Sippy Downs resident wins Federal MP’s #Photos of Fisher Competition
Sippy Downs resident Shane Farmer’s photograph of the Glass House Mountains at sunset has been declared the winner of Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace’s 2019 #Photos of Fisher Christmas Card Competition. Now completing its third year, the competition asked Sunshine Coast residents to submit photographs of our stunning region.
Joining Mr Farmer in the shadow of the mountains, Mr Wallace said “My warm congratulations to Shane on winning our Photos of Fisher competition. I want to say a huge thank you to him and to everyone who submitted an image for doing such a great job of showcasing our spectacular region.”
The winning image will be featured as the front cover of Mr Wallace’s Christmas card, which is widely distributed in Fisher, and will be printed on canvas and hung in Australian Parliament House in Canberra.
Mr Wallace said “This year, I hope the image on my Christmas card will also stand as a beautiful reminder for Sunshine Coast residents of local legend Ivon Northage who sadly passed away this month, and the mountains that he loved so much.”
Mr Wallace asked members of the public who live in the electorate of Fisher to submit photographs of the region by uploading them to Instagram with the hashtag #photosoffisher and the location they were taken. The competition received scores of entries featuring a wide variety of subjects and locations.
“We had images from Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba, from Glass House Mountains, Maleny and Kawana. We received photographs of mountains and beaches of course, but also stunning pictures of local residents at work and play. It was a real pleasure looking through all of the natural and manmade wonders that our region has to offer, but Shane’s image really stood out.” he said.
More of Mr Farmer’s photography can be seen on his Instagram page @sweet.as.fotos
The previous two winners of the competition were Jacky Vonhoff of Maleny and Lyn Crandon of Dicky Beach, and their photographs will also continue to hang in Mr Wallace’s Parliamentary office alongside the 2019 winner.