Mark Coulton, the Federal Member for Parkes, has announced a photography competition to find a great image from the electorate to appear on his annual Christmas Card and calendar.
Those constituents that are avid photographers from the Parkes electorate are encouraged to get snapping, with Mr Coulton calling for entries for the inaugural Christmas Card Photo Competition.
Each year, Mr Coulton distributes a Christmas card and calendar to every household in the Parkes electorate, which usually features a photograph showcasing the electorate.
“Instead of searching for a suitable image, this year I’ve decided to open it up to my constituents to help me find a photo for my Christmas card,” Mr Coulton said.
“I’m calling on all photographers in the Parkes electorate, professional or amateur, to send me a photo of your favourite part of the electorate.
“I’m looking for images that best capture the beauty of our wonderful electorate – whether it be a cotton or canola crop, the dusty red outback of the Far West, the rolling hills of the Warrumbungles or the mighty rivers that flow through many of our towns.
It could be a landscape scene or a streetscape, or an image filled with people at a local event.
“Whether it’s a well-known tourist destination or a hidden gem, I want to see what you love about our region.”
The winning photo will be selected by Mr Coulton and will be featured on the front of his 2022 Christmas Card which will be distributed to every household in the Parkes electorate during the first week of December.
“This is a great way for budding photographers to showcase their work and get their name out there, with widespread exposure across the Parkes electorate,” Mr Coulton said.
“I will also promote the winning photo, and a selection of the shortlisted favourites on my social media. So don’t miss out on this opportunity and get snapping now!”
Last year’s Christmas card cover photo was of a sunset over the full Menindee Lake taken by Menindee photographer Michael Minns.
Entry to the competition is simple you just need to email a high-resolution photograph to [email protected].
It is important to including your full name, address, phone number and a brief description of your photo.
All ages are welcome to enter, however entrants must be a current resident of the Parkes electorate.
Images must be landscape in orientation and taken in 2022.
Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 31 October 2022 to be considered.
If you would like more information, please contact Mr Coulton’s Moree office on 02 6751 1251.
PICTURE: Last year’s Christmas card cover photo of the sunset at the full Menindee Lake taken by Menindee photographer Michael Minns.