Entries for exhibition pouring in

LOCAL photographer Lisa Nevins submitted entries for the National Water Week photography competition based on two things close to her heart - her work and the environment.

Now part of the Securing Our Water Future exhibition, Miss Nevins' piece The Locked Tap essentially depicts a tap with a lock on it, but metaphorically portrays the need for a lockdown on our water consumption.

“I consider myself a water-wise person and I feel the photo competition is an effective way to send a message to people about the need to limit the amount of water we use,” Ms Nevins said.

“We are so lucky to have the freedom to access water through the mere turn of a tap, but we completely abuse this.”

Miss Nevins said she reduced her water consumption in every way possible, and ensured no water was going to waste by checking for any leaks in the house and attaching water-saving shower roses.

“It pains me to think how much water we waste. I sponsor a child in Kenya and it makes you very aware of how lucky we are to have water and our responsibility to reduce our consumption.”

The competition is divided into four categories: junior primary (K-3), primary (years 4-6), high school (years 7-12) and open (any age group).

Entries will be judged on their photographic creativity and their effectiveness at depicting the importance of water.

The winner will be announced on Saturday and will receive a cash prize of $100, and $50 for the runner-up.

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