Photography competition returns to celebrate natural environment

Residents are invited to take part in this year’s Macarthur Nature Photography Competition to help showcase the region’s natural environment.

The competition is held in partnership with Camden, Wollondilly and Campbelltown councils.

Entrants must submit images in one of five categories (native flora, native fauna, waterways, experience nature and landscapes of Macarthur) and three age groups (primary school, high school and open).

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said he was looking forward to seeing the work of the region’s many talented photographers.

“The Macarthur region is home to pristine bushland, unique wildlife and scenic waterways,” he said.

“This competition no only highlights that beauty, but also brings to the public’s attention the importance of respecting and protecting our natural areas for future generations.”

Camden councillor Lara Symkowiak said the competition was a great way to show off the region.

“Not only does this competition showcase the creativity and photographic talents of our residents, but it also reminds us of the natural beauty on our doorstep that needs our protection,” she said.

“It is my hope that the photographs submitted by our residents will enhance appreciation of Macarthur’s natural environment and promote environmental stewardship.”

More than $4000 worth of prizes are up for grabs in the competition.

Entries close on October 2. Winners will be announced at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan on October 25.