Photo caption: Last year’s Christmas card cover photo was of the sunset at the full Menindee Lake taken by Menindee photographer Michael Minns. Photo credit: Michael Minns
Keen photographers from the Parkes electorate are encouraged to get snapping, with Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton calling for entries for his inaugural Christmas Card Photo Competition.
Each year, Mr Coulton distributes a Christmas card and calendar to every household in the Parkes electorate, which usually features a photograph showcasing the electorate on the front page.
“Instead of searching for a suitable image, this year I’ve decided to open it up to my constituents to help me find a photo for my Christmas card,” Mr Coulton said.
“I’m calling on all photographers in the Parkes electorate, professional or amateur, to send me a photo of your favourite part of the electorate.
“I’m looking for images that best capture the beauty of our wonderful electorate – whether it be a cotton or canola crop, the dusty red outback of the Far West, the rolling hills of the Warrumbungles or the mighty rivers that flow through many of our towns. It could be a landscape scene or a streetscape, or an image filled with people at a local event.
“Whether it’s a well-known tourist destination or a hidden gem, I want to see what you love about our region.”
The winning photo will be selected by Mr Coulton and will be featured on the front of his 2022 Christmas Card which will be distributed to every household in the Parkes electorate during the first week of December.
“This is a great way for budding photographers to showcase their work and get their name out there, with widespread exposure across the Parkes electorate,” Mr Coulton said.
“I will also promote the winning photo, and a selection of the shortlisted favourites on my social media. So don’t miss out on this opportunity and get snapping now!”
To enter the competition, please email a high-resolution photograph to email@example.com, including your full name, address, phone number and a brief description of your photo.
All ages are welcome to enter, however entrants must be a current resident of the Parkes electorate. Photos must be landscape in orientation and taken in 2022.
Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 31 October 2022 to be considered.
For more information, please contact Mr Coulton’s Moree office on 02 6751 1251.