Winners of Biodiversity photo competition announced.
Winners of the Ethnic Communities’ Council Biodiversity Photo Competition Contest were announced at a celebration event at Lakemba Senior Citizen’s Centre on Wednesday 18th April. The photos revealed the beauty and diversity of Australian animals, birds and plants as well as showcasing the cultural diversity of the entrants.
Winner Osama Yousif's photograph.
Three winners plus seven runners-up were selected from almost 50 entries by an expert panel of judges. The photos were framed and displayed as an exhibition on the celebration day.
Mayor of Canterbury Council Brian Robson, honoured the event by his attendance, presenting the certificates along with the prizes to the winners and runners-up.
Osama Yousif was unveiled as the first winner, Taiqian Li as the second winner and the third winner was Megan Lawrence. Also a public’s choice winner, Joon Suhk Suh, was announced, voted on by attendees at the celebration day.
Second Winner Taiqin Li's photograph.
“The Biodiversity Photo Competition was like an eye opener for the beauty surrounding where I live and to pay attention to the importance of biodiversity.” Said Osama, the first winner. “I also wanted through my picture to capture the pollution along Cooks River and what should be done to stop it. I would like to join one of the volunteer groups in bush care activities to protect biodiversity.”
The biodiversity event was a great family fun day with an attendance of more than 8o people from diverse multicultural communities. They enjoyed the photo exhibition and the program which included Aboriginal bush tucker show, native reptile show, local community garden and school presentations, entertainment and many different stalls. The exhibition will tour the local libraries of Canterbury Council.