Photo competition winners announced!

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Gerard Mills Photo Comp winners

20 November 2017

On 14 November, the Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography inaugural reception was held at the USC Art Gallery (on the Sunshine Coast Campus).

The judges were a panel of USC staff, a USC student, and representatives from the Mills family familiar with nature and wildlife photography. Based on the eligibility and selection criteria (technical quality, composition, originality, and artistic merit), a group of finalists were chosen (judged from 228 entries) and the top three awardees selected to receive the ‘Prize’.

1st prize: Tyler Nicholls, 21, of Cedar Pocket near Gympie, won the top prize package worth $1,500 for his photo of a noisy miner flapping its wings on the lake on campus at Sippy Downs. Tyler is studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies.

2nd prize: Kate Berry, 21, of Cashmere in Brisbane, took second for her close-up image of a dragonfly on a leaf. She is a Bachelor of Animal Ecology student who won a $600 package.

3rd prize: Jackson Weaver, 22, of Tanawha, was third for his photo of a tawny frogmouth perched on a tree branch. He is a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) student who won a $400 package.

Check out the "Campus native fauna captured for inaugural competition" article by Seniors Newspaper with a photo gallery of all honourable mentions, finalists, and winning photographs.

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