Cherry Festival Photographic Competition goes ahead

Macro entries in the 2019 Cherry Festival Exhibition.

Entries are open for the Cherry Festival Photographic Competition and Exhibition. Young Camera Club Publicity Officer Narelle Howard said the competition and exhibition is still going ahead this year, despite the cancellation of the 2020 Young Cherry Festival. “Even though the Cherry Festival isn’t on, we’re still having the Cherry Festival exhibition,” said Narelle.

This will be the 23rd exhibition. There are 14 categories in the competition, with prizes awarded for each. There are opportunities for juniors, with two junior categories. The competition usually attracts between 300 and 400 entries. “We’re encouraging people to have a go as there are 14 categories, including two junior categories. Have a go and share their photography. It’s an opportunity to share your photography and contribute to a local event,” said Narelle.

Entry forms are available at the Young Visitors Centre, the Young Library or on Entries for the competition close on the 30th of October. Entries can be left at the Young Visitors Centre.

Opening night of the exhibition is Friday the 27th of November at the Millard Centre. The exhibition will then run from Saturday the 28th of November to Sunday the 6th of December. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, NSW Health guidelines will be followed with COVID safe regulations in place.

The Young Camera Club also holds a monthly competition, which is now being held digitally. Categories include Open, Subject and Large Print. The winning photos can be seen on the Facebook page.

The Camera Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the clubroom behind the Lambing Flat Museum. All are welcome, with juniors being welcome.

The Club holds an annual competition with another camera club in England, as well as Western Districts weekends and weekend events. They recently held their annual photorally, with the winner being Trevor Faulkes.

For more information on the Young Camera Club, phone John on 6382 5510 or 0409 164 036 or Trevor on 0414 649 500.

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