Can you guess how many entries we received in the ‘Images of Jirdarup 2021’ photo competition? (drum roll )… Answer = 200!
We are thrilled at the response from so many avid photographers, with many familiar names entering for the second time, and some new entrants as well.
Our expert judging panel are now reviewing the images to select the finalists in the 5 Award categories: Flora, Fauna, Black Cockatoos, Landscape and Junior photographer.
So who are these expert judges? Once again we have secured the amazing nature photographer @Georgina Steytler who has just released her latest bird photography book For The Love Of Birds🦉, Wilf Hendriks (of legendary Photo Hendriks fame), exhibition sponsor Paul Jarvis of @Pro Lab – and our very own @Robert Audcent.
Finalists will be notified and all entrants contacted as soon as possible. Stay tuned for details about the Exhibition in November!...
Today (at 11.59pm) is the deadline for submitting your photos from Jirdarup into the competition, so make sure you leave a couple of minutes during your day for entering. There are five categories that you can submit photos into:
Fauna Flora Junior category Habitat Black Cockatoo People's Choice Award
We'd like to thank our sponsors (Biologic Environmental, Perth NRM, Victoria Park Vet Clinic, Waldecks, Hannah Beazley and Beaver Tree Services) for their ongoing support with the competition.
There are only TWO days left to enter into this year's photo competition so make sure you enter your winning photos before 11.59pm on Tuesday (4th of October) to be in the running for some major cash prizes.
Due to popular demand and the gorgeous Djilba weather, our photo competition has been extended by four days. Hurry and get your entries in by 11.59pm/midnight on October the 4th to be in the running for a share of the $3,000 prize pool. Details about the competition and enter at www.fojb.org.au...
Student photographers from nearby Kent Street Senior High School toured Jirdarup Bushland recently, keen to capture some winning pics for the Junior Category of the Images of Jirdarup 2021 photography competition. Last year, five talented students from the school made it to the finals and one of the group, Sav Noble, took out first prize for his glorious photo of Macrozamia cones (titled ‘Foney Fungi’). These and other winning photos from 2020 can be viewed on our website https://www.friendsofjirdarupbushland.org.au/2020-images.
To enter the Beaver Tree Services Junior (<18) Photographer category, photos must be taken in Jirdarup Bushland and can be of any subject. First prize in all categories is $400 cash and $100 for the runner up.
A big thanks goes to @Beaver Tree Services for sponsoring the Junior category again this year. Since 1979, the trusty Beaver teams have been tending to trees and vegetation in Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, and around the Town of Victoria Park. They are fully qualified and insured and provide the full range of tree services. As their motto says, ‘You can Leave it to the Beaver!’
Our photo features Kent St SHS students in 2020 during their visit to the Images of Jirdarup exhibition at the Kent St Gallery. Good luck for this year!
There are still places available in our Jirdarup Nature Photography Workshops www.friendsofjirdarupbushland.org.au/news-and-events this coming Saturday featuring @daveditchburnphotography and sponsored by @PerthNRM, dedicated to protecting and restoring damaged Landscapes. Many thanks to PerthNRM, who are also sponsoring the Landscape/Habitat category in our Images of Jirdarup 2021 photography competition (@www.fojb.org.au). Don’t forget - competition entries close on 30th September!
Photo credits: Xinyang Zhao and Jon Young, prize winners in the Landscape Category, Images of Jirdarup 2020.
Happy Father’s Day Friends! 🤩🥳 Looking for somewhere to celebrate this special day? 👏 Why not enjoy a visit to Jirdarup Bushland Precinct? 🌿🐾🦎 The bobtails are out in force, and it’s the perfect weather to take those winning photos to enter our Images of Jirdarup 2021 competition. 📸👌 👉 www.fojb.org.au 👈 Speaking of fabulous photography, check out these samples, recently taken in the bushland by photographer Keith Lightbody. Don’t worry, Keith says he won’t be entering the competition but enjoys visiting the area – mostly to watch the red tailed black cockatoos! 😍 His website: http://www.zardec.net.au/keith/photos.htm