2020 has been a trying year for all of us, so in lieu of our usual shows we thought it might be fun be to hold a photo competition for our members, highlighting our lives living with Alpacas in (mostly) sunny Western Australia.
We had two differing formats:
- The first was a judged format, with our esteemed photography judge Ron Reid.
- The second was a ‘Peoples Choice’ where photos were posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and after a period, ‘likes’ and ‘loves’ were counted and the photo with the most ‘votes’ won.
Yes, prizes were involved: Alcohol and Chocolates 🙂
Kind words from our Judge:
“Firstly, it was indeed an honour and pleasure to be invited to judge the inaugural comp. After a lot of going back and forth to select the winner, I finally decided on the photo of the young girl with the rose grey alpaca.
The photo displayed how even young kids can get enjoyment from an alpaca and can inspire people to be involved in alpacas – a truly wonderful photo.
First Prize: Nuzzle
Due to the quality of other entries, I believe 5 highly commended photographs should be noted. They are as follows –
A… “Kiss for Bub”
B… “Alpaca industry is all about pretty horizons”.
C… “Smile, do I have to”.
D… “Leave me alone”.
E… “Happy Paca”.
Finally, congratulations to all participants, well done.”
Well Done Wrendale, and thank you Ron for Judging.
And now the Peoples choice.
The response has been overwhelming, 51 photos from 16 breeders and just over 2,300 votes. Amazing. Votes have come from as far as Germany, USA and even Peru.
With 110 votes
‘Goldilocks’ by Mia Hancock
Well done Mia, but unfortunately the Port will need to go to Mom =)
Next came ‘Happy Paca’
then ‘Alpaca industry is all about pretty horizons’.
followed by ‘Topshot’
Banksia Park Alpacas
Special Mention should be made for ‘Paca Princess’ also by Banksia Park. Most photos had an initial burst where most votes were made. Paca Princess did not and it was voted on nearly constantly during the period, and it’s almost certain had the competition gone on for longer, it would have won.
A massive Thank you to all that submitted photos and voted. It was a great success and we will definitely be holding another one next year.