Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch and NewsMail general manager Wayne Tomkins look over a selection of photos at the launch of the NewsMail calendar competition.
Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch and NewsMail general manager Wayne Tomkins look over a selection of photos at the launch of the NewsMail calendar competition. Scottie Simmonds BUNCAL

Celebrate your region

THE NewsMail is encouraging the public to send us their photos that celebrate the best of the Bundaberg region, for inclusion in a special calendar – and you, our readers, get to choose which ones will make the cut.

Even better, purchasing the finished product will help a great cause, with $1 from the sale of every calendar being donated to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

NewsMail general manager Wayne Tomkins said the Bundaberg region had done it tough in 2011, with the floods at the start of the year and the subsequent economic downturn.

“As the local paper, we wanted to remind the community of the great things about our region and that there are many things to look forward to in 2012,” he said.

“We also know there are a lot of talented photographers out there, so it’s a great opportunity for them to showcase their work as part of a really positive project.”

Mr Tomkins said the News-Mail always supported the Mayor’s Appeal and he hoped the sale of the calendars would enable the paper to boost its annual donation.

“They’d make great Christmas presents for family and friends,” he added.

From this Monday until Friday, September 2, members of the public can send us their favourite photos from around the region – whether it’s their favourite landscape, tourist attraction, animal or community group.

An eventual shortlist of photos will be put on the NewsMail’s website next month and readers will be given the opportunity to vote on which pictures they think best sum up the place they call home.

Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch welcomed the calendar and its support of the Mayor’s Appeal, which helps needy local families through the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul.

“The competition will provide a fantastic avenue for photographers to display their skills and imagination with a chance of having that special shot included in the calendar,” Cr Pyefinch said.

“I encourage all photographers to submit entries portraying the great diversity within our districts and look forward to seeing the completed calendar, which will depict the best of what our region has to offer.”

Read the calendar competition terms and conditions



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