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Aqwest is involved in a number of water conservation activities in the community.

National Water Week
Aqwest is involved in a number of water conservation activities in the local community.
 
Aqwest promotes National Water Week in October each year.
 
Aqwest's National Water Week activities have included giving out free waterwise plants, suitable for Bunbury conditions grown by the Leschenault Nursery at the Bunbury Markets and providing local schools with prize packs for students who took part in activities during the week.
 
The 2021 National Water Week is coming up this October. Watch this space for more details.
Photography Competition 2021

The winners of the 2021 Aqwest Photography Competition were announced at an awards ceremony at the Lighthouse Beach Resort on August 26.

Photography enthusiasts were invited to enter photographs which are inspired by the "Water Art" theme.

Photography winners will have their work featured in the 2022 Aqwest Calendar.

Each year the competition is judged by professional photographers Sarah Henderson from Henderson Photographics and Paul Verhagen from Pyxis Services who are looking for:

  • Technical competence
  • Creativity
  • Representation of the theme

The Photography winners received prize money up to 3rd place . Three Board prizes were awarded with prize money to Photography entrants. The students’ schools received prize money for each prize placing up to 3rd place.

Photography Competition entry form

Please note:

There are two entry forms - one for the Photography Category and one for the Video Category.

Video Competition 2021

ENTRIES FOR THE 2021 AQWEST VIDEO COMPETITION HAVE NOW CLOSED.

The Aqwest Photography Competition has been expanded to now include a Video category.

Video enthusiasts are invited to enter videos of up to a minute which are inspired by the "Water Art" theme.

Winners have the chance to see their work featured in an Aqwest video promoting water conservation to the community.

The winners will be announced at an awards evening at the Lighthouse Beach Resort on August 26.

Judges are looking for:

  • Technical competence
  • Creativity
  • Representation of the theme

The Video Category winners receive prize money up to 3rd place . Three Board prizes are awarded with prize money to Photography or Video entrants. The students’ schools receive prize money for each prize placing up to 3rd place.

Entries for Aqwest's 2021 Photography and Video Competition open on Monday May 3. Entries close on Monday July 12.

Video Competition entry form

Please note:

There are two entry forms - one for the Photography Category and one for the Video Category.

Once you have completed the form and clicked on "SUBMIT", you will be taken to a link to upload your video entry.

    Terms & Conditions and Prizes

    Terms & Conditions

    1. Submitting the entry form means the entrant agrees to and accepts these conditions.

    2. Submit photographs with a resolution of 5mb or more and a minimum of 300ppi.

    3. Submit a video up to 60 seconds (one minute) in a MP4 file format.

    4. Entrants can enter the Photography and Video categories.

    5. Individual entrants are limited to up to three photographs and three videos. Each entry with each photograph and video must be lodged separately.

    6. Entrants agree to give the rights listed below to AQWEST, without charge:

    • The right to use photographs in print or digital format and videos in digital format
    • The right to use photographs and videos in any of AQWEST’s publications or promotion materials, competition materials, the promotion of water conservation or to promote future competitions

    7. Where possible the photograph and video will be credited to the entrant, but this cannot be guaranteed.

    8. Photography entries may also appear in AQWEST’s calendar.

    9. Entrants understand they may be recognised if their photographs or videos are used.

    10. Entrants must confirm they have written permission from people in their photographs and videos to use them in the competition.

    11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    12. No AQWEST employees or their immediate family can enter the competition.

    ELIGIBILITY

    1. All customers serviced by AQWEST.

    2. All Primary, High Schools and Private Schools in the Greater Bunbury area.

    Prizes

    Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

     

    1st

    2nd

    3rd

    Photography - Senior Year 7 to Year 12

    $350

    $250

    $150

    Photography - Primary Year 6 and Under

    $350

    $250

    $150

    Video Category - Senior Year 7 to Year 12

    $350

    $250

    $150

    Video Category - Primary Year 6 and Under

    $350

    $250

    $150

    Board Prize Best Theme

    $350

    $250

    $150

    School Prize of $350 will be paid to the prize winner’s school of origin, in total there are 15 x $350 = $5,250 paid directly to schools of origin.

