Wide Bay in Pictures competition winners announced

May 19, 2017


Wide Bay in Pictures competition winners announced

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today announced the winners of his Wide Bay in Pictures competition.


“I was really impressed by the quality of the entries that were submitted by school students from all over the Wide Bay electorate,” Mr O’Brien said.

“It made the task of selecting just two pictures each from students from the Noosa Council; Fraser Coast Regional Council; Gympie Regional Council; and South Burnett Regional Council and Cherbourg Aboriginal Council (combined) very difficult. 

“Students captured the diversity of Wide Bay in their scores of photographic and artistic entries, with images depicting coastal sunsets, heritage buildings, scenic hinterland, and productive agriculture, as well as some very creative works. 

“Wide Bay is a great place to live and work and it is very encouraging to see the pride that young people take in highlighting the parts of our region that are special to them.

“I am pleased to announce that the following entries have been selected to be reproduced on canvas and will be hung in my Parliament House office:

STUDENT              SCHOOL                         COUNCIL AREA

Lan Geromet          Tewantin State School      Noosa Council

Thys Benade           Noosa Christian College     Noosa Council

Fayanne Gibson      Murgon High School         South Burnett Regional Council

Lewis Hopkins     Cherbourg State School    Cherbourg Aboriginal Council

James Anderson      Tinana State School          Fraser Coast Regional Council

Kaitlin Francis         Maryborough High School Fraser Coast Regional Council

Ellouisa Smith        Victory College                 Gympie Regional Council

Skye Hanson          Kilkivan State School        Gympie Regional Council

“The students’ pictures will be a focal point in my Parliament House office, and become a conversation piece about Wide Bay’s beauty, to encourage people to come to our electorate to experience all Wide Bay has to offer. 

“Every student who entered the competition will receive a special Certificate of Appreciation, and the winning schools P&C committee will receive a $200 donation.

“I thank the schools for encouraging their students to enter the Wide Bay in Pictures competition, and I especially thank the students for their wonderful contributions.”

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