$50,000 Heritage Bank Photo Awards winners announced
Winners have recently been announced in the 2021 Heritage Bank Photographic Awards, sharing in a $50,000 prize pool. Now in its 33rd year, the competition is one of the country’s richest and longest running. This year, the competition received over 2,300 entries.
Brisbane photographer Netal Lucas was named winner of the Open category taking home $15,000 for her image, Afternoon tea in lockdown, a snapshot of kids covered in mud sitting on the front step, enjoying a snack during lockdown. Jakob Kennedy was named runner-up.
South Australian Lucia Staykov took out top honours in the other major category which had the theme of "Helping Hands". Her image, Family Hands, a black and white portrait taken during a newborn photo session saw her scooping the $15,000 prize. Peter Rossi placed second.
Meanwhile, New South Wales photographer Colleen Price was named as the inaugural winner of the Illustrative category, with no limits on post production, taking home the first prize of $5,000 with Bush Clothes Drying.
Heritage Bank CEO Peter Lock said this year’s Themed category “Helping Hands” offered the perfect opportunity for people to unleash their creative talents and reflect on the events of the past 18 months, particularly in light of the pandemic. “Through this year’s Themed Category, we asked people to share moments that inspire hope through their interpretations on what helping hands means to them. And that’s exactly what we got."
Other winners and finalists
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