For the second year in a row, Benjamin Daniels has racked up a second Rockley category winner, this year taking the coveted ROCKLEY OVERALL BEST. It goes without saving that in the eyes of the judge, the image of the daisies is absolutely stunning. Taken within days of the advent of Spring 2012, Benjamin title the submission; “WELCOME”.Secondly, his image of hanging glass bubbles took out the recognition as the BEST IMAGE WITH A PROP. As the result he has had quite a rewarding year for the ’13 awards.Benjamin made the trip to the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW to be presented with his certificate by the parents of a former ROCKLEY AWARD winner, Bruce and Yvonne Cutler, who’s son Will who took out the award in 2004. Ironically the day after the presentation, Will turned 21, and is in his final years of an engineering course, where his photographic prowess will no doubt be a benefit to him.
The sought after FLEUR AWARD for the best close up went to Tasmania’s FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras participant Olivia Rainbird.The beautiful flower pic was taken by her at the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens in Hobart.Olivia who traveled to Melbourne with both her parents and younger brother Bob for the show and to accept her certificate, once again wore the Junior Official Photographer badge, and like Benjamin’s we look forward to seeing the first submissions for the 2014 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO AWARDS.
The third one to do well in the awards was Pomonal youngster Jarli Blackmore who topped the leader board in two categories. First was the newly introduced INNOVATIVE Award,( (Right)and then he also claimed the Award for the BEST IMAGE OF A SINGLE FLOWER. (left) Not a bad feather to put in his cap.
WATCH IN THE COMING DAYS FOR MORE UPDATES & NEWS OF SUCCESSES IN THE 2013 FOCUS FORCE KIds With Cameras ROCKLEY AWARDS and stories from the show.You will also be ab to follow what is happening with the POP PIKz Poll in which several hundred people have cast their votes.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THOSE PHOTOS TAKEN TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE FOCUSFOR website. And of course, don’t forget to hurry and make up your PINHOLE CAMERA WITH YOUR EXCLUSIVE DESIGN fopr a chance to WIN THE CAMERA. Comp closes April 20th. Cmon, Mum and Dad – give em a hand! Image from Sarah is the first to be a contender for the TOP 100 at the show. Well done!
THANKS TO THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW for hosting the 2013 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS.
HARVEY NORMAN Photographics; Frankston for helping with the enlargments. QV Melbourne for providing prizes for the PINHOLE CAMERA competition, and for the inaugural JAS AWARD. For supporting the program in their area Moonah (Tasmania).
MINUTEMAN PRESS (Melbourne) for last minute help with design and printing especially Nikki, of the PINHOLE CAMERA & CAMERA CLUES SHEETS.