It’s always nerve wracking doing something for the first time and running our first Photographic Competition was no different. What if no one enters? What if the entries all break the rules? What if …?

Thankfully we had no need to worry, plenty of great quality images came in and our main problem was picking the winners 😃

Most importantly many of the images came with a back story and an obvious love for our native wildlife and their survival, seeing this level of concern is heart warming ❤

Majestic Magpie - Australian Magpie, Mindarie, Perth, Western Australia, Wildlife Photographic Art (AMP1.4-V1-TH1)
Each winner receives a Matted Print of their photo

A big thank you to all our entrants and without further ado, here are the judges (that’s Maggie & I) decisions …

First place goes to Corril Heaysman for her “Carnaby’s Cockatoo in Bottlebrush”. Great subject choice Corril, Black Cockatoos are one of our favourites too 😎

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo – Corril Heaysman

Here are Corril’s comments:
“The endangered animal close to my heart is the Black Cockatoo, particularly the red tail, with the amazing tiger like markings on the males.
My entry is a photo of the Carnaby Cockatoo taken in Alkimos, WA on 13 October 2019.
The Cockatoo’s often fly down from Yanchep National Park and visit the avenue of bottlebrush trees in my street for their morning treat.
It’s wonderful to watch them and they make such a mess!”


Corril wins:

  • 11” x 14” Matted Fine Art Print on of her photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • Ceramic mug with her image printed on it using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Corril’s “Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo” as a Matted Print
Customised Mugs - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Corril’s 1st Place Mug

Second place is awarded to Anthony de Silva for his “Black Swan on Herdsman Lake”. A great image of one of our state animal emblems.

Black Swan - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Black Swan – Anthony de Silva

Anthony wins:

  • 8” x 10” Matted Fine Art Print of his photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • Ceramic mug with his image printed on it using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Anthony’s “Black Swan on Herdsman Lake” as a Matted Print
Customised Mugs - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Anthony’s 2nd Place Mug

Finally, third place goes to Sharon Bonnett for her “Honey Bee in Wanneroo”. Who wouldn’t agree that bees are so crucial to a healthy natural ecology.

Honey Bee - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Honey Bee – Sharon Bonnett

Sharon tells us “The endangered species close to my heart are bees”.

Sharon wins:

  • 5” x 7” Matted Fine Art Print of her photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • Ceramic mug with her image printed on it using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Sharon’s “Honey Bee in Wanneroo” as a Matted Print
Sharon’s 3rd Place Mug

Thank you again to all our entrants, we were really impressed with the quality of images and dedication to our native wildlife 😃

We plan to run these competitions on alternate months so keep an eye out for our December competition “Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo”. Further details will be announced on our Facebook Page, Instagram here on our Blog and in “The Northern Guide” soon 👍

Carnaby Black Cockatoos, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

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