Ece Emir, 17 obtained second in the 13-17 years category with Shoal Bay
Kiya's winning photo (5-12 years category) Camels on the Beach at Birubi.
Sophia's winning photo (13-17 years category) Ghost Waters, a view of the
bay at night.
Elisabetta was awarded second in the 5-12 years group with Sunset at Bagnalls.
Port Stephens Sister Cities Committee is pleased to announce that students Kiya Hargreaves aged 12 from Lemon Tree Passage and Sophia Lethbridge, 15 from Salamander Bay are winners of our Incredible by Nature photographic competition.
Kiya was judged first in the 5-12 years category for her photo Camels on the Beach at Birubi while Sophia was first in the 13-17 years category for Ghost Waters, a view of the bay at night.
Each wins a family ticket to go whale watching with Imagine Cruises when the lockdown ends.
Elisabetta Kennedy, 11 of Corlette was placed second in the 5-12 years category winning a dolphin watch cruise with Moonshadow-TQC Cruises and Stephanie Elsegood, 12 of Corlette was third, winning a beach and dune tour with 4WD Tours R Us.
In the 13-17 years category Ece Emir, 17 of Nelson Bay was placed second and Emelia Naumov, 14 of Lemon Tree Passage third. Ece won a family ticket to visit Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters and Emelia a family voucher to go sandboarding with 4WD Tours.
As overseas exchanges are not possible for the foreseeable future, Port Stephens Sister Cities Committee decided on the competition to help our sister cities in Tateyama, Yugawara and Kushiro in Japan, and Bellingham in the United States keep in touch.
“The photographic competition is a way of maintaining our friendships and connections by sharing images until overseas travel resumes,” said Nigel Dique, Port Stephens Sister Cities Chairman.
Stephanie Elsegood, 12, was third in the 5-12 years age group with Pathways to Freedom
Shining Sunset Beach delivered 3rd place to Emelia Naumov, 14 in the 13-17 years category.
A big congratulations to all for your excellent entries!