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The winner of the 2014 SNAP competition in the 21–24 age category, 'Juxtoposition (Mark of the Beast)' by Nathan Wood
The winner of the 2014 SNAP competition in the 21–24 age category, Juxtaposition (Mark of the Beast) by Nathan Wood.

Judges had a difficult time narrowing the field in the 2014 Byron Youth Service SNAP! Photographic Exhibition.

Thirty-seven talented young photographers from all walks of life in the northern rivers region showcased their wonderful photos at this year’s event, whose theme was ‘Beauty & the Beast’.

The winner of the People’s Choice award was Bali Benson with 'Young At Heart'.
The winner of the People’s Choice award was Bali Benson with Young At Heart.

SNAP! has been running since 2008 and is open to young photographers between the ages of 12 and 24 who live, work or study in the northern rivers region.

More than 70 entries awaited judges ­– artist Jan Barham MLC, and photographers Ross Hollands and Eve Jeffery – who had a very difficult choice deciding the winners of the competition, which saw a high level of both technique and composition among the photos.

It was noted during the judging that several of the entries were of a high professional level and that it would have been very easy to award at least one more prize in each category.

After much deliberation a winner and a highly commended were awarded in each age division of 12 to 14, 15 to 17, 18 to 20 and 21 to 24, with each section receiving $200 and $100 respectively as well as a ‘People’s Choice’, which was decided on the awards night last Thursday.

The Winners were:

12–14  Winner: Tarquin Watt, HC: Ella Carthew Wood.

15–17  Winner: Tabatha Newman, HC: Jacon Clarke.

18–20 Winner: Merryn Boller, HC: Alix McKenzie.

21–24 Winner: Nathan Wood, HC: Clare Douglas.

For more information on the SNAP! competition or the Byron Youth Service, visit their website: http://bys.org.au.


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