Toowoomba’s shot at Heritage Bank Photographic Awards
THE Heritage Bank Photographic Awards are back for another year and creative shutterbugs around Toowoomba have a shot at winning $8000 in prizes.
The awards showcase talented professional and amateur photographers across Australia.
Entries are accepted in two categories. The first is the open category where the choice of subject is up to the photographer. The second is the themed category "Promises" which is up to the photographer's interpretation.
Heritage Bank CEO Peter Lock said the national competition attracted strong interest each year from both professional and amateur photographers.
"There are no entry fees and photos can be submitted online which makes it easier for more people to get involved," he said.
The competition is open to Australian residents with no background or experience necessary.
The winners of the open and themed categories will receive $1500. Mr Lock's CEO's Choice award winner gets $500.
The winner of the Bruce Mackenzie Memorial Award for young photographers will receive $1000, courtesy of the Mackenzie Family and The Chronicle. The Alwyn Kucks Memorial Award of $500 will go to an image from an entrant residing within a 50km radius of Toowoomba.
There are also prizes offered in three youth categories: 7-9 years, 10-13 and 14-17.
Entries in this year's awards close on June 30. Winners will be advised in August and the top 50 images will go on exhibition at the USQ Arts Gallery.