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Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards winners announced

25 March, 2013

Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards winners announced

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the three winners of the 2013 Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards, with their artworks to be showcased in King George Square from Tuesday.

The Lord Mayor congratulated the winners, announcing:
• Open Category winner - Stephen Sloggett from Paddington with his image, “Taking Cover”
• Youth Category winner – Scott Howe who won the for his image, “Early Morning Commute”
• People’s Choice Award – Margot Taylor from Balmoral for her image. “Soaking up Sunshine”

Cr Quirk said he encouraged residents to go see some of the city’s top photography on large scale banners in King George Square from Tuesday, 26 March until Tuesday, 16 April.

“With a record 400 people entering this year’s competition, this photographic display in the heart of Brisbane is a great way to celebrate our city’s vibrancy and creativity,” Cr Quirk said.

“This year we looked for creative and innovative images that captured the spirit of Brisbane life. We received some fantastic entries from photographers who were inspired by the many dynamic aspects of our city.”

Cr Quirk said the competition was now in its eighth year and had attracted a high standard across all categories that impressed the judges:
• 131 Youth Category entries, including 29 submissions from photographers under 18 years of age.
• 269 Open Category entries.
• There was a shortlisted 30 entrant images for the People’s Choice Award, but the winner attracted over 200 votes.

The winners of all three categories share in $13,000 prize money; $10,00 to the Open Category winner, $2,500 to the Youth Category winner and $500 to the People’s Choice Award winner.

Entries for the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards can also be viewed online at www.lmpa.brisbane.qld.gov.au.

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