One of my favourite local events of the year was this weekend - the annual Warialda Show! The Warialda Show is always renowned for its photography competition, some years gaining more than 900 entries. This year, again, one whole wall of the pavilion was filled with photographic entries and I was stoked with how I fared.
I nearly didn't get any entries in this year, after issues with my print supplier (I have since changed supplier) and had to print off many of my entries on my home printer. But, nevertheless, my work obviously shone through.
I was awarded Champion Print in three sections - Monochrome, Child Study and Local Print, as well as the Reserve Grand Champion Print of the Show. I also won a handful of first placings, second placings and a highly commended. In fact, I think every print I entered won a prize of some sort.
In short - I was quite chuffed!!
A special mention to my amazing family who actually featured in all my champion prints - the Monochrome and Child Study were of my daughter Whitney-eve and the Champion Local Print was of a 'local identity' a well known farmer and local Shire Councillor - my Dad - Geoff Smith.