Fun all round as fungi go on show
A crowd gathered at the Manjimup Art Gallery on Friday night to celebrate the opening of the second Fantastic Fungi exhibition and competition.
This year entries in the photography contest were almost double last year’s number, with 130 works across all categories topping the 70 images submitted last year.
Manjimup Photography Club president Brad Hanrahan said he was pleased with the turnout this year.
“We have quite a diverse range of fungi in the forests here and this exhibition was created to showcase that diversity and how it impacts on the environment to other things,” he said.
“We are also trying to push high school students into taking part – Bridgetown High School had the most entries this year.”
Nikon Australia State manager Michael Phillips judged the winning entries and presented the winners with their awards.
In the open class, Michael Lewis won first place, Rose Woodrow came in second and Kylea Harvey’s photograph was awarded third.
Nicole Watson, Wendy Gibb and Wendy Eiby were all given highly commended awards.
In the high school student category, Bailey Harrison won both first and third place, while Yali Harris took out second.
The highly commended award was given to Sam Pitts.
In the primary school category, Everett Armstrong was awarded first place for his photo.
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