The highly anticipated Geelong calendar is hitting letter boxes next week.
The 2019 calendars, which are free for Geelong residents, will be delivered to more than 100,000 homes in the region from 11 December.
Residents can also pick up a calendar (to give to out-of-town family and friends) at any City of Greater Geelong customer service centre.
The winning cover image for this year’s calendar was selected by Geelong Gallery Director, Jason Smith, who was very impressed with the calibre of images submitted this year.
The cover image features Eastern Beach at sunset by Ash Hughes, a local photographer who also won the community vote for February’s image.
The Geelong calendar competition invites local photographers to submit their images of Geelong.
This year’s competition received over 700 entries and a public vote was held to determine the ultimate 12 images to be included. The 2019 Geelong calendar features coastal horizons, rural landscapes, moody skylines and even beach art.
The City will hold a public exhibition of the winning entries at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre from 15 to 29 January 2019.
Find out more at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/calendar
Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood:
The Geelong calendar has hung in homes around our region for years, and each new edition is something we all look forward to.
The 2019 calendar is an incredible showcase of our spectacular scenery, including the beautiful waterfront, the beaches and rivers of the Bellarine, and our rural heritage.
Congratulations to all photographers voted by the community to appear in the calendar, and particularly to Ash Hughes, whose sunset shot of Eastern Beach makes a perfect front cover.
Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith:
It was a great privilege to judge this competition. Congratulations to all the exceptional photographers whose time and effort made for an excellent survey.
It didn’t surprise me that the quality of entries was uniformly outstanding.
How can photographers not be inspired by our stunning waterfront and the beautiful landscapes of the Bellarine Peninsula and our region generally?
So many images captured a sense of place with great imagination, aesthetic refinement and technical brilliance.
It was a tough decision, but in the end I was confident in my selection of Ash Hughes’s image of Eastern Beach.
He used the sunrise to capture this iconic Geelong location in a quiet moment of morning light that I find mesmerising.