National Wetlands Update February 2013
Issue No. 22, February 2013
WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition
Liz Hajenko, WetlandCare Australia
Summer Wetlands by Leticia Shiu, winner of the 2012 Children's Art category, WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition.
This annual competition, established in 2007, celebrates World Wetlands Day and aims to encourage people of all ages to explore, engage with and share their local wetlands and waterways through art and photography.
Each year entrants from all around Australia submit works investigating wetland themes. Animals, plants, people interacting with wetlands and the impacts of a changing climate are some of the many topics explored in the diverse artistic and photographic works submitted, demonstrating the key message of 'No matter where you live in Australia, wetlands are important to you'.
The prize-winning works from the competition are displayed in an online gallery on the WetlandCare Australia website for 12 months, and are also utilised to develop posters and other wetland education materials which are widely distributed. In 2013 the winning entries were unveiled at the Hunter Wetlands Centre in Newcastle on World Wetlands Day (2 February), and can be viewed in WetlandCare Australia's on-line gallery at www.wetlandcare.com.au .
For further information and photo opportunities contact Liz Hajenko, Competition coordinator WetlandCare Australia on 02 66816169 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.