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Way Out West Photography Competition Winners Announced.

Way Out West Winner

Twenty-one-year-old Jade Jones, a Wyndham Vale photography student, has taken out the 2022 Way Out West photography competition Grand Prize award of $500 with a captivating image titled ‘Into the Void’ (featured image). Photography is Jade’s creative niche and she is delighted to be the winner of the Grand Prize.

Wyndham City’s Creative City Portfolio Holder, Cr Marcel Mahfoud congratulated all of the winners of the Way Out West Photography competition and expressed his admiration for all the entrants.

“Now in its seventh year, this annual competition just gets better and better. The outstanding talent that our young photographers have is inspiring and showcases their wonderful creative ability.”

“To see the level of skill and technical ability shown in some of the entries is really marvellous.”

“The young people who call Wyndham home never cease to amaze me with how creative and brilliant they are. The entrants in this year’s competition are testament to this.”

The other winners of the 2022 Way Out West photography competition were awarded $100 and a framed copy of their winning photo:

Way Out West Prize: Maya Cameron
Best Landscape: William Bell
Best Black and White Image: Yeabsira Sebhat
Best Use of Colour: Lucinda Tabart
Best Portrait Winner: Naomi Kiyaga

This year’s competition attracted 123 entries.

“The Way-Out West photography exhibition is a positive way for young people to express themselves, show their creative talents, build confidence as well as share their ideas and perspectives of living in the West,” Cr Mahfoud said.

The Way Out West Photography Exhibition displays all of the entries. It is now on display at the Point Cook Community Learning Centre for three weeks and then will be part of a travelling exhibition to a number of community spaces including Julia Gilliad Library and Community Learning Centre, Manor Lakes Library, Hoppers Crossing Library, Saltwater Community Centre, Penrose Community Centre and the Youth Resource Centre. The exhibition will be on display for three weeks at each location.

All entries will feature in the published annual Way Out West Photobook, which will be available to view and borrow at your local Wyndham Library and the Youth Resource Centre. 

For more information and to see other winners and entries go to  https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/wayoutwest