Snappers capture grains supply chain

Countryman
Children sit among hay bales for this year's CBH photograph competition's award-winning shot.
Camera IconChildren sit among hay bales for this year's CBH photograph competition's award-winning shot. Credit: Countryman

An outstanding photograph of children sitting on hay bales has won this year's CBH photograph competition. More than 600 photographs and videos from across WA were submitted, with the theme being "It's Your Supply Chain".

Co-judge Rubis director Annette Hasluck said the winning image, submitted by Rebecca Cousins, perfectly symbolised the start of the supply chain, the graingrowing families of WA, and the end product: the hay bales.

"The optical illusion created here is what makes this photograph so special," she said. "The children appear much smaller than they are and while the hay bales are stepped, they appear to be one texture making the children appear suspended in the middle of the image."

CBH Group has named the winners of its 14th annual photographic competition from a pool of more than 600 entries. including photographs and videos from across WA.

The competition was judged last week by Ms Hasluck, Countryman photographer Danella Bevis and CBH Group grower services co-ordinator Chris Badgery-Parker.

The judges selected the best photograph, runner-up best photograph, children’s CBH seedlings 5-12 years old and best video, along with 13 highly commended entries.

This year’s competition received a record number of entries, three times more than last year’s competition.

The winner of the video category was Graeme Carleton, who used a drone to capture harvest at the Millsteed & Sons property in Watheroo.

“It was great to see such iconic footage from a new angle, the camera work was unique,” Ms Hasluck said.

Mr Badgery-Parker said the photographs this year were exceptional and the group decided to choose a large number of highly commended entries to celebrate this.

“We wanted to highlight some of the incredible images that were submitted this year and were not selected for the main prize,” he said.

“There were so many amazing images we have chosen a short list that will be displayed at this year’s field days alongside the winners.”

Ms Bevis said the winner in the seedlings category showed a lot of promise for a young photographer.

“It’s a great iconic image and Emily Turnbull has shown that she has a talent for photography and framing images beautifully,” she said.

The winning entries will be on display at the CBH Group and Countryman marquees at the upcoming Dowerin, Newdegate and Mingenew field days.

Visitors to Dowerin will be able to view every entry to the CBH Group Photo Competition on the iPads provided and have the opportunity to vote for their personal favourite in the Countryman People’s Choice Award.

People’s Choice voting is also open online until September 20.

Anyone who would like to vote can visit the website at http:// photocomp.thewest.com.au/cbh/vote to choose your favourite photo.

Some of the stunning entries are shown on this page.

The Countryman People’s Choice Award winner will be announced after the field day season.

To have a look at the videos, go to:

Seeding: https://vimeo.com/95850956.

Harvest: https://vimeo.com/78817498.

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