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Curtin photo competition explores beach, bush and backyard

Media release

A Curtin University National Science Week photo competition is providing amateur photographers with the chance to celebrate the beauty of WA’s bush, beaches and backyards.

The competition, open to people of all ages, runs until 7 August.

Curtin’s Associate Professor Grant Wardell-Johnson said the competition aimed to increase awareness of WA’s biodiversity.

“With areas such as the South West — the only biodiversity hotspot in Australia — there are many opportunities for amateur photographers to showcase its uniqueness,” he said.

John Curtin Gallery Director, Christopher Malcolm, said the program would also encourage greater understanding of the significance of the environment to artistic works.

“The natural environment has always been one of the greatest inspirations to works of art,” he said.

“Entrants will be able to find out exactly how art and the environment can work together.”

The photo competition has three categories: Beach, Bush, and Backyard. Anyone can enter by uploading a photo on the website with a title and short description of how the image showcases WA biodiversity.

Prizes include iPads for each of the category winners, and will be announced on 23 August.

National Science Week runs between 14 and 22 August and is designed to increase awareness and interest in science throughout Australia.

Curtin is a proud supporter of National Science Week and conducts a range of activities during August. For more information visit the events page.