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Living Australian 2011/2012 Winners

Congratulations to the Junior and Open winners of the 2012 Living Australian Online Photography Competition. You have all made your mark on Australia.

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Local

  • Is there a letter for me?

    The Winner

    ------OVERALL OPEN DIVISION WINNER------

    Australians are a creative lot. Out in the country mail delivery is all important. These mailboxes certainly make their mark with the beautiful Southern Great Dividing Range as a backdrop

    The Judges

    Commenting on Wanda’s winning entry, Kate Ritchie said:

    ‘What a beautifully balanced photograph that touches on the importance of country mail and staying connected and how individual each household is in receiving it. Having the postie deliver your mail, whether it be once a day or once a week, is about as 'local' as you can get. The photographer captures the row of mailboxes, each with their own personality, making their mark by the side of the road and on the Aussie landscape.’

    Brendan Read commented:

    ‘The lack of people in this photo makes you think of the people who belong to these mail boxes, where they live and what their lives are like. Well done.’

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Open

Global

  • The Godfathers

    The Winner

    ------STAMP SERIES WINNER------

    These 4 older rams are the leaders of there heard, they step forward and face the humans and not run, they are the protectors of there mates, the makers of fleece, lambs, rams and ewes. The are the godfathers of Australian wool.

    The Judges

    Commenting on Chevelle’s winning entry, Kate Ritchie said:

    ‘My rural roots made me love this image instantly. Sheep are hard animals to manoeuvre, unless you're a kelpie of course! and so to have captured these four Rams in this strong stance is a photographer's gift. This is an incredibly strong black and white image, accompanied a strong title that gives the Rams a humanlike quality. It is to be said that our Aussie wool industry is something to be proud and thankful for. I almost feel that these fearsome Rams, standing stubbornly and demanding respect could be the wool farmers themselves?’

    Brendan Read said:

    ‘A great shot from rural Australia, enhanced by the photographer’s choice of black and white.’

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Open

Lifestyle

  • Little Wonders

    The Winner

    ------STAMP SERIES WINNER------

    The wonders of our beaches Australia has to offer always impacts on me. The beauty, expanses, pristine waters are amazing and we should embrace and care for this gift of nature we have been given. The sunrises and sunset can take your breath away. This moment is one of them.

    The Judges

    Commenting on Ann’s winning entry, Kate Ritchie said:

    ‘It is the beauty of our expansive beaches that has made its mark on Ann Clarke and this image captures the lifestyle in which they bring. The glory of a sunrise or sunset is always a sight to behold but I feel that this image captures another aspect which is the freedom for these little people, their feet wet and sand in their hair, to stand on the shore and admire it.’

    Brendan commented:

    ‘I love sunsets, and this one is a beauty. It has interesting composition too.’

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Open

Humour

  • Lunch on the harbour

    The Winner

    ------STAMP SERIES WINNER------

    Anyone who has had a lovely picnic lunch outside, enjoying the Australian sunshine, knows that it won't be long until a few seagulls come your wait shouting 'give us a chip.'

    The Judges

    Commenting on Damian’s winning entry, Kate Ritchie said:

    ‘Love them or loathe them, those pesky seagulls that compete for your lunch are as iconic as the Harbour Bridge – making their mark on every seaside outing. Top marks to the perfect timing of our photographer and capturing a snapshot of Aussie life that brings a smile to your face.’

    Brendan Read said:

    ‘An iconic Australian scene well captured by the photographer.’

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  • FUEL ASK AT THE STORE ACROSS THE ROAD

    The Winner

    ------STAMP SERIES WINNER------

    We had driven from Melbourne to the wonderful Wilpeena Pound in the Flinders Ranges .
    On Christmas day we drove to Parachilna were I spotted this fantastic Aussie servo.
    By the way the store was shut for Xmas, bad luck if you needed petrol or supplies.

    The Judges

    Commenting on Ronald’s winning entry, Kate Ritchie said:

    ‘What a perfect entrant in the humour category that quickly identifies our laid back nature. If you can be travelling out the back of whoop-whoop and get a chuckle from a scene such as this then the Aussie attitude has made its mark.’

    Brendan Read said:

    ‘The colours and humour of inland Australia shine through here, well done.’

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Junior

Humour

  • His Or Hers ?

    The Winner

    Make Your Mark Australia. This photo represents a cross over where the cobb and coe met and was also a wine house/pub.
    This was taken on a trip From Mungindi to Moree in the outback.
    P.s There is only 1 toilet!

    The Judges

    Commenting on Bronte's winning entry, Kate Ritchie said:

    ‘The fact that this photograph even exists reminds me of road trips with the family that will forever be part of my fond memory bank and made it's mark on my childhood and many other children, no doubt. Being made to look out the window at all the interesting and unusual sights, stopping to take pictures roadside. This image was a real find for Bronte! I laugh at the Australian humour that it exudes appealing to adults and children alike.’

    Brendan Read said:

    ‘A good observation! Aussie humour at work.’

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