The new 2018 Invercargill City calendar will be arriving in your letterbox during the next fortnight if you live in the Invercargill City area! Featuring photographs selected from dozens of entries submitted by more than 70 people who entered the Epic Invercargill competition run earlier this year, the 2018 calendar shows the best of the best.
Please feel free to say hello to your friendly delivery person! They’ll mostly be out on foot with a mammoth job to do!
The calendars feature the best photos entered into the ICC Epic Invercargill competition held earlier this year.
All of the photographs in the calendar were taken by taken by amateur photographers, one of whom was Bluff resident Yvonne Pickford. Two of her photographs were winning entries and feature as January and October.
Ms Pickford said she had been working on her photography skills for the past five years when she decided to enter the Epic Invercargill competition. While she had always enjoyed her own photos, knowing someone else liked them too meant a lot, she said.
“I wanted to get some of my shots out there. I think they’re good [but] me liking them is a whole different story to seeing them getting picked and getting printed.” Ms Pickford had the chance to get a sneak-peek at the calendar and said her photos were among good company.
“There’s some fantastic shots in there, really really fantastic.” She would also encourage others to enter photography competitions in future, Ms Pickford said.
“It’s not just about entering, it’s about showcasing your province and getting your little piece of what you like out there.”
Council Communications Manager Eirwen Harris Mitchell announced the names of the other winning amateur photographers were:
- Nancy Crawford
- Ann Cain
- Sarah Ward
- Daryl Shuttleworth
- John Youngson
- Kate Pita
- Brogan Campbell
- David Whelan
Sasanga Roshana won the youth section.
The winning photos will be revealed when the calendars arrive in letterboxes.
“We were overwhelmed by the quantity and the quality of the entries, and are incredibly proud to offer residents a beautiful calendar made up of images showcasing our wonderful area that were submitted by their peers,” Mrs Harris Mitchell said.
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