Nicholas Duckworth’s ‘Wetland Safety Zone’ won first prize.
Nicholas Duckworth’s ‘Wetland Safety Zone’ won first prize.

Works focus on the wetlands future

THE winning entries in the 2009 WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition will be on exhibition at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, in Dorrigo National Park, from tomorrow until April 6.

“The theme of the latest competition was Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change,” manager of the Rainforest Centre Kathryn Wood said.

The Australia-wide competition for photographs and artworks relating to wetlands is now in its third year and has been exhibited in Dorrigo each time.

“Thirty seven of the top entries will be on exhibition including the winners of the open photography, open art and junior categories,” she told The Coffs Coast Advocate.

“The variety of mediums, techniques, subject matter and imagery in the winning works show the diversity of the entrants in the competition; children, adults and teenagers, expressing their concern about the future of our wetlands with their unique art and photography.”

With more than 650 entries received from every State and Territory in Australia, this year was the biggest year so far for the competition.

The open photography and children’s art junior were the most popular categories, with more than 200 entries submitted in each.



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