Winners announced in seniors’ photo competition

5 October 2018

A photo depicting the strong hypnotic stare of Ellie the owl has won the 2018 Seniors Card Through The Lens photographic competition.

Office for the Ageing’s manager of the Seniors Card program, Evlynn Hayes, said entrant David Munro was awarded this year’s top prize for his photo taken at the Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island.

“Selected from close to 1,100 entries, his photo will feature on the cover of the 2019 Seniors Card Discount Directory, available to members from December,” Ms Hayes said.

“Through the Lens is the Office for the Ageing’s annual photographic competition for Seniors Card members, celebrating International Day of Older Persons and showcasing and celebrating the skills and creativity of older South Australians.

“The calibre of entries received as part of this year’s competition was truly inspiring and impressive, and I encourage all South Australians to visit the exhibition and view the great work that will be on display at the City Library in Rundle Mall until Wednesday 7 November.

“The exhibition celebrates the creativity and photographic talents of South Australia’s Seniors Card members. It serves as a reminder that learning is lifelong and that it is never too late to start a new hobby or renew enthusiasm for an existing one.

“I congratulate all finalists for their creative approach to this competition and the overall winner, David Munro, for his captivating photo.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, Atkins Photo Lab; Diamonds Camera, Video and Digital; Jam Factory; and Claymore Wines.”

A panel of judges selected finalists and the winners in six categories were announced at an exclusive launch event on Thursday 4 October:

Portrait and overall winner David Munro  Look into my eyes...
Artistic Wayne Pearson  The window cleaner's revenge
Landscape Robert Armitage  Morning Flight
Nature Jeffery Venning  Earth to Earth
Seniors in Action Suzanne Opitz  'Sunrise' Seniors
People's Choice Craigh Marsden  Towards the light of her lord

For more information about Through the Lens and to view the winning entries and those submitted by shortlisted finalists, visit

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