‘Central West Unmasked’ is this year’s theme for Regional Development Australia Central West’s (RDA Central West) annual photography competition.

Entries are now open with entrants encouraged to capture the true essence and hidden gems of their hometowns.

Director of RDA Central West, Wayne Sunderland, said the competition is a wonderful platform to highlight everything that is special about our region.

“The Central West has so much to offer and the ‘Central West is Best’ photography competition is a great way to capture what you love most about your community,” said Mr Sunderland.

“We want you to show the world what an amazing place the Central West is to live in and visit – this could be through an image of a place, person or an event, and entries also don’t need to be current.”

Mr Sunderland said that competition entries doubled in 2021 from the competition’s launch in 2020 and that entrants should not be deterred by their level of photographic ability.

“You must be in it to win it. We are encouraging locals from all levels of ability to submit photographs and we also have a junior category for the under 18’s.”

Entry into the 2022 ‘Central West is Best’ photography competition is free and open to all ages. Entries are now open and close 5pm AEST Friday, 30 September 2022. Entrants can submit up to four photographs.

More information, including how to enter, can be found on the RDA Central West website at www.rdacentralwest.org.au


• There are two categories: Junior (under 18yo) and Open (18yo and over)

• First place: $300 + Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera. Second place: $200

• Two ‘special mention’ entries will receive a FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Photo Kit.

Questions can be directed to the RDA Central West office on (02) 6369 1600 or by emailing  admin@rdacentralwest.org.au