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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Success at the 54th Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photography Exhibition 2011

By Darren Stones

Photography Exhibition Coordinator Denise Yates said on the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Facebook page: 'WOW!!! was the comment from our judges at the amazing quality of prints entered in the photography competition. As one judge said, "I never expected to see such an incredible standard of work!" Thank you to all who entered. Reports will be with you shortly, lots of good feedback from both judges on each print.'

Judging and volunteering
Judging for the 54th Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photography Competition and Exhibition 2011 has concluded. Professional photographers Holly Bradford and Seth Buchanan judged this year's competition.

Photography exhibition coordinator Denise Yates called to inform me of my success in this year's competition and I am grateful for the time she is dedicating to the festival as a volunteer.

Photography competition awards achieved:

Science and Nature category
White-faced Heron - Runner-up award

White-faced Heron, Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia IMG_7539_Merimbula
White-faced Heron by Darren Stones
Science and Nature category

Photojournalism/Documentary category
Surfing at Jan Juc - Highly Commended award
Glen the Shearer - Highly Commended award

Torquay, Victoria, Australia, surfing IMG_7119_Torquay
Surfing at Jan Juc by Darren Stones
Highly Commended
Photojournalism/Documentary category

Hay, New South Wales, Australia, The Long Paddock, sheep shearer IMG_5837_Hay
Glen the Shearer by Darren Stones
Highly Commended
Photojournalism/Documentary category

Landscape category
Point Lonsdale - Highly Commended award

Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia IMG_5230_Point_Lonsdale
Point Lonsdale by Darren Stones
Highly Commended
Landscape category

National competition and exhibition
I am thrilled to have achieved these awards in what is a highly regarded national competition and exhibition. I am most grateful to judges Holly and Seth for acknowledging my work.

Journey to Grenfell
In a couple of days, I will be making the 690-kilometre journey to Grenfell to enjoy the photography exhibition and to view the fine work of my peers. Whilst at the festival, I will also be visiting the Grenfell Men's Shed, watching the Guinea Pig Races, and viewing the photography of members of the Grenfell Camera Club.

Festival information
The 54th Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts begins on Friday June 10 and runs through to Monday June 13, 2011. It is a unique Australiana-style festival that displays high quality works of Australian artists.

Must say, I am really looking forward to this year's festival. Hope to see you there.

Festival website:

A beaut Australian Festival by Darren Stones
Article published in the Grenfell Record 25 May, 2011.

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