The Community Broadcasting Foundation has announced the winners of its ‘Community Radio & TV is YOU’ photo competition for 2017.
CBF received 129 images of community media creators and consumers, representing 53 radio and television stations in metro and regional areas, from all states and territories. Brendan Newcombe was announced as the Overall Winner for his portrait shot of Joe Goll, announcer at Triple Y 107.7 FM, commemorating his 30 years on air at Whyalla’s community station.
Joe Goll is one of 5YYY’s founding members and for 30 years shared his love of German, Austrian and international music through his show, International Rendezvous.
5YYY Secretary Simeon Spargo said “I entered this photo to honour Joe, as he has just retired from the station at 89 years of age. I’m a presenter at 5YYY and was involved in helping Joe broadcast his show in its last year. Joe brought a real multicultural feel to 5YYY in a heavily multicultural town, and his show was loved by all.”
Photographer Brendan Newcombe has very generously offered to share his $500 prize money with the station saying: “Shooting this image was a lot of fun. I’m so honoured to have won with an image that I love so much. Thank you CBF and thank you 5YYY for letting me spend time in the studio to photograph Joe”.
The Station Prize was taken out by 8CCC 102.1FM Community Radio, Alice Springs & Tennant Creek, NT with Oliver Eclipse‘s photo of Veronika of the V for the World show, and photographer and 3ZZZ – 92.3 FM Melbourne listener Semir Sidran collected the prize money in the Consumers category, saying ‘My family migrated to Australia in 1994, fleeing the war in Bosnia. My father has been a regular listener to 3ZZZ’s Bosnian programming. Community radio keeps him informed on what’s happening in his native country as well as in the Bosnian community here in Australia.’
Raul Policarpio won in the Creators category for his snap of 5ebi 103.3fm Multicultural Radio Adelaide volunteers, and Honourable Mentions went to Deanna Roberts for capturing the vital behind-the-scenes work of station technicians at Eastern FM 98.1 FM, Croydon, and Gerry Terati Lyons (AKA ‘the Gman’) Station Manager at Radio 3KND Kool n Deadly 1503AM Melbourne.
For all the winning photos, click here.