Children's ward photos decided for 2018 by little judges

MC of the evening Ben Sherratt with one of the students.

MC of the evening Ben Sherratt with one of the students.

Time for a group photo of all the talented judges who chose the successful photos.

Time for a group photo of all the talented judges who chose the successful photos.

EVERY year photos from the dedicated photographers of Hawkesbury Camera Club are chosen by schoolchildren to grace the walls of the children’s ward at Hawkesbury Hospital.

Student judges assess the photos. It was a hard task.

Student judges assess the photos. It was a hard task.

This year’s Picture Selection Evening was on Wednesday, November 1. Pupils from Freemans Reach, Windsor and Richmond public schools were recruited as honorary judges to choose 25 images from the 70 on show, which they thought would best brighten the day of little patients recuperating in hospital.

The Camera Club’s Marian Paap said “the judges displayed a keen interest in the variety of subjects presented by our snappers and took the opportunity to discuss the motivation and ‘how did you do that?’ with the photographers”. Pictures which made the cut included a puppy, racing cars and a colourful scene at Mount Tomah.

The Hawkesbury Camera Club president helps students during their selection of the best photos for the ward.

The Hawkesbury Camera Club president helps students during their selection of the best photos for the ward.

The event was attended by school principals Cheryl Walker and Mathew Domars and Hospital representatives Lisa Connell (Director of Mission) and Kerrie Powers (Marketing and Public Relations). The new photographs will be framed and hung in the ward in the new year.