Tenterfield Show Society wants local photographers to exhibit

Angus at the creek with stick - one of last year's entries.
Angus at the creek with stick - one of last year's entries.

The Tenterfield Show Society calls on locals to enter this year's photo section.

"I know there are a wide variety of keen photographers around Tenterfield," chief steward Helen Petrie said. "We have received some wonderful sponsorship including for new classes for photos taken within our Tenterfield Shire."

The grand champion will receive a perpetual trophy, ribbon, and prize money of $100, sponsored by Brennan & Smith Optometrists. The reserve grand champion will receive a ribbon and a $50 prize, sponsored by Tenterfield Picture Framing.

Glenrock Gardens offer a first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 to photographers who capture the essence of Tenterfield Shire in 2019: its landscapes, sunsets, sunrises, droughts, or bushfires.

"We've had it all in the shire in the last 12 months," Ms Petrie said. "I know people have got spectacular before and after photos. That's what I want entries for."


Many of the classes are new this year. Prizes are $50 each for the best exhibit in open classes (sponsored by Robyn Murray), in the novice class (sponsored by Tenterfield Takeaway), and youth classes (sponsored by Unique Ambiance).

Old house - one of last year's entries.

Old house - one of last year's entries.

The Tenterfield Naturalists Club will present $50 prize money and a voucher to the best photograph of native flora or fauna. The section's encouragement award, the Tentergrafix Trophy, will go to a photograph from any class that has not won a photo; prize $50 sponsored by Ruth Offer.

Topics can include faces of Tenterfield shire; its history and landscapes; farming; animals, landscape, and nature; community spirit; humorous photos; experimental / creative photos; or any other subject.

All photographs must be taken in the last 12 months, and be the original and unaided work of the entrant. Mobile phone photos are fine.

"You don't need to be a professional photographer!" Ms Petrie said. "Like me." She herself received a couple of prizes last year, and she's an amateur.

Scott Petrie's first prize from last year.

Scott Petrie's first prize from last year.

The entries must be mounted on black, white or coloured card leaving a 2cm maximum border for thumb tacks; and have the exhibitor's name, contact details, class, and title clearly written on the back.

The image must not be bigger than 15cm or 20cm, and cannot be framed.

"Please read the conditions carefully," Ms Petrie said. "We don't want to disappoint people when they come with something that's framed or too big."

Exhibits must be submitted to the J.H. Reid Pavilion or the Tenterfield Show Office between Wednesday, February 5, 3pm to 6pm, and Thursday, February 6, 7am to 9am.

Judging starts at noon on Thursday. The photographs will be displayed for the whole show.

Conditions are listed online. For more information, contact Helen Petrie on 0457 594 199 or helen.petrie7@bigpond.com, or assistant steward Sandra Burley on 0431 427 316 or neaar@msn.com.