Explore and Expose Photography Competition

Image: Mundaring Weir, courtesy of Ron Dullard.

"Photography is the story I fail to put into words."

– Destin Sparks

Residents in the Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan are invited to showcase their artistic flare through the Explore and Expose Photography Competition, which opens Thursday 18 June.

The competition, known for short as the 'E2 Challenge', is a partnership project between the Shire, Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) and Mundaring Camera Club, supported by Neami National.

The initiative invites people to explore the beautiful Perth hills and foothills in the Shire of Mundaring and expose what inspires them and connects them to their community.

Shire of Mundaring Manager Libraries and Community Engagement, Shannon Foster, said the initiative is a celebration of local people and places.

"The Perth hills are a perfect canvas for creativity. There's so much natural and built beauty to discover across the shire, from native forests and creeks to our many trails, parks and scenic views," Ms Foster said.

"The E2 Challenge is a wonderful means of showcasing local talent and it's also a proactive way for our community to connect with each other, share interests, develop new skills and support mental health and wellbeing both through art and spending time in nature."

Budding photographers looking to learn new skills or improve their knowledge can register for one of the two free photography workshops run by MAC during the July school holidays.

Competition entries are invited from all skill levels, including beginners, and are split into two categories; an Open Category (18 years and older) and Youth Category (under 18 year old). Entries close Monday 17 August 2020.

With a total prize pool of nearly $2,500 to spend at local businesses, there are lots of fantastic prizes to be won. Plus, up to 32 entries will be selected as finalists to be displayed in a public art exhibition at Boya Community Centre, with prizes awarded at an official VIP opening on R U Ok Day, Thursday 10 September 2020.

For full competition terms and conditions, or to register for a workshop, visit mundaringartscentre.com.au or contact Mundaring Arts Centre at 9295 3991 or info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

This initiative is made possible thanks to Neami National (Metropolitan Suicide Prevention Coordinators). If you, or someone you know, needs support for mental health, please visit neaminational.org.au

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