#capturefairfield launched for 2018

In focus: Bossley Park Public School teacher and photographer Alex Benetel shares some happy snaps with her pupils.
In focus: Bossley Park Public School teacher and photographer Alex Benetel shares some happy snaps with her pupils.

Alex Benetel has one tip for aspiring photographers: take pictures every day.

“Even on the days when you don’t feel inspired,” said Alex, who was a 2017 #CaptureFairfield winner.

“Experimenting leads to growth and the more you practice and take risks, the more you’ll grow as an artist. Also ensure that you share your work - you’ll never know who will see it.”

The Bossley Park Public School teacher is judging the 16 years and over amateur and professional  categories for the 2018 #CaptureFairfield competition.

After the success of last year, the competition – which forms part of Local Government Week celebrations –  asks residents to submit photos which carry the theme of The Power of Community.

Alex, who in 2014 she was named one of the best artists on online image platform Flickr, encouraged photographers of all ages to apply 

The competition is open to primary and secondary school students, amateur photographers (16 an over) and professional photographers (16 an over).

The photographs will be judged under three areas:

  • The Power of Community Conservation (natural environment).
  • The Power of Community Celebration (meeting places, celebrations and diverse communities).
  • The Power of Community Commitment (community volunteers and community service workers).

Entries must be submitted via an online form on council’s website by July 1. The  winners will be announced on July 24 and form part of a Local Government Week Exhibition from July 30 to August 5 at various council facilities.