Thousands of photos are taken at every Parkes Elvis Festival to capture the colour, fun and vibe, but most of all the good times and memories.
Parkes Camera Club member Steve Ostini took the winning photograph of this year’s Elvis Photography Competition and Exhibition with his image called ‘The Bass Dean – a photo he took at the 2020 festival of Californian Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z with the TIC band’s bass player. Steve also won the Digital Camera Portrait category with a photo he took of the Parkes Shire Mayor and Miss Priscilla 2020.
Another Parkes photographer Barry Green won the Overall Highly Commended category with an image of Dean Z’s concert.
The annual competition is a great way for festival fans to share their favourite images and this year 182 entries were received from the ACT, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. The three judges had a hard time judging each photo against criteria that included the technical aspects of the photograph, the visual and aesthetic content as well as its originality, style and context.
The other winners were:Smartphone Winner – Shadow of Elvis by Phillipa Kelly; runner Up – Bowls Anyone? By Scott McAleer; Digital Camera Colour winner – Workin’ It by Terina Vale; Digital Camera Black & White – Love Me Tender by Richard Bartlett.