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2013 School of the Air Photo Competition

The overall first prize of a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera goes to Eric (Year 2) from Kimberley School of the Air. Eric’s image ‘Dingo Freedom’ of dingo pups sitting above a waterhole impressed all of the judges.

Runner up was Saskia, a Year 3 student also from Kimberley School of the Air. Saskia’s photo ‘Dinner’ captures the moment a snake was about to feast on a frog. She will receive a Canon PowerShot D20 Waterproof Digital Camera.

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This spring, Rangelands NRM WA will be running its third annual photo competition for children in the regions who attend School of the Air (SOTA).

The competition, which started in 2011, aims to engage with children and their families living in the rangelands (outback) and raise their awareness of natural resource management. In 2012, 130 photos were submitted from 46 individual students.

The 2013 photographic theme is ‘Life in the rangelands’.

There will still be the same categories for the prizes, an overall 1st prize winner, an overall 2nd prize, and for each age level (lower, middle and upper primary), a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. All entries will receive a certificate and a small gift as well.

The closing date will be 5pm Monday 23 September 2013.

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In 2011, our Landcare Facilitator Kaz Collins initiated the Rangelands NRM School of the Air (SOTA) photo competition. In July 2012, we lost Kaz in a tragic accident. Kaz was instrumental in setting up the first SOTA Photo Competition. Kaz epitomised the rangelands sprit and is greatly missed. This competition is an ongoing event in memory of Kaz and her contribution to the rangelands.

The Western Australia’s School of the Air network covers 85 per cent of the state, providing vital education support to 200 of some of our country’s most remote and isolated children. The boundaries of five Schools of the Air in WA correspond with the Rangelands NRM region. Participating schools were Carnarvon, Kalgoorlie, Meekatharra, Kimberley and Port Hedland Schools of the Air.

The competition is split into the following age categories –  early primary (Kindy, years 1 and 2), middle primary (years 3,4,5), upper primary (years 6 and 7).


If you are interested in sponsoring the SOTA photo competition, we have a number of packages which range from $250-$5000. [Download Sponsorship Package]  Please contact Teresa Belcher for more information.