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Heather Stanton's striking photograph of the Murgon Bank Of NSW building at the Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum took out first prize in the Snapshot In Time photographic competition

October 19, 2017

The winners of a competition to photograph sites in the South Burnett’s Local Heritage Register have been announced.

The competition was run in conjunction with this year’s South Burnett and Cherbourg On Show festival.

During the October long weekend, photographers were encouraged to visit sites listed in the Register and photograph them.

The competition was organised by the Nanango Tourism and Development Association and entries were judged by Annette Schumacher from the Blackbutt Camera Club and Clive Lowe and David Bayley from the Nanango and District Camera Club.

“We would like to thank everyone entered the Snapshot In Time competition,” organiser Mary Green said.

“It certainly highlighted some of the architectural gems in the South Burnett.

“The winning entries are all listed on the South Burnett Local Heritage Register.

“Other photographs of King’s Boarding House at Maidenwell, Ringsfield House at Nanango, the Kingaroy peanut silos, Miller’s Corner in Kingaroy, the Nanango Cemetery, the Blackbutt War Memorial, the Murgon Civic Centre, Murgon State School and the Seven Mile Diggings were also on the Register.”

In all, about 16 per cent of the 69 sites in the Local Heritage Register were photographed.

The competition’s winners were:

  • Architectural Significance – Heather Stanton of Murgon for Trinity
  • Quality – Sandra Anderson of Blackbutt for Radnor Hotel
  • Creativity – Keren Mcsweeney of Nanango for Carrolee Hotel
  • Overall – Heather Stanton of Murgon for Murgon Bank of NSW

The awards will be presented to Heather, Sandra and Keren at the South Burnett Regional Council’s November meeting by South Burnett and Cherbourg On Show chairperson, Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff.

The presentations will be followed by the usual Council meeting morning tea which the winners are also invited to attend.

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Keren Mcsweeney's photo of a tri-coloured wall and porthole window at Kingaroy's Carrollee Hotel won first prize for creativity

Sandra Anderson's photograph of Blackbutt's historic Radnor Hotel took first prize for quality

Heather Stanton also picked up the Architectural Significance prize for this photo of Trinity, another historic South Burnett property in the grounds of the Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum

Competition judges Annette Schumacher, Clive Lowe and David Bayley were given bags of South Burnett 'goodies' to thank them for the work they put into judging the entries

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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