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    Ruth Addlem. Millie in the mist.
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    Trinity Gerdtz. Beautiful Nature.

PHOTOS: Broad selection in Spring photo competition

A black and white image of a curious dog on a misty lonely rural road has clinched a photography award for Horsham’s Ruth Addlem.

The photograph ‘Millie in the mist’ was one of 93 senior and 34 junior entries in The Weekly Advertiser and radio stations 3WM and MIXX FM’s spring-holiday competition.

Addlem’s entry won from Pomonal’s Belinda Wethers, who captured a silhouette of ‘Cousins’  enjoying a holiday gathering.

The Weekly Advertiser photographer Paul Carracher, who judged the entries, said the standout entry for him was a photograph by Lily Bolton of Horsham called ‘Boating under the Anzac Bridge’.

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“It is from a boat on the Wimmera River and is an exceptional shot of the Wimmera River and its environs,” he said.

Lily’s entry won her the junior section from runner-up Trinity Gerdtz of Lower Norton, who entered ‘Bike pedal’.

“Trinity’s entry was a very artistic photo – a really good abstract shot and beautifully framed,” Mr Carracher said.

“There was such as great selection of diverse photos, across both categories, and it was a really tough job to judge such a high-quality range of entries.


“Ruth Addlem’s photograph ticked a lot of boxes in capturing Wimmera life and a sense of isolation and Belinda Wethers’ shot lets the viewer make up their own mind about what’s going on.”

Winners will receive $150 gift vouchers and runners-up $50 gift vouchers. 

The prizes are available for pick-up or post from ACE Radio’s Horsham station in Stawell Road from today.

A gallery of competition entries will be available to view on The Weekly Advertiser website,

The entire October 6, 2021 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!