Wonderful Wetlands photo competition

October 5, 2015
Author: Blackwood Basin Group
Subject: Community Engagement

The Blackwood Basin Group (BBG) is excited to announce that we are holding a photography competition themed Wetland Wonders and Bountiful Biodiversity, to be run from 21st September to 2nd November in accompaniment to our annual Waterbird Project Site Open Day, scheduled for Saturday 14th November 2015.

For the last two years, the BBG has been successfully coordinating the Priority Bittern and Waterbird Biodiversity Enhancement Project, which aims to create a vibrant wetland habitat for threatened waterbird species by rehabilitating past mining pits in Greenbushes.

“The Annual Waterbird Project Site Open Day is our chance to open the area up for the community to wander around the wetland site, take part in hands-on activities and learn about the cultural and environmental significance of wetland habitats.” Says Joby Rand, BBG Project Officer. “Stay tuned for further information about the jam-packed agenda planned for this day!”

This year’s Open Day will also showcase the local community’s nature experiences with a photo competition, and all are invited to participate. There are four categories:

–        Junior 0-12 years

–        Young Adult 13-25 years

–        Adult 26+ years

–        People’s Choice Award

One prize will be awarded for each age category, and will be judged by five independent Judging Panel Members, as well as a People’s Choice Award, which will be judged during the week of 9th – 13th November when the photos are on display at local Greenbushes café Tasty Edibles. The awards ceremony will be held at the Project Site Open Day, running from 9am – 11.30am on Saturday 14th November 2015.

Photos will be judged on creativity, originality and in accordance to the theme, so get snapping! Entries are limited to five per person and require an entry form for each photo. Entries close at 4pm on Monday 2nd November.

For further information or to get your entry form and competition guidelines, please email joby@blackwoodbasingroup.com.au or call 9765 1555.

This project is supported by the Blackwood Basin Group, through funding from the Australian Government.

Photo: Photo entries should be original, creative and feature your interpretation of the theme; in this photo, a motorbike frog (Litoria moorei) takes a rest on newly planted rushes at the BBG’s Waterbird Project Wetland site. 

Litoria moorei Schwenke's Dam

 


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