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CBH Photo Competition overall winner Kristen Fuchsbichler with CBH’s Brianna Peake and people’s choice winner Kristo Orma.
Camera IconCBH Photo Competition overall winner Kristen Fuchsbichler with CBH’s Brianna Peake and people’s choice winner Kristo Orma. Credit: Ross Swanborough

A candid image of a father-daughter team in the shearing shed after a long day’s work scooped first prize in the 19th CBH photo competition.

Now in its 19th year, this year’s theme was The Face of Farming, attracting dozens of entries of people, animals and landscapes to the contest.

Koorda farmer Kristen Fuchsbichler snapped the winning picture of her husband Kurt and their then-four-year-old daughter Luella after a long day in the shearing shed in January last year.

The picture, titled Dad’s Girl, was taken on an iPhone and was the first picture Ms Fuchsbichler had entered in a photography competition.

She has won a JCI Mavic Air camera drone valued at $1300.

“The kids are quite interested in what happens at shearing times ... Luella likes hanging out in the sheds and watching what is happening, we go up most afternoons,” she said.

“We were just sat around talking before drenching, just finished shearing for the da y... I just saw them sitting and thought ‘what a great picture’.”

The grain handler also offered a people’s choice award, with entries uploaded to the CBH Facebook page and the winner determined by which image had the most likes.

The People’s choice winner, Hyden farmhand Kristo Orma, received almost 600 likes on CBH’s Facebook page with his photo Harmony at Work.

Mr Orma, who is a contract hay cutter, captured the image at sunset during the hay cutting season last year at Hyden, using a DJI Phantom 4. He plans to use his prize voucher to help him upgrade to a DJI Mavic Pro 2 4k drone.

Judges this year were Perth photographer Lloyd Summers, Farm Weekly journalist Travis King and Countryman editor Cally Dupe.

For the first time, a selection of pictures were put on display at the TWO FORTY building at 240 St George’s Terrace in Perth from September 23 to October 4.

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