Friday, 14 May 2021

2020 Local History Photographic Competition winner announced

The winner of the City of Belmont’s 2020 Local History Photographic Competition was announced recently.

Vic Reid received a $500 cash prize for a photo of Ascot Swimming Club Pontoon, c1950.

City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks congratulated Vic Reid on his win.

“In total, 124 photographs were entered into the 2020 City of Belmont Local History Photographic Competition which is a wonderful result,” Mayor Marks said.

The Runner-Up was Williams Holmes who received a $250 cash prize for his photograph of “Holmes family home on Hawksburn Road, c1917”.

The judging panel included Mayor Marks, City of Belmont Councillor Robert Rossi, Chairman of the Belmont Museum Advisory Group, Freeman of the City of Belmont Glenys Godfrey, and Dr Steve Errington, Chair of the Council of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award went to Anna Mrkic who will receive a $150 Effects Picture Framing voucher for her photo of her First Holy Communion at St Maria Goretti Catholic School and Church, Redcliffe, c1960. 

“We had a difficult task of deciding on the winning photographs,” Mayor Marks said.

“These photos offer a unique glimpse of our community which I am proud to be part of,” he said.

“These photographs will help us to continue to build the City of Belmont’s historical photographic collection and are wonderful examples of the fascinating history that can be found in Belmont.”

Entries for the Local Photographic History Competition can be submitted to Belmont Connect.
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