region and expected some good entries, but we’ve been blown away by the number of excellent quality images we’ve received. I understand that the independent judging panel had quite a hard time deciding on the winning entries.”
The total competition prize value of $4,615.00 was awarded across 18 prize winners.
Leeton’s, Beau Roden, was amongst the winners taking out the Primary Category with his photo ‘Fivebough Wetlands.’
Each weekly winner was awarded a $100 cash prize leading up to the competition close with their photograph publicised on the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Facebook page.
Entrants were able to submit photographs of any aspect of water, such as aiding agricultural production; lakes, rivers, channels, or dams; infrastructure and equipment; and leisure activities based around our waterways.
The competition celebrated the value of water in all its forms around the MIA and represented the importance of water to the community.
“MI is proud to have delivered the “What water means to the MIA” photography competition and I congratulate all winners and runners up.”
The winners of all categories include:
1st: Luminous Lake (Lynette Skirving)
Runners up: Life in Leeton (Leah Smith), Crazy Afternoon fun with tin lids (Mo Polhill)
1st: Damn (Lucas Cahill)
Runners up: Floating Reflection (Isabel Fiumara), Sunset by the Water (Michaela Brown)
1st: Fivebough Wetlands (Beau Roden)
Runners up: My home village Wamoon (Ruby Talbot), Fivebough (Aria Roden)
1st: Lake Wyangan in the evening (Steven Cunial)
Runners up: Brays Dam Wildlife (Bryan Salvestro), Bunda bear going for a drink (Jamie Martignon)
Entries were judged on their wow factor, composition, clarity and technical quality, originality, and lighting.
Featured Image: Open category winner Lynette Skirving from Griffith, with MI’s General Manager Finance, Dominic Puntoriero