The winning entry Burnt Toast.
The winning entry Burnt Toast. Ian English

EXPOSURE comp an impressive display from photographers

CENTRAL Coast Council's annual EXPOSURE art competition has been run and won with some brilliant entries received from all parts of Australia.

In its fourth year the council received over 400 entries from amateur and emerging photographers as well as some international submissions.

Judges described the quality of images as more expressive, personal and imaginative than ever before.

The outright winner was Ian English of Newcastle for his unique photograph 'burnt toast'.

Announced at a well-attended ceremony, judges said the image displays a thoughtful juxtaposition of calm and disarray, encapsulating his audience into a world of wonder.

Council's Grants and Events Coordinator Mrs Ashlee Abbott said with such a high calibre of entrants this year the judges were set the almost impossible task of selecting a winner.

"We would like to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone who entered, especially Mr English for his wonderful photograph," she said.

Mrs Abbott also made special mention to Central Coast prize winners, Hayley Spindler and Amie Lambert.

"Their images truly demonstrate the outstanding talent we have in our own backyard, capable of competing on an international stage," Mrs Abbott added.

Prize winners in the 2016 EXPOSURE competition are:

First Prize overall- Ian English forBurnt toast Second Prize overall- Hayley Spindler for Little Murri Warrior (Wyong Creek)

Third Prize overall- Amie Lambert for He fought

Highly commended Postcards of The Shire- John Chapman for Aiming High

Highly commended Through the Generations- Sarah Harris for A moment in time

Highly commended A Picture Tells 1000 Words- Kimberly Starr for Soul Catcher

Highly commended The Natural World- Patricia Smith for Silvereye on Pods


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