Council invites youth to go wild for wildlife

13 May, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting the youth of the Southern Highlands to enter the ‘Go WILD!’ photo competition celebrating World Environment Week.

The ‘Go WILD!’ theme for the competition aims to promote awareness and action for the environment through photography.

“Communities all over the world are being encouraged to ‘Go Wild for Life’ for World Environment Day on June 5,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer Joe Stammers.

“Here in the Highlands we’re celebrating all week and are encouraging young people to GO WILD and photograph our region’s awe-inspiring natural landscapes and wildlife.”

Selected photos will be exhibited on the Wingecarribee Shire Council and Southern Highlands Youth Facebook pages.  Entries will be judged by local landscape photographer Nellie Menzies.

First prize is $100, second $75 and $50 for third.  A dedicated category for primary school students with identical prize monies is also on offer.

“This is a great opportunity to inspire the community and help protect this beautiful and unique part of the world,” Mr Stammers added.

Council’s ‘Go WILD!’ photo competition is open to youth aged 18 years or younger.  Entrants must live or attend school in the Wingecarribee Shire.

Photos can be taken on any digital device and must be entered electronically.  A maximum of three images can be submitted per person.

Entries close 4pm on Thursday 2 June and must be submitted in digital format.

World Environment Week will be marked locally between 5 and 11 June 2016 and is proudly supported by The Environment Levy.

For more information and to submit photographs visit