Competition hots up with over 7,000 ‘LUMIX Life’ entries

Macworld Australia Staff
19 July, 2010
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Sydney, 19 July 2010 – Hundreds of Australian photographers are waiting in anticipation to find out who will be chosen to feature in ‘LUMIX Life’ – a photographic project that will capture the unique essence of Australia, with entries now closed for another year.

Over the past three months, amateur photographers have been busily submitting their work to the LUMIX Life website for the opportunity to have their images appear alongside those of professionals in the ‘LUMIX Life – Focus on Australia’ book that will showcase some of the best of the country’s photographic talent.

Ken Duncan and the judges are starting the difficult job of choosing the winners, which will be announced by Panasonic on 9 August.

With over 7,100 photos submitted, the subject matter covers every facet of the country, from mountain to sea and from the city to the outback.

Matthew Mannall, Marketing Communications Manager, LUMIX, Panasonic Australia, said the enthusiasm with which Australian photographers have embraced the project has been remarkable.

“We are thrilled not only with the number of entries that have been submitted, but also by the fantastic quality of the photos. It is so exciting to see the depth of talent of LUMIX users within Australia and also the passion with which Australian photographers have captured their country.” he said.

“It is going to be extremely difficult to select the winning images, with so many incredible entries submitted this year,” he added.

The Panasonic Australia ‘LUMIX Life – Focus on Australia’ project called on amateur photographers to submit images taken with their Panasonic LUMIX camera that they felt uniquely captured Australia. Selected winning images will be included in a stunning coffee table book alongside photos from the LUMIX Life ‘Pro Shooters’, including Ken Duncan, Peter Eastway, Bill Bachman, Leo Meier, Nick Rains, Frances Mocnik, Ted Grambeau, Hugh Brown and iconic Australian journalist Ray Martin.

All submitted images can be viewed at

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