Photographers take their shot

Picture perfect: Mark Forbes took out the top prize for best photograph. Picture: Mark Forbes

THE winners of the 2020 OptiKa photo competition have been announced.

Mark Forbes won the best photograph award, taking home a $4,000 prize. Amelia Jewell won the $1,000 portrait award and Emily Gough received the video award.

The OptiKa photo competition is in its 13th year. The theme of this year’s competition was “connection”.

Entrants in the 2020 competition are currently having their work displayed at DFO Moorabbin.

The people’s choice award winner is still yet to be decided. The winner of the $1000 prize will be announced on 26 April.

PARALLEL by Amelia Jewell. The photograph won the portrait award at the 2020 OptiKa competition. 

To see the OptiKa exhibition visit DFO Moorabbin, 250 Centre Dandenong Rd. The exhibition is located in-store via the entrance off Grange Road, Moorabbin near Bonds, Tarocash and Volcom stores. Opening hours 10am to 6pm until 4 April.

To vote for the people’s choice award visit

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 31 March 2021

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