Talent Shines at Friends 90th Anniversary Photography Competition

Talent Shines at Friends 90th Anniversary Photography Competition

Local talent was on full display when the winners were announced for the ABC Friends 90th Anniversary Photography Competition.

Adam Suttie 'Nanna with 90 Years of the ABC' (1st Prize Winner, General)

The competition, sponsored by ABC Friends Northern Rivers NSW branch, celebrated the ABC's 90th anniversary, with entrants coming from the Far North Coast and farther afield.

The challenge for participants was to portray the number 90 in their photos and six prize winners were honoured in two categories: General and Junior (13 and under).

Winners were selected by Chief Judge Tony Betts and a panel of three members from the Lismore Camera Club and two branch executives.

Local painter and photographer Adam Suttie from Muriwillumbah won first prize.

Second prize went to creative writing tutor Beth Cavalleri, with third prize going to Leonora Marges.

Left: Beth Cavelleri 'Sparkler 1'(2nd). Right: Leonora Marges 'Towards an ABC Century' (3rd)

In the junior category, Joli of Sathya Sai School won first prize, with Spencer and Charlise of Alstonville Public School winning second and third prizes respectively.

Willow and Clover were among several entrants to be awarded Highly Commended prizes.

Winners received certificates and cash prizes.

Branch members Neville Jennings and Tony Betts were pleased to see the enthusiasm that teachers showed in encouraging students to participate in the competition.

What a great way to celebrate the ABC's 90th birthday. Congratulations to the Northern Rivers branch and all the winners!

Junior Prize Winners, Spencer 'Living in 90s Shadow' (Left) and Charlise 'Stormy' (Right)