Northcliffe - our community
Southern Forests, Western Australia
Entries have closed for Northcliffe Community Resource Centre's 2017 Photo Competition and now we move onto the next stage, the INSIDE exhibition. The INSIDE exhibition is now open in the Painted Tree Gallery and will run until 3rd September. On Friday 18th August at 11am we will hold a morning tea/ prize ceremony.
The staff of the NCRC had the difficult task of choosing 22 photos to print and mount for this exhibition. We did this through a staff voting process.
The criteria were:
Our competition judge, esteemed local photographer Wendy Eiby, then had the task of choosing prize recipients from the best of these mounted photographs.
Wendy judged ‘blind’. That is, participant names and photo titles were not visible prior to judging. This had an unexpected side effect when NCRC staff won First, Second and Third places!
This revealed a bit of a weak spot in our Terms and Conditions which we will fix for the next photo competition. The staff have agreed to forego their prizes, and Wendy chose one additional image so that a prize voucher could still be awarded.
A prize voucher will also be awarded to our People’s Choice winner.
Entrants will get to take home their mounted prints once Inside (and any touring version of our exhibition) is over.
The Northcliffe Community Resource Centre annual photography competition attracted a high standard of images. The theme for 2017 was ‘Inside’ and the varied and interesting images displayed showed entrants put some thought into interpreting this theme. The entries were technically good with a high standard of understanding of composure, lighting and how to use a camera.
To select the winning images, judging focused on these elements:
1st prize. I’m in Here (Mantis Shrimp, Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands Indonesia) by Damon Ormsby (#2). This image immediately grabbed my attention and invited me to explore more of the image: what was this interesting little creature, where was it and what was it doing?
2nd prize. Out but in and under by Graham Evans (#21).
A great example of street photography, composed well and draws you out of the arcade out onto the street. The man walking down the street gives interest and shows motion. This image easily triggers stories in my mind – where is the man heading, what is happening on the street?
3rd prize. Growing by Gaye Van Hazendonk (#3).
a beautiful portrait interpreting the theme well. This image would evoke an emotion in any parent or grandparent.
4th prize. Days Gone By by Val Roche (#13).
$100 Photo Printing Voucher.
A moody landscape that again triggers questions and stories inviting more exploration of the image – who lived here? What happened? Why is the house deserted? Great lighting in the image.
People’s Choice: Winner TBD. $50 Voucher. (Vote Now!)
This year we have awarded three sponsorships and are providing Northcliffe kids support to a value of $1740.
We're really proud of the efforts of Northcliffe kids in putting together their applications. Well done to all who submitted applications.
Running for 3 weeks only, the INSIDE exhibition features a selection of the best entries to Northcliffe's 2017 Photo Competition. The Painted Tree Gallery is open 7 days per week 9am-4pm. Prizes will be announced at a morning tea on 18 August.
An inspiring event for aspiring and current business women in Northcliffe, organised by the Northcliffe CRC. 10am-2pm at the Clem Collins Centre in the Northcliffe Recreation Grounds. RSVPs required by 11 August. Cost is $20 and includes a delicious lunch and morning tea.Contact ncrc for further info.
Barbara and Barry's Sweet, Sour and Saucy Comedy Cabaret is destined to be an unmissable event, at the Northcliffe Town Hall. Enquiries to Diana 0417072091.
After the long wait, the winners of Northcliffe's 2017 Photo Competition, Inside, will be announced at a morning tea ceremony at The Painted Tree Gallery. Morning Tea at 11am - all welcome. Come to the Painted Tree Gallery.
Enjoy a Friday night cultural experience in Northcliffe. Via Westlink we will be broadcasting a live simulcast of the Black Swan State Theatre Company production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray Smith. The Live broadcast commences at 7:30pm. Optionally, bring and share a plate from 7pm. Enjoy great company, meal sharing, and an exclusive large screen/ large sound experience at the Northcliffe CRC. This is a free event.
Enjoy a Saturday night blast with DJ beats and a lively dance floor at Northcliffe's regular Club ROMP party. Food is available from 7pm, and the DJ spins from 8pm until 1am at the Northcliffe Workers Club. This is a free event for Members and Guests. poster
The Northcliffe CRC has obtained an exclusive screening license for a free screening of the Lego Batman Film on our large screen. The screening is free. Dress up theme superheroes and supervillains. Lego building competition with prizes. Batman cake by the Cliffe's newest cake decorating professionals. Bookings open 10am on 10 August 2017. Space is limited so phone us on 97767330 from that date onward to reserve seats. Doors opening 4:30pm and the screening starts at 5pm. Event poster