Love My Kwinana photo competition celebrates Djilba

Love My Kwinana photo competition celebrates Djilba
13 October 2023

Djilba Bonar (Djilba season) features in 66 eligible photo entries to the recent Love My Kwinana Photo Competition which is now on display in the Carol Adams Lounge and Kwinana Public Library.


Love My Kwinana Photo Competition adult category winner Aaron Brown; child category winner Yashraj Singh (10); and youth category winner Abbey Holland (16).

This year’s annual Love My Kwinana Photo Competition encouraged people to send in images of Djilba Bonar (Djilba season) to be reviewed by a panel of judges.

Three category award winners were presented with their prizes on Friday, 6 October, and some of the 66 entries will feature in the annual calendar that is distributed to all households at the end of the year, Mayor Carol Adams said.

“We were so thrilled by the quality of the submissions this year to exhibit such a collection of stunning photographs,” Mayor Adams said.

“In the Nyoongar six seasons, Djilba is known as the second winter but is also the start of the explosion of flowers in the State’s south west.

“Thank you to our panel of judges, including Cr Dennis Wood who is leaving at this month’s election after 20 years on Council.

“Leeka Dark from the Indigenous Institute of Wellbeing and Sport was also on the judging panel, along with Samuel Chan who is a photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker.

“A very special congratulations to our category winners including Yashraj Singh for his image of a flowering tree submitted for the child category; Abbey Holland for her image taken in Parmelia for the youth category; and Aaron Brown as the adult category winner for his photo which the judges said showed amazing use of a blur technique called bokeh to separate the cockatoo from the tree textures,” Mayor Adams said.

The judging panel also gave commendations to six more people including Thor Reye and Olive Watson for the child category; Jahli Waller-Roberts and Kody Roberts for the youth category; and David Schaller and Nola Hindley for the adult category.

The exhibition will be displayed until 29 October.

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