Photographic competition puts Strand Ephemera in the picture

Date published: 22 August 2017

The winners of the Strand Ephemera 2017 Photographic Competition have been announced.

The competition ran throughout the 10-day festival and called for visitors to The Strand to capture their favourite moment during the event for a chance to win great prizes.

The competition was judged by Townsville photographer Ian Hitchcock.

Mr Hitchcock had a tough decision choosing an adult and under 18s winner from more than 150 entries.

The adult winner was Wade Howlett for his photograph of Portal by Carla Gottgens and the under 18s winner was Kai Wilson for her photograph of Vanessa Stanley’s Your Altered Gaze Returned.

The adult prize was $500 and the under 18s prize was $250.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chair Cr Colleen Doyle said Strand Ephemera provided a beautiful opportunity for photographers to get creative.

“These are images that capture the beauty of the artworks and our Strand, as well as the excitement of the festival,” Cr Doyle said.

“Strand Ephemera was a massive success this year and it was wonderful to see the public capture some of the magic of this event.

“Congratulations to Wade and Kai on their wonderfully creative photographs.”

Strand Ephemera was proudly supported by Glencore, and will return in winter 2019.