We recently had the great pleasure of announcing the winners of our Ku-ring-gai edition of Monopoly Photo Competition. After a month on exhibition at the Gallery at St Ives Shopping Village, and a tough job for our judges, including professional photographer Nicholas Fines of Fine Photography – we were thrilled to be able to announce the winners at a presentation evening on the 4th of April.
1st prize was awarded to 17-year-old Kieran Payne. Kieran entered a spectacular shot of Bobbin Head Marina taken by drone from 80 meters above the ground.
Judges noted: A great use of an increasingly popular technology to capture this unique view of a well-known Ku-ring-gai landmark. I enjoy the way the texture of the boats on the smooth water is reflected in the pattern of the clouds.
2nd Prize was awarded to 13-year-old Jett Harcourt who submitted a shot taken on the bush tracks at Mimosa Park.
Judges noted: This is a clever way of illustrating the Ku-ring-gai communities love for getting out and about on some of our much-loved walking tracks. Great use of a unique perspective.
3rd Prize was awarded to Zach Pattinson, aged 12. Zach entered a photo of the Sphinx Memorial at North Turramurra.
Judges noted: Of the numerous entries featuring this unusual memorial, this made the best use of perspective and light.
The photo competition was a great way to get the community involved in the Monopoly project. We were overwhelmed by the number of amazing photos submitted and recognise that we have some very talented young photographers in our community.
About the Ku-ring-gai edition of Monopoly
Who doesn’t love a trip down memory lane, or sitting with friends and family for a competitive game of Monopoly?
This year you will have the chance to purchase a very limited edition version of an old favourite with our very own Ku-ring-gai edition of Monopoly being produced. Featuring iconic locations from within Ku-ring-gai, customised tokens, and Community Chest and Chance cards. Our local edition will be available for pre-order in July and will be officially launched on 22 September – just in time for Christmas gifts.
The best part about the release of this localised game board – 100% of all profits from the sale of the game will go to community groups and causes directly assisting the Ku-ring-gai community.
Our major beneficiaries are:
- Lifeline Harbour to Hawksbury
- Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter
- St Lucy’s School
- KYDS Youth Development Service
Thank you to our major sponsors:
- St Ives Shopping Village
- Burns and Burns Real Estate
- Northside Dental and Implant Centre
- Ku-ring-gai Council
- Turramurra & Lindfield Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank