Midwest Bird Photography Competition, Capturing the Moment, open for entries

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
An osprey in Geraldton taken by Karl Monaghan.
Camera IconAn osprey in Geraldton taken by Karl Monaghan. Credit: Supplied

Calling on all bird enthusiasts. Entries have opened for the Midwest Bird Photography Competition and Exhibition, titled Capturing the Moment.

The event is run by the Mid West group of Birdlife WA and aims to increase bird and nature tourism in the region, improve people’s awareness of the bird universe and showcase some great photos.

Regional businesses have thrown their support behind the competition providing prizes such as a flight to the Abrolhos from Geraldton Air Charter, a station stay at Wooleen, a three-day holiday in the outback from the Queen on the Murchison, framed fine art from Geraldton Framing Centre and much more.

Entrance is free for the competition, which opened on July 20 and closes on October 9.

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There are seven categories: flight, bird behaviour, images taken on a mobile device, portrait, youth (under 15 years of age) and portfolio — a story in four photographs. The final category, people’s choice will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.

Entrants can submit up to six submissions in each category and eight for the portfolio section.

An exhibition of framed, winning and recommended photographs will be held at the Greenough Museum and Gardens from December 10 to January 29, 2023.

Enter through Birdlife WA website: https://birdlife.org.au/locations/birdlife-western-australia/competitions-wa

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