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Lennox Monaghan is the face of this year’s plunge Arts & Culture Festival in the Clarence Valley. Image: Contributed.

InFocus winners announced

Young Bundjalung man Lennox Monaghan is the face of the 2018 plunge Arts & Culture Festival.   The photo ‘Bundjalung Warrior’ was entered into the InFocus photo competition by his mother, Bianca. Other winners include pictures of local landmarks such as jacaranda trees, an old farm house, a giant tree canopy and the mighty Clarence River. The InFocus photography competition runs in conjunction with the annual plunge Arts & Culture Festival and the theme for this year’s competition was Contemporary Clarence. The winners of the DSLR, mobile and compact categories each receive $500 and the winner of the youth category receives $200. The overall winner, which is featured on the cover of the plunge festival booklet and program, also receives $500. The 2018 winners are: • ‘Bundjalung Warrior’ by Bianca Monaghan – plunge winner • ‘Bustling Jacarandas’ by Joy Hayman-Ward – DSLR winner • ‘Dip in the mighty Clarence by Katrina Wade – compact winner • ‘The grey blue textures’ by Gus Young – mobile  winner • ‘Natures canopy’ by Jordan Nash – youth winner A selection of the images has been featured in the plunge festival program, which is distributed across the Clarence from mid February. The five winning images will also be featured in an exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery, which opens on March 23 as part of the festival. Past winners of the InFocus competition will also be featured in an exhibition during plunge at Grafton Shoppingworld.