Local amateurs get a shot at publication

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TWELVE photographs by amateur snappers from Canberra and surrounding regions have been published in ActewAGL’s “Postcards From Your Town” calendar.

The amateur photographers whose shots were selected for the calendar all recieved $500 in prize money yesterday at the ActewAGL store in Civic.

Over 950 photographs were submitted for the calendar competition, which is now in its seventh year.

Colin Duckworth's photograph, "Dust off on ANZAC Parade: Lest we forget"
Colin Duckworth’s photograph, “Dust off on ANZAC Parade: Lest we forget”
One of the winners was Dickson resident Colin Duckworth, with his photo “Dust off on ANZAC Parade: Lest we forget”.

“I’ve always liked taking night shots and I also have an interest in military history,” says Colin. “I’ve got a lot of relatives who’ve served in various conflicts over the years, some who can no longer travel to Canberra and so one of the things I’ve done is spent quite a bit of time taking photos of the various memorials and the War Memorial so I’ve got a record for them to see.”

The presentation event in Civic included a charity barbecue to help raise money for The Cancer Support Group, with free copies of the calendar available. Canberra Raiders players Edrick Lee and Mitch Cronin and Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf were signing autographs.

Rebecca Ann Lowe, of Calwell, was another winner with her shot, “Old Royalla train track – Canberra is about exploring history” (main image, top).

To view all the winning photos and those from previous years, go to actewagl.com.au/postcards

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