IT TOOK two rounds of judging, but the finalists in the council's Clarence Valley in Focus Photography Competition and Exhibition have been announced.
Mayor Richie Williamson said almost 100 entries were submitted for the competition's three categories.
"The Clarence Valley in Focus competition closed at the end of January and gave the judging panel of Adam Hourigan, Simon Hughes and Debra Novak quite a bit of work to do," Cr Williamson said.
"The judges said they were impressed with the range of photographs submitted, pointing to the fact that there was obvi- ously a great number of talented photographers across the Valley."
The finalists are:
Mobile phone category - Katrina Wade with Dirragun's Touch
Compact camera category - Steve Otten with The Dawn Dog Walker
DSLR camera category - Blake Bodycote with Rise and Fall
Each finalist will receive $500 to cover the rights associated with using the photographs as part of a large-scale exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery from March 27.
The three photos will be reproduced on fabric and enlarged to about 2m high and wide for the exhibition.
For more information on the exhibition, go to graftongallery.nsw.gov.au.