The winners of this year’s Aqwest Photography Competition were announced at an awards evening at the Lighthouse Beach Resort yesterday.
Bunbury professional photographers Sarah Henderson from Henderson Photographics and Paul Verhagen from Pyxis Services, praised the level of creativity of this year's entries and said selecting the winners was "a tough task".
The winners received prize money for themselves and their schools and their photographs will be included in the popular Aqwest 2020 calendar.
The winners were:
12 Years and Under:
First: Heidi Somers, second: Chloe Bingham, third: Zoe Pearce, fourth: Sophie Oliver.
Finalists: Chloe Bingham, Ashton Branchi, Chloe Bingham, Jaslyn Normington, Amara McAullay and Heidi Somers.
First: Hannah Lowe, second: Luke Blee, third: Stephanie Congdon, fourth: Declan Duce.
Finalists: Tierna Mahoney, Maeve McNulty, Gabrielle Crowley, Mia Burgess, Mischa Harper and Liam Bailey.
First: Annisa Pedrazzoli, second: Abby Coulson.
Aqwest Chief Executive Officer Brad Bevis said the aim of the competition was to raise awareness of the importance of conserving water.
"Water is a precious resource and through this competition we are able to educate students about the importance of saving water in a fun, creative way," Mr Bevis said.
"This is an important audience as these students are the future and will determine how resources such as water are used.
"This has become a popular competition and we continue to be amazed at the high standard of photography and thought that has gone into the work.”