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Best photos to feature on walls of new engineering building


Sharlene King
19 June 2013

Got an image of an interesting perspective on the built environment in regional Australia? Then enter it in the inaugural SCU Engineering Photo Competition.

The Southern Cross University Engineering Photo Competition aims to increase interest in engineering and the built environment.

The best images will appear in the University’s engineering building in the Lismore campus’ new science and engineering precinct and will feature in a 2014 University calendar.

Other prizes are:

Winner: the revolutionary new Lytro camera that lets you focus or refocus your pictures on a computer after you take them – courtesy of The New Camera House, Lismore.

Highly Commended: Wacom Inkling digital pen and receiver; Kaiser Baas waterproof sports camera with mount; and a Lacie Rugged mini external hard drive – courtesy of Co-op bookshop, Lismore.

Peoples' Choice: iPad mini – courtesy of Southern Cross University.

SCU Foundation Professor of Engineering Scott Smith said photography provided a fun and creative way for the community to become aware of the relevance of engineering in our lives.

“Engineering is all around us. We are looking for images of regional Australia that show how the built environment complements or supports natural environments.”

The competition is open to high school, university and TAFE students and the general public. 

Closing date is 22 July 2013.

The competition coincides with Southern Cross University offering a civil engineering degree for the first time in 2013.

“We are focused towards equipping our graduates with fundamental and practical engineering knowledge and skills that can assist them in dealing with regional as well as global engineering challenges,” Professor Smith said.

Photo: SCU Foundation Professor of Engineering Scott Smith.