‘my neighbours, my neighbourhood’ Photography Competition Winners

The Neighbour Day team today announced the winners of the ‘my neighbours, my neighbourhood’ competition, with six winning entries across the country. ‘my neighbours, my neighbourhood’ encouraged people to submit a photograph that reflected their neighbourhood or fabulous neighbours.

“All the winning entries supported the Neighbour Day ethos of connected communities and good relationships with the people and nature around us,” Alison Brook, National Executive Officer for Relationships Australia said.

Julia from NSW was the winner for the ‘my neighbours’ category for a photo reflecting two neighbourhood friends. Julia compared the pair’s friendship to the endangered Copperwing butterfly, which relies on a symbiotic relationship with a species of ant that helps feed and protect the young larvae.

“They are quite different animals at different stages of life, yet they interact to each other’s advantage. It’s hard to say who gives or receives more. They both win,” Julia said.

Will was the winner for the ‘my neighbourhood’ category with a photo of the gentle rolling hills of a property in Central Western NSW, which is inhabited by animals not people. “I love all animals and they all love me,” Will (14 years old) said.

Winners for ‘my neighbours’ category

1st          Julia, NSW, ‘Bathurst Copperwing Couple’

2nd         Maureen, WA, ‘Neighbours Clean up’

3rd          Sharon, VIC, ‘Sack Race’

Winners for ‘my neighbourhood’ category

1st          Will, NSW, ‘Blue Hills’

2nd         Sarah, NT, ‘Quandong Tree’

3rd          Renae, TAS, ‘Sunrise in Kingston Town’