GALLERY: Summer Photo Comp winners

HERE are the winners. From the hundreds of entries in the Newcastle Herald’s Summer Photo Competition, our judges have selected their three standouts.

‘Raging Silhouette’ by Brenda Ashley, of Windale, has taken out this year’s top prize. She wins an Olympus PEN Mini digital camera, worth $449, plus 1000 6 x 4 prints. Brenda had two pictures in the final 24, with ‘Angling’ joining ‘Raging Silhouette’ as a favourite of Facebook voters.

‘Pooped’ by Jo Jones, of Stockland, wins the second prize of an Olympus TG-820 10-metre waterproof camera, while ‘Fun In The Hole’ by Mel Gray, of Eleebana, was adjudged the third placegetter, picking up an Olympus TG-320 3-metre waterproof camera.

All prizes are courtesy of Domayne Kotara.

‘Watering Hole’ by Matthew Ross was highly commended, while ‘Beach Bolt’ (Kerry Cameron) and ‘Flagged’ (Kate Clare) joined Brenda’s shots as the top picks of Facebook voters in their respective galleries.

First: Raging Silhouette - Brenda Ashley.

First: Raging Silhouette - Brenda Ashley.

Second: Pooped - Jo Jones.

Second: Pooped - Jo Jones.

Third: Fun In The Hole - Mel Gray.

Third: Fun In The Hole - Mel Gray.

Highly Commended: Watering Hole - Matthew Ross.

Highly Commended: Watering Hole - Matthew Ross.

Facebook Favourite: Beach Bolt - Kerry Cameron.

Facebook Favourite: Beach Bolt - Kerry Cameron.

Facebook Favourite: Flagged - Kate Clare.

Facebook Favourite: Flagged - Kate Clare.

Facebook Favourite: Angling - Brenda Ashley

Facebook Favourite: Angling - Brenda Ashley