Top snappers put mental health in the frame
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.