Blayney Show photography competition is a large one

MAKE 'EM POP: Creating a winning picture also includes mounting them in an appealing way says steward Megan Rutherford.
MAKE 'EM POP: Creating a winning picture also includes mounting them in an appealing way says steward Megan Rutherford.

One of the big attractions of the Blayney Show is the vast photography display that adorns the walls of the tea room.

So many entries are submitted every year that sorting, judging and then hanging them does take a lot of time.

To allow for that all to happen entries close this Tuesday March 2 and they can be dropped off to the Blayney Newsagency on Adelaide Street.

The categories are numerous at the Blayney Show and in the colour print section include - open, landscape, flowers, snow, a touch of purple, person or people and animals.

In the black and white section there is open and portrait / people.

This year the competition has a new steward with Megan Rutherford in charge of organising the images, and she has some advice on how to raise the chance of your image being the winner.

"Presentation makes all the difference because it really finishes off the image," she said.

"If your image really pops out at the judge you've got a better chance of it being up there when they go to pick a winner."

Megan also recommends that people enter into the correct category to enhance their chance of winning.

"The colour open category is by far the biggest one every year, so if your image can go into one of the other categories, it will have a better chance because the selection is smaller," she said.

Once again John Kich from Orange has the difficult job of being the judge and selecting the best images in each category, and the overall champion images.

And Megan is expecting quite a few for Mr Kich to select from.

"Last year there was over 150 photos and as this year because there haven't been any shows around the region, we're expecting quite a few entries," she said.