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Photography competition is open through January

THE ‘Heroes of the Tarwin Valley’ photography competition was launched in recent weeks by the Tarwin Valley Development Group and runs until the end of January.

Designed to promote the Tarwin Valley and its many attractions, the competition is open to all members of the broad Tarwin Valley community – Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Buffalo, Dumbalk, Tarwin, Stony Creek, Venus Bay and Fish Creek and the surrounding area.

There are three categories – People, Places and Events. You may enter up to three photos in each category.

Category 1 PEOPLE: There might be a local character, a volunteer, a sportsman or sportswoman, someone elderly, someone young, a farmer, a shopkeeper or business person who could be portrayed photographically in an interesting way.

Category 2 PLACES: The opportunities for subjects in this category are endless. It might be a stunning landscape, a particular building, a farm, a dairy.

Category 3 EVENTS: It might be a game of bowls, cricket or netball. It might be a local festival that captures your imagination.

Cash prizes have been allocated for the competition, with the entry judged ‘Best in Show’ to receive $500. There will be three runner-up prizes of $300 each. A Junior Section for anyone under 18 years of age will offer three prizes of $100 each.

All entries must be taken within the Tarwin Valley after the launch date of December 16. All entries must have a caption with your photo as well as details of where and why it was taken.

If you are submitting photos of other people, make sure you have their permission to do so as the entry will be used for a range of media including newspapers and online.

How to enter:

You can enter online via the Tarwin Valley website at

  1. SEND BY EMAIL TO [email protected]
  • full size high resolution photo
  • 50 word caption why the photo is a ‘Hero of the Tarwin Valley’
  • include your address, phone no, age & consent to use your images
  • simply tap ‘write a caption’
  • add your caption, include #tarwinvalley and tap ‘OK’
  • tap ‘share’ to upload your photo

To ensure your photo is automatically uploaded to the instagram feed, website and facebook account, your caption needs to include #tarwinvalley.

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