      Photography Competition winners 2021

      Primary Year 6 and under

      • First place - Alexis Reimers
      • Second place - Braxton Goodwin
      • Third place - Ryley Spaanderman

      Finalists

      Chloe McDonald

      Kailee McDonald (two entries)

      Lyla Rose

      Ryley Spaanderman

      Senior Year 7 to 12

      • First place -  Nicola Mberi
      • Second place - Neha Bobby
      • Third place - Elissa Oakey

      Finalists

      Deon Fagan

      Jemma Swadel

      Maddison Rowe

      Ruby Bach

      Tahlia Napoli

      Board Prizes

      • First place -  Connor Williams
      • Second place - Faith Hwata
      • Third place - Katie Hall
      Photography Competition winners 2020

      Juniors 12 years and under

      • First place - $300 Kaiden Healy, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
      • Second place - $200 Faith Hwata, Grace Christian School
      • Third place - $100 Carter Kramer, Treendale Primary School
      • Fourth place - $50  Katie Hall, South West John Calvin Christian College

      Finalists

      Charlotte Meyer, Treendale Primary School             

      Caden Huizenga, South West John Calvin Christian College

      Ashley Jennings, Treendale Primary School

      Chloe Bingham (two entries), Australind Primary School

      Ashleigh Spaanderman, South West John Calvin Christian College

      Juniors 13 -17 years

      • First place - Nicola Mberi, Our Lady of Mercy College
      • Second place - Anita Blechynden, Bunbury Catholic College
      • Third place - Hannah Barbetti, Bunbur Senior High School
      • Fourth place - Mia Powell, Australind Senior High School

      Finalists

      Melinda Bobby, Bunbury Catholic College                  

      Jaslyn Normington, Eaton Community College

      Rory O'Connor, Bunbury Catholic College                 

      Charlyse Normington, Manea Senior College

      Abbey Burgess (two entries), Australind Senior High School

      Board Prizes

      • First place - Landon Van Delden, South West John Calvin Christian College
      • Second place - Madeline Fokkema, South West John Calvin Christian College
        Photography Competition winners 2019

        Juniors 12 years & under

        • First Place - Heidi Somers, South Bunbury Primary School
        • Second Place - Chloe Bingham, Treendale Primary School
        • Third Place - Zoe Pearce, Australind Senior High School
        • Fourth Place - Sophie Oliver, Bunbury Catholic College

        Finalists

        Chloe Bingham, Treendale Primary School

        Ashton Branchi, Clifton Park Primary School

        Chloe Bingham, Treendale Primary School

        Jaslyn Normington, Eaton Community College

        Amara McAullay, Australind Senior High School

        Heidi Somers, South Bunbury Primary School

        Juniors 13 – 17 Years

        • First Place - Hannah Lowe, Bunbury Catholic College
        • Second Place -  Luke Blee, Bunbury Catholic College
        • Third Place -  Stephanie Congdon, Bunbury Catholic College
        • Fourth Place -  Declan Duce, Bunbury Catholic College

        Finalists

        Mia Burgess, Australind Senior High School

        Gabrielle Crowley, Bunbury Catholic College

        Maeve McNulty, Bunbury Catholic College - Mercy Campus

        Tierna Mahoney, Bunbury Catholic College - Mercy Campus

        Mischa Harper, Australind Senior High School

        Liam Bailey, Bunbury Catholic College - Mercy Campus

        Board Prizes

        • First place - Annisa Pedrazzoli, Bunbury Catholic College - Mercy Campus
        • Second place - Abby Coulson, Bunbury Catholic College
          Photography Competition Winners 2018

          Juniors 12 years and under

          • First Place - Victoria Grinter, Kingston Primary School
          • Second Place - Mia Burgess, Australind Senior High School
          • Third Place - Bryce Kramer, South West John Calvin College
          • Fourth Place - Gabriella Jackson, St Joseph Primary School

          Finalists

          Ashton Branchi, Clifton Park Primary School

          Victoria Grinter, Kingston Primary School

          Jaslyn Normington, Glen Huon Primary School

          Mia Burgess, Australind Senior High School

          Juniors 13 -17 years

          • First Place - Lily Murphy, Bunbury Catholic College
          • Second Place -  Luke Commins, Bunbury Catholic College
          • Third Place - Kandice Miller, Bunbury Catholic College
          • Fourth Place - Jowell Villafuerte, Bunbury Catholic College

          Finalists

          Megan Jackson, Bunbury Catholic College

          Oakley Hands,  Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

          Abbey Burgess, Australind Senior High School

          Abby Coulson, Bunbury Catholic College

          Board Prizes

          • First Place - Tyson Giles, Bunbury Catholic College
          • Second Place - Amelia Kramer,  South West John Calvin College