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TWENTY-SIX am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phers were win­ners in the Act-Be­long-Com­mit Pho­toVoice Com­pe­ti­tion for 2017.

Pho­toVoice en­cour­ages lo­cal Rock­ing­ham com­mu­nity mem­bers to take pho­tos based on the theme Act-Be­long-Com­mit, in­clud­ing ac­tiv­i­ties peo­ple en­joy do­ing to keep men­tally healthy.

Each image is sub­mit­ted with a cap­tion giv­ing it a “voice”.

Pre­sented with their awards at a cer­e­mony last week, each en­trant ex­pressed their in­di­vid­ual voice for deal­ing with is­sues around men­tal health and well­be­ing.

Over­all win­ners for each of the 13 cat­e­gories were:

Re­bekah Bar­rett – Frozen in Time, Noah Du­gouchet – Paint­ing the Rock, Thomas Schu­bert – Out of Com­fort Zone, Bianca Wil­liams – Dis­abil­ity Fish­ing Man­durah, Qir­shtn Hipe (South Coast Bap­tist Col­lege) – Draw­ing to Live Bet­ter, Max Mcvicker (South Coast Bap­tist Col­lege) – Hold­ing Hands, Antony Nor­ris – Boy on a Cloud, Chris Tate – Yoga @ Rotto.

Win­ner of the ‘Act’ cat­e­gory: Joe Ford – Win­ter Left & Right (Adult, Non-Mod­i­fied), ‘Be­long’ cat­e­gory: Jac­quie Duf­fus – Tak­ing the Plunge (Adult, Non-Mod­i­fied) and ‘Com­mit’ cat­e­gory: Jayne Palmer – Net­ball in the Rain (Adult, Non-Mod­i­fied).

The Short Film Win­ner was Adam Mar­shall (Safety Bay Se­nior High School) – Road to Re­cov­ery – an In­di­vid­ual Film.

City of Rock­ing­ham Mayor Barry Sam­mels said it was a shar­ing of ideas for all on how to look after men­tal health.

“This ex­hi­bi­tion presents us with a beau­ti­ful ‘How-to’ cat­a­logue laid out be­fore us, and we as a com­mu­nity are very for­tu­nate to be able to en­joy this in­cred­i­ble re­source of ideas sub­mit­ted by the 102 fi­nal­ists in the com­pe­ti­tion,” he said.

View the ex­hi­bi­tion at the Gary Hol­land Cen­tre un­til Oc­to­ber 12, 9am-5pm Mon­day to Fri­day and Satur­day and Sun­days 9am-4pm.

Boy on a Cloud by Antony Nor­ris.

Above: When I Paint by Ak­shaj Ve­luthe­dath Madhu. Be­low: Yoga @ Rotto by­chris Tate.

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