Wetlands photo competition
WANT TO SHOW OFF your artistic talents and help raise awareness of Australia’s wetlands at the same time? Now is your chance. To celebrate World Wetlands Day, WetlandCare Australia’s fourth annual National Art and Photography Competition is now open to submissions.
Forested Wetlands: their importance and wise use, is the theme of both this year’s competition and the United Nations’ World Wetlands Day 2011. Held on the 2 February every year, this international day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in 1971.
Nicci Carter, general manager of WetlandCare Australia says “The competition is an excellent opportunity for all Australians to consider the importance of wetlands and what wetlands mean to them, in this time of water shortages, drought, and other impacts of climate change.”
Liz Hajenko, WetlandCare competition coordinator says the competition is a great way shed more light on an important issue. “We are hoping to raise awareness of the importance of wetlands with everyday Australians, as many people are not even aware there may be one was in their local area.”
The competition has five categories open to both adults and children, with prizes valued up to $1,500. All artworks and photographs must be the original work of the entrant, unframed on paper and up to A3 in size. The closing date is 3 December 2010.
Competition entry forms and further information can be obtained from WetlandCare Australia’s website.
The winners of the competition will be notified on December 23, 2010 and then publicly announced at an Award Ceremony at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra.