Snapped! Photographic Competition winners revealed

Published on Monday, 10 October 2022 at 12:47:37 PM

Two residents have each snapped up $100 cash, in the Snapped! Mundaring Historic Photo Competition.

Mira Ashton won the Open Award for her image Children at Play in Nyaania Creek, circa 1958. Michelle Ford secured the Caption the Photo category prize for captioning a photo of the derailed loco, "I don't think I can today.”

Shire President James Martin congratulated the winners and thanked all residents who submitted an image into the competition, which helps to build the Mundaring Hills Historical Society’s collection of images.

“Over the past three years the competition has seen 40 images submitted which has helped the Historical Society to build a photo library of the history of the shire,” he said.

Fierce competition in 2022

Curator Dr Jan Baldwin also thanked everyone who entered the competition for adding to the historical portfolio of photographs at the Society.

“Although there were fewer entries this year, the competition was fierce,” she said.

“The three independent judges Cr Neridah Zlatnik, Bev Beale from Perth Hills Mundaring Visitor’s Centre, and volunteer at the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society, Dr Helen Brash, voted unanimously for the winners of the photo competition and the caption.”

Open Award image captured childhood pleasures

Judge Dr Helen Brash said the winning Open Award image beautifully captured one of the great pleasures of childhood.

“The photo captures mucking around in water, playing with friends and looking in under water nooks and crannies for gilgies,” she said.

“It is also a historically significant photograph, with Nyaania Creek clearly an important community space where young and old gathered to relax and stay cool, in the days before Bilgoman Aquatic Centre was built.”

The competition is proudly presented by the Mundaring Hills Historical Society and Shire of Mundaring Libraries.


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