Winners of the 2019 Volunteer Photographic Competition

Heather Campbell
Published 20 May 2019 
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2019 Overall Winner & Landscape - Ann Ingwersen, Ethabuka (QLD), Afternoon in Flood <br/>A magical capture that speaks to the mood of a moment as the day turns to night. This image also captures a time of healing as the inundated landscape begins to regenerate. 2019 Overall Winner & Landscape - Ann Ingwersen, Ethabuka (QLD), Afternoon in Flood
A magical capture that speaks to the mood of a moment as the day turns to night. This image also captures a time of healing as the inundated landscape begins to regenerate.
Fauna - Ann Ingwersen, Pullen Pullen (QLD)<br/>A high-impact image capturing the tension of the moment. Fauna - Ann Ingwersen, Pullen Pullen (QLD)
A high-impact image capturing the tension of the moment.
Flora - Graham Zemunik, Charles Darwin Reserve, (WA)<br/>A lovely composition portraying the process of continuation. Flora - Graham Zemunik, Charles Darwin Reserve, (WA)
A lovely composition portraying the process of continuation.
People - Steve Prother, 'Jirri' - Goonderoo Reserve (QLD)<br/>Captured and portrayed the special joy of caring for the bridled nail tail wallabies in the nursery People - Steve Prother, 'Jirri' - Goonderoo Reserve (QLD)
Captured and portrayed the special joy of caring for the bridled nail tail wallabies in the nursery

Bush Heritage has nearly 1,000 volunteers who last year alone contributed over 57,000 hours of their time to ensuring that our work is making a difference to the many generations that will follow us and care for country.

Today it's my great pleasure to firstly announce the winners of the 2019 Volunteer Photo Competition and have also provided volunteers with a copy of the Volunteer Engagement Strategy that will guide the Volunteer Program over the next four years.

Thank you to everyone that has contributed to this year’s competition and to Steve Parish OAM, for once again judging and for providing his expertise in how to take better photos in his blogs over the past few weeks.

Now without further ado – the 2019 overall winner is Ann Ingwersen with an image taken on Ethabuka Reserve in Queensland.

The winners of each of the categories are:

  • Flora: Graham Zemunik, Charles Darwin Reserve (WA)
  • Fauna: Ann Ingwersen, Pullen Pullen (QLD) 
  • Landscape: Ann Ingwersen, Ethabuka (QLD)
  • People: Steve Prothero, Goonderoo (QLD)

These winners will now feature throughout our publications for the next 12 months and this week all entries will feature in our social media and for the rest of this year will feature in a gallery on our website. 

Thank you to Steve Parish, OAM and Bush Heritage Ambassador for taking on the role of judge once again. Steve has also generously provided a free photography master class to all of this year's winners.

I’d now like to take the opportunity on behalf of the Bush Heritage Board, our managers and staff to thank each and every one of you for your continuing support, inspiration and passion to engage in the work that we do each year. Have a happy National Volunteer Week 2019.

Heather Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

2019 Overall Winner & Landscape - Ann Ingwersen, Ethabuka (QLD), Afternoon in Flood <br/>A magical capture that speaks to the mood of a moment as the day turns to night. This image also captures a time of healing as the inundated landscape begins to regenerate. 2019 Overall Winner & Landscape - Ann Ingwersen, Ethabuka (QLD), Afternoon in Flood
A magical capture that speaks to the mood of a moment as the day turns to night. This image also captures a time of healing as the inundated landscape begins to regenerate.
Fauna - Ann Ingwersen, Pullen Pullen (QLD)<br/>A high-impact image capturing the tension of the moment. Fauna - Ann Ingwersen, Pullen Pullen (QLD)
A high-impact image capturing the tension of the moment.
Flora - Graham Zemunik, Charles Darwin Reserve, (WA)<br/>A lovely composition portraying the process of continuation. Flora - Graham Zemunik, Charles Darwin Reserve, (WA)
A lovely composition portraying the process of continuation.
People - Steve Prother, 'Jirri' - Goonderoo Reserve (QLD)<br/>Captured and portrayed the special joy of caring for the bridled nail tail wallabies in the nursery People - Steve Prother, 'Jirri' - Goonderoo Reserve (QLD)
Captured and portrayed the special joy of caring for the bridled nail tail wallabies in the nursery