2019 Spring in the Mary Photo Competition – the Winners!

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The Spring in the Mary photo competition attracted over a hundred entries this year, with the winners being announced at the recent Mary River Festival.

The fourth year of the Spring in the Mary competition was well supported by a range of sponsors, and the

Judges commented on the overall quality of this year’s entries, saying that the Wildlife section was far and away the most hotly contested.

Open winner, sponsored by Murray Views, was Michelle Honey with “World’s Deadliest Animal”, with Ollie Scully as runner-up (prize sponsored by Burnett Mary Regional Group).

Ollie Scully also took out the Wildlife category (sponsored by Gympie Landcare) for his engaging shot of an orange-eyed tree frog.

Lindy Orwin and Nicolette Coombs received Highly Commended in this section.

The Rural category, sponsored by BOS Rural of Kandanga, was won by Ruby Rosenfield, while a new category, Saltwater, sponsored by the Greater Mary Association, was won by backpacker Claire Beteille.

The Junior section, sponsored by HQ Plantations, was won by Sarala Scott for the second year in a row, with Joshua de Blois runner up.

All entries were on display at the Mary River Festival and the final award, the People’s Choice, sponsored by Gympie & District Landcare Group, was based on votes received on the day. Whilst competition was close, Elinor Eaton’s entry “Staring Contest Champion”, an engaging study of a flying fox, seemed to win festival goers hearts as she took out the prize.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Spring in the Mary Photo Competition is sponsored by Murray Views, HQPlantations, Gympie Landcare, the Greater Mary Association, Bos Rural and the Burnett Mary Regional Group.