Top snap­pers put men­tal health in the frame

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The win­ners of Act-Be­longCom­mit in­au­gu­ral Pil­bara Act-Be­long-Com­mit Pho­toVoice com­pe­ti­tions have been an­nounced.

Pho­toVoice, which ran in August and Septem­ber in the lead-up to Men­tal Health Week, asked Kar­ratha and Onslow res­i­dents to take a photo in line with the Ac­tBe­long-Com­mit mes­sage and send it in with a short de­scrip­tion of its mean­ing to the pho­tog­ra­pher. Act-Be­longCom­mit Pil­bara health pro­mo­tion co-or­di­na­tor and Pho­toVoice or­gan­iser Gemma Brooks said she was pleased by the way res­i­dents came on board to make it a suc­cess, with 128 en­tries sub­mit­ted across Kar­ratha and Onslow.

“There are a lot of beach en­tries, a lot of pets, some fam­ily en­tries as well,” she said.

“All sorts of dif­fer­ent ways that peo­ple re­lax, keep ac­tive, and com­mit to their com­mu­ni­ties.”

An­thony Veder was an­nounced the Kar­ratha over-18 di­vi­sion win­ner for a shot taken dur­ing the Red Dog Re­lay in Mill­stream Na­tional Park ear­lier this year.

Lynette Wil­son was the cat­e­gory run­ner-up and Ste­vie Makoare came third.

In the un­der-18 cat­e­gory, Carys But­ler won first prize with She Had Done It, while Sydney Keremele­vich came sec­ond and Chloe Oliver and Me­lati Roe drew for third.

In Onslow, Britta Zubrowski won first and sec­ond prize in the over -18 cat­e­gory.

Ge­or­gia Raf­fan won the un­der-18 pool with Foot­prints and Mar­lina Grainger was sec­ond.

The Pho­toVoice ex­hi­bi­tions are on dis­play in the Kar­ratha li­brary and Onslow Beach Re­sort un­til the end of the month.

Votes for the peo­ple’s choice award win­ners are open un­til that time and will be an­nounced at the close of the ex­hi­bi­tions.

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