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Nicola Mberi wins Aqwest Photographic Competition

Congratulations to Year 11 Certificate II Media student Nicola Mberi who won first place in the category 12-17 years in Bunbury’s Aqwest Water Art Photography contest.

Nicola experimented with light, prisms and bubbles to create this beautiful photograph.

Aqwest announced the winners of this year’s Aqwest Photographic Competition at an awards evening at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse on Thursday, 27 August. Over 300 students entered the annual competition. 

Bunbury professional photographers Sarah Henderson from Henderson Photographics and Paul Verhagen from Pyxis Services, praised the level of creativity of this year's entries, which depicted the theme 'Water Art', and said selecting the winners was "a tough task".

The winners received prize money for themselves and their schools and their photographs will be included in the popular Aqwest 2021 calendar.

Aqwest Chief Executive Officer, Gary Hallsworth said the aim of the competition was to raise awareness of the importance of conserving water.

"Water is a precious resource and through this competition we are able to educate students about the importance of saving water in a fun, creative way," Mr Hallsworth said.

"This is an important audience as these students are the future and will determine how resources such as water are used.

"This has become a popular competition and we continue to be amazed at the high standard of photography and thought that has gone into the work.”

All the winners and finalists of the Aqwest Photographic Competition


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