Young people in Wyndham are being encouraged to participate in Wyndham’s Way Out West Youth Photography competition and exhibition.

Wyndham City’s Libraries and Youth Services are running the annual youth photography competition, with entries open until 17th May, 2019.

Cr Tony Hooper, said the competition was open to all young people aged between 12 and 25-years-old who live, work, study or visit Wyndham.

“As someone who has a background in filmmaking, I love photography, especially when it tells a story,” Cr Hooper said.

“I’m so excited to see what young people in Wyndham can create with their cameras, and I encourage everyone to take part in this great competition. Who knows, it could even lead to a career in photography.”

The Way Out West Photography Competition includes a number of different categories including life in Wyndham, landscape, black and white, colour, the funniest photograph and of course, the overall winner based on content and artistic merit.

Winners will be announced at a special exhibition opening held on 20th June, 2019 at the Point Cook Library. The exhibition will feature the work of the shortlisted entrants and will travel to all of Wyndham’s libraries, the Youth Resource Centre and the Civic Centre.

Wyndham City’s Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio holder, Cr Tony Hooper, said this was a great way for budding photographers to work on their craft and even gain recognition for the creativity.

“Photography continues to grow in popularity and this is a great opportunity for both talented and novice photographers to capture some of Wyndham’s unique appeal,” Cr Hooper said.

“There’s plenty of prizes up for grabs including $500 for the overall winner.”

Portfolio holder for Learning City, Cr Josh Gilligan said the competition also provided a great opportunity for our youth to both showcase and improve their creative skills.

“Free photography workshops are being held throughout Wyndham in the lead up to the exhibition so there’s great opportunity to either learn a new skill or fine tune what you already know,” Cr Gilligan said.

Wyndham’s Way Out West Youth Photography Competition runs from Monday 18th March, 2019 through to Friday day 17th May, 2019.

Young People must live, work, go to school or recreate in Wyndham.

For more information please visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/wayoutwest

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