Ru­ral pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion starts

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COT­TON Aus­tralia has launched theth Click­Cli k 2.0202 0 pho­toh t and video com­pe­ti­tion, an op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pants to cap­ture beau­ti­ful mo­ments from the 2017-18 Aus­tralian cot­ton sea­son.

Cot­ton Aus­tralia general man­ager Michael Mur­ray en­cour­aged those in the in­dus­try, pho­tog­ra­phers and oth­erth mem­bersb of f theth com­mu­nity to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Ev­ery pic­ture tells a story. We’re seek­ing en­tries from all pho­tog­ra­phers: rookie, am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional – and ev­ery­thing in be­tween,” Mr Mur­ray said.

“The com­pe­ti­tion runs from Septem­ber 2017 tot June 2018 to al­low en­trants to cap­ture plant­ing, grow­ing, har­vest, gin­ning, trans­port­ing and re­search­ing.

“Click 2.0 has three cat­e­gories – Aussie cot­ton peo­ple (photos), Aussie cot­ton land­scapes (photos) and the mov­ing im­age (videos)( id ) – and d en­tri­esti can beb from the field, shed, gin or lab.”

Com­pe­ti­tion win­ners will be awarded $8000 in cam­era equip­ment vouch­ers for use on­line or in-store at digiDIRECT cam­eras and imaging: first place: $4000 voucher, run­ner up: $1500 voucher, cat­e­gory win­ners:i $500 vouch­ers (one per cat­e­gory) and peo­ple’s choice: $1000 voucher.

Re­cip­i­ents will be an­nounced and their win­ning en­try dis­played at the 19th Aus­tralian Cot­ton Conference at the Gold Coast (Au­gust 7–9, 2018). Del­e­gates will vote for the Peo­ple’s Choice prize, with the re­cip­i­ent tak­ing home a $1000 cam­era equip­ment voucher.

En­tries close June 8, 2018. Email en­tries to comp@cot­ton.org.au. Visit www.cot­tonaus­tralia.com. au/click for more.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WIN­NER: An­drea Crothers won Cot­ton Aus­tralia’s photo com­pe­ti­tion last year, with this pic­ture of her dad, Dou­glas Crothers.

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