2023 Central West is Best Photography Competition Winners Announced

Clockwise from left: Fog in the trees by Brett Greenhalgh, Autumn tones by Warren Lloyd, Special rain cloud by Kasey Morgan (junior), Busy down the race by Peta Allen (junior), Home paddock by Robert Baillie, Time for a spell by Kim Jenkins. Centre image: 218A #1 Viaduct by Luke Randle (junior).

Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA Central West) has announced the winners of the 2023 Central West is Best Photography Competition.

‘This is Central West’ was the theme for 2023, with entrants encouraged to showcase the magic of our region as a destination to live, work and visit – whether that is a place, scene, person or event. Photos did not have to be current and could be taken in the past.

RDA Central West acting director, Lynda Smart, said the competition, now in its fifth year, continues to grow and celebrate the region.

“We received so many outstanding entries across the Junior and Open categories this year, which really made for a tough decision for our judges,” said Ms. Smart.

“The Central West is home to over 180 000 people across 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and our annual photo competition is a terrific way to showcase why this region is seeing an influx of tree-changers, and experiencing consistent growth as a tourism destination.”

“We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who entered the competition – we are thrilled to announce this year’s prize winners and congratulate them.”

The 2023 Central West is Best Photography Competition winners are:

Junior (Under 18 years)

  • Winner: 218A #1 Viaduct, Luke Randle (Oberon)
  • Runner-up: Special rain cloud, Kasey Morgan (Parkes)
  • Special mention: Busy down the race, Peta Allen (Forbes)

Open (18 years and over)

  • Winner: Home paddock, Robert Baillie (Bathurst)
  • Runner-up: Fog in the trees, Brett Greenhalgh (Bathurst)
  • Special mention: Time for a spell, Kim Jenkins (Cumnock)
  • Special mention: Autumn tones, Warren Lloyd (Bathurst)

The Central West community is encouraged to check out the full gallery of entrants via the Regional Development Australia Central West website – www.rdacentralwest.org.au.