Bree?s focus on dad brings rewards
By JULIA ILES
SOUTH GRAFTON High School student Bree Wilson is low-key about her win in the 2005 Thanks Dad Photos National competition, secondary section.
"It was a surprise but really good to win. I think I will put the prizemoney in the bank and save up to go travelling," she said of the $100 award.
The 15-year-old, who lives at Nymboida, said she does not know much about photography but would 'like to learn more'.
She took the picture of her dad Philip while he was playing with his young nephews on holiday in Victoria.
"I took a lot of photos but this one just turned out the best," she said.
The competition attracted 300 entries from throughout Australia and was started by Chris Hawke six years ago.
"It's not just about dads but all men who provide a positive role model, whether that be boyfriends, husbands, uncles or grandfathers," he said.
Mr Hawke has experience in counselling and running men's groups and believes the Thanks Dad Photos competition affirms the role of men.
"This competition is a tribute to them and a way of thanking them. These pictures are more than just an image but are a way to tell a story," he said.
Despite winning the award Bree does not want to pursue a career in photography and is keen to work in childcare when she finishes school.