From landscapes to streets-capes photographers captured the essence of the eastern Riverina in a photographic competition.
Lockhart Shire's tourism and economic development officer, Jennifer Connor confirmed the Love Lockhart Shire Photo Competition attracted a record number of entries.
"The judges advised there were a number of stand-out entries, with images portraying powerful and authentic local stories," she said.
Techniques including detail, tone, composition and artistic interpretation caught the attention of the judges and the top photographs were divided by very minute differences.
The judges also noted there were some really promising entries, and suggested a photographic workshop with an opportunity to review attendee photographs and discuss photography techniques would really push some of the entries to the next level.
More than 100 entries from the competition will be displayed electronically at The Rock Hall and Museum in early September, with printed copies to be displayed in the new Showroom Gallery in Greens Gunyah Museum during the Spirit of the Land Festival in October.
"The photos will also be used to promote our beautiful Shire on an ongoing basis," Mrs Connor said.
- Open Category
FIRST PRIZE: Grant Murray - The Cafe ($500)
SECOND PRIZE: Debbie Quirk - Reclaiming the Land ($200)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emma Bender - Jetta's Sunset ($100)
Sophie Galbarini - Scaling New Heights ($100)
STAFF PICK: Jypsie Cronan - Farmers Hands ($50)
- Youth Category (Under 18)
FIRST PRIZE: Aaron Hilborn - Shining Bright ($100)
SECOND PRIZE: Ruby Bergmeier - Morning Bliss ($50)