Best in show - SUNKIST, Lachlan Fry, Katandra Park Holsteins, WA
Thank you to everyone who entered our 2021 Member Photo Competition. Judges Beth Scott and Bradley Cullen of Cullen Marketing were somewhat overwhelmed by the number of entries, as were we! They had a particularly challenging task with the standard of entries being really high across five categories, each designed to show an element of a day in the life of Holstein Australia members around the country.
Combining our judges scores the accolade of ‘Best in Show’, plus the prize of a Canon EOS 1500D camera, went to Western Australia's Lachlan Fry, Katandra Park Holsteins, for his entry in the Morning & Evening category, SUNKIST.
Judge Bradley Cullen says: "What a great close up that shows the personality of a cow. Great lighting and sunset in the background too."
While Lachlan receives a new camera courtesy of Holstein Australia, our four remaining category winners, along with the most liked and commented upon images across our Facebook and Instagram pages, won an HA merchandise pack each.
Look out for more great images from our entrants which will be featured on the Holstein Australia website and on promotional and marketing material across the next. year.
Paul Condon, Sea Breeze Holsteins, picked up a crowd favourite prize in the Morning & Evening category for SEA BREEZE MORNING. Congratulations to our finalists and winners, featured here, and to all who entered the competition.
THE GIRLS WORKING THEIR MAGIC – Jonathon Gleeson, Gleestar.
GLORIOUS – Gavin Moore, Gavana Holsteins.
SEA BREEZE MORNING – Paul Condon, Seabreeze Holsteins.
PERKS OF BEING UP EARLY – Rose Delaney, Whiskey Creek Holsteins.
Taking out top spot in the Holstein Youth category was WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY by Gemma Otton, Tango Holsteins, Far South Coast NSW. "What a happy little ‘cowboy’!" says judge Bradley Cullen. "Great image full of colour and fun." Picking up a crowd favourite prize in this category was STARTING THEM YOUNG by Bec Walmsley, Robsvue Holsteins, Fleurieu & Central SA.
WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY – Gemma Otton, Tango Holsteins.
MEETING THE NEXT GEN – Michael Rood, Whitegold Holsteins.
STARTING THEM YOUNG! (AND HAPPY ABOUT IT) – Bec Walmsley, Robsvue Holsteins.
Winners are grinners as the winning shot in the Holstein Community category shows, THAT WINNING FEELING by Leanne Smethurst, Smethurst Park, West Gippsland Sub branch. "A great photo showing the result of hard work!" says judge Brad Cullen. Overall crowd favourite of the competition - the most liked and commented photo - also came from this category, A NEW EXPERIENCE by Gavin Moore, Gavana Holsteins, Central & Western NSW. Gavin says ‘This photo of a young boy was taken during a school visit by the Tangalooma Special Needs School to Gavana Holsteins. He’d never touched an animal before and was so scared. Overcoming his fear he patted one of our calves.’
THAT WINNING FEELING – Leanne Smethurst, Smethurst Park.
ADMIRATION – Leanne Smethurst, Smethurst Park.
STILL LAUGHING – Angela Varcoe, Vala Holsteins.
A NEW EXPERIENCE – Gavin Moore, Gavana Holsteins.
THE LEARNING PROCESS - Gavin Moore, Gavana Holsteins.
TUNNEL VISION by Gemma Otton, Tango Holsteins, Far South Coast NSW was the winner of our Working Hard category, with judge Bradley Cullen "Loving the perspective and concept of this image!"
TUNNEL VISION - Gemma Otton, Tango Holsteins.
SAME VIEW, DIFFERENT DAY – Lachlan Fry, Katandra Park.
GOOBA GETS THE GIRLS HOME – Leanne Smethurst, Smethurst Park.
GETTING IT DONE - Leanne Smethurst, Smethurst Park.
VIEW FROM THE OFFICE – Stuart Seabrook, Bonnieview Holsteins.
NEXT GENERATION (next gen farmer with next gen dairy cow) by Leanne Smethurst, Smethhurst Park, West Gippsland Sub branch took overall honours in the Working Hard category. "Nothing quite like a new born calf, a great image showing the new generation,’ says judge Bradley Cullen."
NEXT GENERATION (farmer & cow) – Leanne Smethurst, Smethurst Park.
MILKING TIME – Stuart Seabrook, Bonnieview Holsteins.
OUR FUTURE HERD (paddock to bottle right in one place) – Bec Walmsley.