1st Prize Cooriemungle Road by Rachel Newey 940x492

Competition inspires health and wellness focus

A frosty morning in Cooriemungle provided the setting for an inspired photo by Rachel Newey that has been judged the winner of Timboon and District Healthcare Service’s 2018 photography competition.

Ms Newey also secured third place with another image featuring Gibson Steps, while Diana D’Auria clinched second place with her Gobbling Galahs.

The photography competition was launched in early June and closed on Monday, July 16 with the winners to receive valuable exposure for their work in TDHS publications.

Acting chief executive offer Nancy Johnson said judges had been busy poring over some amazing images that creatively captured the dual concepts of “Health and Wellness” and “TDHS District”.

“We asked community members to capture our vision statement, which is ‘enabling optimum health and wellness for our communities’ and to also show locations or aspects of the local area,” she said.

“I’m personally excited by the discussions this competition has opened up and how community members have engaged with us on issues of health and wellness in our region.

“This year’s entries had images ranging from spectacular vistas of the natural beauty of this region to positive images of aging and various activities available in the area.”

Ms Johnson said publications like TDHS’s annual report were widely circulated in the region, in addition to a number of State Government departments.

“While we would like to congratulate this year’s winners for their outstanding work, we would also like to acknowledge that the quality and creativity of all the entries was such that many of the images will be used in our 2018 annual report,” she said.

“Having your art recognised in this way is a wonderful exposure opportunity and something quite special for any budding artist’s portfolio,” she said.

1st Prize - Cooriemungle Road by Rachel Newey

1st Prize – Cooriemungle Road by Rachel Newey

2nd Prize - Gobbling Galahs by Diana D'Auria

2nd Prize – Gobbling Galahs by Diana D’Auria

3rd Prize - Gibson Steps by Rachel Newey

3rd Prize – Gibson Steps by Rachel Newey

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