In its third year, The Glennie School boarder photography competition has delivered yet another display of stunning images with the theme, Colours of Home. Commencing over the Easter holidays, entrants returned home to gain inspiration from the vibrant Australian landscape and colourful characters found on their properties.
This year, first prize was awarded to Amity Warner from Thargomindah. Captured on her family’s property, her winning photograph, My Uncle and his Dog, features a silhouette of the two characters against a stunning red and orange sky. “I have always had a love for taking photos; it is one of my favourite hobbies to do while at home,” said Warner.
Taking out second prize, Georgette Emmerton from Mundubbera was awarded for a photograph showcasing her equine friends catching up with each other in the yards. Third prize went to Ruby Dyer, a boarder from Aramac who photographed horses casually catching a refreshing drink at the end of a busy day.
Tasked with the choice between 140 entries, the judging panel consisted of The Glennie School Principal Peter Crawley, The Chronicle photographer Bev Lacey, and Head of Boarding Donna Grant. Delighted with their task to judge the competition, Mr Crawley described the process as “an impossible task” due to abundance of high quality entries.
As a professional photographer, Bev Lacy expressed her astonishment at the level of “conceptualising, framing, posing and experimenting with angles”. With the winners’ photographs displaying just a glimpse into the immaculate talents the girls at Glennie School’s possess, the winners photographs are set to be printed on onto large canvases to be hung in the boarding houses for all to enjoy.
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‘My Uncle and his Dog’ by Amity Warner
‘Shades of Brown’ by Georgette Emmerton
‘Horses at the Dam’ by Ruby Dyer