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CBH Photo Comp Captures Heart of Working Together


CBH is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 CBH Photo Competition themed ‘Working Together’. This year we received a record number of entries with more than 230 photographs submitted.

The winners

Amanda Stewart of Buniche won Best Photograph for her image ‘Sharing a Joke’. The image features Amanda’s husband and work mate, sharing a moment while filling up the seeder. Her chosen charity was Newdegate Primary School P&C, which will receive $1,000.

Two men sharing a joke on farm

New to the competition this year was the inclusion of the ‘Insta Snap’ category to capture lower resolution images.

Insta Snap winner Geoff Sandilands and Robbie Saunders from Kendenup won for their joint efforts in setting up and snapping entry ‘Done and dusted’, which celebrated the end of the 2020 harvest in the Great Southern. Geoff has nominated RFDS WA to receive the $500 donation.

Growers standing on their trucks

People’s Choice winner was Carnamah entrant Jessica Cole with her image ‘Righto pop I’ll show you how this thing works’, with 276 votes. She has nominated the RFDS WA to receive the $500 donation.

Pop and grandson climb onto tractor

The judges

The judging panel included Shannon Verhagen, Senior Journalist at Countryman, Shannon Beattie, Journalist at Farm Weekly, and photographer Lloyd Summers, Managing Director of CloudStoke Media.

The judges said: “We love the Best Photograph because it is full of heart and captures the spirit of Working Together. It is nicely lit and framed, and it just looks authentic.

“The Insta Snap captured our attention straight away, it’s very eye catching. It shows a sense of achievement and what community spirit is all about, in what was a trying year for many.

“The quality of photos this year was very notable and there were some classic shots we really loved."

The judges agreed deciding a winner was difficult this year as there were so many entries of a high standard. They congratulated everyone who submitted a photograph and encouraged everyone to give it a shot next year.

A proud tradition

CBH Chief External Relations Officer Brianna Peake said the CBH photography competition was a proud tradition that had been running for 21 years.

“This year we chose the theme ‘Working Together’ to encourage entries that would capture what working together in agriculture in regional WA means to our communities,” Brianna said.

“Undoubtably, 2021 has tested many Western Australians – cyclones, floods, fires, COVID-19 – you name it.

“But people in our communities are resilient bunch and we wanted to showcase this through our competition theme.”

To showcase the entries and celebrate the start of harvest, a selection of photos will be exhibited on the ground floor of CBH’s head office building at 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

“The exhibition is a great way to share the creative work of our grower communities with a city audience and highlights the important work of our growers,” Brianna said.
The exhibition will run from 4 – 22 October and is open to the public during office hours.


The overall competition winner, as judged by the panel, won a $1,500 Crown Perth Accommodation gift voucher plus $1,000 donated to charity of choice.

The People’s Choice winner won a $500 Crown Perth Accommodation gift voucher plus $500 donated to charity of choice.

The Insta Snap winner won a $500 Crown Perth Accommodation gift voucher plus $500 donated to charity of choice.