Local snapper shines

Dust and Bolts by Jacob Vlatko.

A Broken Hill-based photographer was among a host of entrants to receive acknowledgement for their work at Agfair.

Winners of this year’s Life and Light in the Western Region Photo Competition announced yesterday.

Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW, Dugald Saunders, thanked all the entrants for showcasing their talents and making the 2022 edition of the competition another great success.

“We’re blessed being in Western NSW that we have such an amazing backdrop, landscapes, nature, livestock, flora, fauna and people, to use in our photos and that certainly came through in this year’s competition,” he said.

“The standard of this year’s entries was very high, and I know the judges Magnus Aitken, Scott Leslie and Charli Smith, had a tough time selecting the winners.”


The much-loved photo competition, which has been running for more than 20 years, attracted 520 entries across seven categories. This year’s theme was ‘From Where I Stand.’

Local snapper Jacob Vlatko won the Open Colour category for his “Dust & Bolts” entry.

The Life and Light Photo Competition is run jointly by Western Local Land Services and Western Landcare NSW with support of sponsors and partners making the $7450 in prize money possible.

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