By JACINTA CUMMINS
IT’S playtime in the Senex Energy sponsored Wandoan Photo Challenge, which is now open for entries.
Kids at Play and Adults at Play are this year’s new categories.
Wandoan Photo Challenge coordinator Helen Golden said the categories would show people from Wandoan and surrounds playing just as hard as they work.
She said it also showed the crossover between work and play in everyday life in the country.
“We want to show how good life out here is and to capture the unique experiences that we enjoy, many of which our city cousins don’t get,” Helen said.
“Most of us have great memories of town family or friends coming out for things that you just don’t get in the city, whether it’s mustering on horses, kids playing in the puddles after a drought breaking rain or going to the Wandoan Camel Races.
“Play is intrinsic to our health and happiness for children and adults alike.
“You really can’t beat the wide-eyed wonder of a toddler who has just blown bubbles for the first time or the grins of stockies cooling off in a trough with a beer after a long day in the saddle.”
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Senex community relations manager Trevor Robertson said the Play categories helped show another side to life in the Wandoan region.
“As part of the community, Senex is delighted to once again support one of the most popular competitions in the region,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the vibrant and unique nature of the local community shine through in the work of talented regional photographers.”
For all non-play photos, there is also the regular Small Town, Big Country category.
To enter, head to www.wandoanphotochallenge.com. Entries close Friday, March 18.
Despite the cancellation of this year’s Wandoan Show, the Photo Challenge is still on.
As in 2020, the Peoples’ Choice voting will be done online and all the results announced at the Wandoan Bowls Club on Friday, April 1.