An evocative image of The University of Western Australia's Claremont Campus, under floodlight, has won Ray Scott first place in the Inaugural Photographic Competition organised by the UWA Friends of the Grounds.
His image of the iconic centrepiece building on the Claremont Campus was one of nearly 300 high standard entries in the year long competition titled ‘Four Seasons at UWA'.
Ray Scott lives in Nollamara and is a senior technician at UWA, where he has worked for more than two decades.
En Khong of Langford was runner-up for his photograph of the Winthrop Hall arches, also at night.
The judges and committee for the competition, which was open to all, were thrilled by the enthusiastic response received and the quality of the photographs. Photographs were sent by visitors to UWA from as far afield as Saudi Arabia, London and Sydney, as well as by staff and students.
Selected images from the entries will be featured in a beautiful 2010 calendar reflecting all aspects of the diverse UWA campuses throughout the year. Ray Scott's photograph will feature on the calendar cover.
An exhibition of the winning and highly recommended entries will be on show in the UWA Visitor's Centre in September, with calendars on sale for $12.
UWA Friends of the Grounds was established by the University through the Hackett Foundation in 2000 to enhance the grounds through an annual program of activities including talks, walks, and behind-the-scenes tours and excursions, musical, film, and social events.
UWAs gardens are a significant tourist attraction and the gardens of the Crawley campus are registered by the Australian Heritage Commission andare listed on the National Estate.
For further information: http://www.development.uwa.edu.au/friends/fog
Rachel Craven (Friends of the Grounds) (+61) 8 9244 4742 / (+61 4) 12 337 164
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716