The winners of this year’s Aqwest Photographic Competition were announced at an awards evening at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse last night.
Bunbury professional photographers Sarah Henderson from Henderson Photographics and Paul Verhagen from Pyxis Services, praised the level of creativity of this year's entries, which depicted the theme 'Water Art', 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 2021 calendar.
Aqwest Chief Executive Officer Gary Hallsworth 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 Hallsworth 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.”
The winners were:
12 Years and Under:
1st Kaiden Healy
2nd Faith Hwata
3rd Carter Kramer
4th Katie Hall
Chloe Bingham (two entries)
1st Nicola Mberi
2nd Anita Blechynden
3rd Hannah Barbetti
4th Mia Powell
Abbey Burgess (two entries)
1st Landon Van Delden
2nd Madeline Fokkema