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Winner of the plunge category 2020: Yuragir Phoenix by Samantha Clarke

Celebrate clarence connections to win $500

Photographers of the Clarence Valley have the chance to win $500 this summer in the Clarence Valley InFocus photo competition.

The theme for the 2021 competition is Clarence Connections. Entries have started rolling in and people have until 12 January 2021, to upload their images of life in the Clarence Valley. There are five prizes with a total prize value of $2200.

Three prize categories are based on the type of camera used; mobile phone or tablet; digital/SLR and compact camera. There is an additional $500 prize for the image chosen to represent the plunge Arts & Culture Festival and a $200 encouragement prize for photographers younger than 25 years of age.

Winning images will be displayed in at the Grafton Regional Gallery during the Plunge Arts & Culture Festival in April and gallery director Niomi Sands said it was constantly surprising to see how people interpreted the theme of a competition.

“We are looking forward to seeing the winners on display in the large scale format at the gallery during the Plunge Festival,” Ms Sands said.

Winners will be judged by local, award winning photographers Simon Hughes, Deborah Novak and Adam Hourigan.

Entrants must upload their photographs via the link on the Clarence Valley Council website by 12 January 2021.

Image: Winner of the plunge category 2020: Yuragir Phoenix by Samantha Clarke