Project Overview

This competition is to encourage storm affected residents to share their visual stories of the storm and the twelve months since.

A story, when pared down, is a series of events about something as told to an audience. They can invoke powerful emotion and help us align our experiences to make sense of them. Through stories we can connect and empathise with one another, providing insight and unity. Stories are not only written, they can be told through images. This is one of the most successful ways of passing knowledge or information down through the generations.

Because stories are important, we hope this photography competition will encourage storm affected residents to submit two images that tell a story; it can be about the actual event, the aftermath, the intervening period or an emotion that has arisen from it. Some examples are the change in landscape, routine, relationships, mementoes, emotions, and attitudes.

Please tell us your stories with a photo and anything up to 200 words describing it.

Open to all storm-affected residents of Hepburn Shire. We look forward to hearing from you!

Competition closes 7 August 2022.

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First prize overall $500 voucher for Ted’s Camera Store + 90 minutes photography tutorial with a professional photographer. There will also be section prizes and runner up prizes.

Having trouble sending in your entry?

If you are having trouble uploading your image you can email it to Please include your name, email address, and if you are under 18 years add your year level. Please also tell us in 200 words what your photograph means to you. Why it is significant and whether it shows storm damage or changes in nature since the storm.

By emailing through your submission you agree to the following terms:

Each photographer retains copyright of their images. The entrant provides Hepburn Shire Council authorisation to display, print, and distribute their photographs for the purpose of promoting the photography competition, storm recovery communications, including the possible use in the commemorative Storm 21 book. Images, if used by Hepburn Shire Council, will be credited with the name of the photographer.