‘There’s no place like home’ is this year’s theme for Regional Development Australia Central West’s (RDA Central West) annual photography competition.

Applications are now open with applicants encouraged to capture the essence of their hometown.

Chair of RDA Central West, Ruth Fagan, said the competition is a wonderful platform to highlight everything that is special about our region.

“There truly is no place like home and the ‘Central West is Best’ photography competition is a great way to capture what you love most about your community,” said Mrs Fagan.

“The Central West is a great place to live and we want to see entries that highlight why there is no place like it – this could be a place, person or an event – and entries also don’t need to be current.”

“We’ve all spent a lot of time at home due to COVID-19 but I think it has led to a deeper appreciation for the Central West so I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s entries and celebrating our region!”

Entry into the 2021 ‘Central West is Best’ Photography Competition is free and open to all ages and photographic abilities. Entries are now open and close 5pm AEST Friday, 24 September 2021.

More information, including how to enter, can be found on the RDA Central West website at


  • There are two categories: Junior (under 18yo) and Open (18yo and over)
  • There will be a First Prize (up to the value of $300 + Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera) and Runner-Up (up to the value of $200) in each category.  
  • Two ‘special mention’ entries will receive a FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Photo Kit.  These will be drawn across all entries, Junior and Open.

Questions can be directed to the RDA Central West office on (02) 6369 1600 or by emailing