22 Jul 2020
Forestry Corporation of NSW is reminding photographers that entries in the Sugar Pine Walk commemorative photo competition are closing this Friday.
The photo competition marks the passing of the iconic Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest, following extensive damage in the 2019-20 bushfire season.
Sadly, the Sugar Pine Walk could not be saved and the burnt trees were recently removed.
However, the photo competition focuses on happier times and memories in the iconic walk, with only images taken prior to the recent fires accepted as entries, said Forestry Corporation Silviculture Manager, Roger Davies.
“Forestry Corporation is welcoming entries of photos taken before the 2019-20 bushfire season; no images of burnt trees will be accepted,” Mr Davies said.
“Photographers are invited to share their favourite memory of the Sugar Pine Walk with a caption of 100 words or less, including when the image was taken and what made the Sugar Pine Walk so memorable.”
The free competition opens to all interested photographers, with entry details available here.
Entries close on 24 July 2020 at 5pm AEST.
The overall winner will receive a $500 cash prize and the top 50 entries will be showcased in a photo book and e-book commemorating the iconic walk.
The winner and shortlisted finalists will also receive a copy of the photo book and digital certificate in recognition of their placement.
To find out more about the Sugar Pine Walk photo competition and current recovery operations at the site, please visit www.forestrycorporation.com.au