2020 Geelong calendar is on its way

The ever-popular annual Geelong calendar, which is free for Greater Geelong residents, will be delivered to
more than 100,000 homes in the region from Wednesday 11 December.

The winning cover image for the 2020 calendar features a sunset outlook from
Flinders Peak in the You Yangs shot by Luke David. This photographer’s stunning
imagery was also featured in the 2017 Geelong calendar.

The cover image was selected by Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith, who
described the calibre of entries from the contributing photographers as “simply
outstanding”.

The Geelong calendar
competition invites photographers to submit their images of the Geelong
municipality, and this year’s competition received more than 1100 entries.

The 2020 calendar features photographs of modern architecture, local historic
sites, the natural environment, wildlife, scenic horizons and celebratory
events.

Additional copies of the calendar can be collected at City of Greater Geelong
customer service centres.

Mayor Stephanie Asher:

The Geelong calendar is an annual favourite in local households and I’m sure
there’ll be many people keen to grab it straight from their letterbox and hang
it in their kitchen or office. I’ve kept all of our family’s calendars as a
record of each year’s events.

The 2020 edition captures the many different parts of our region beautifully,
and the four different categories this year mean there is great variety among
the 12 photos featured.

Thank-you to everyone who submitted a photo for the competition, and
congratulations to the 12 photographers whose images won the public vote and
now find themselves immortalised on the pages of this calendar.

Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith:

Congratulations to the artists for their exceptional technical and conceptual
brilliance. It was easy to see that each photographer’s passion for and vision
of their subject profoundly influenced their final formal compositions and
feeling for light and colour. I find it uplifting that our local natural and
built environments inspire such sophisticated creativity and aesthetic
refinement.

As always, it is terribly
uneasy to select just one winner, but Luke David’s image of the You Yangs, a
landscape I love, captivated me.

Luke David, photographer:

As a child I visited Geelong each
school holidays to stay with my grandparents, so the city has always had a
special place in my heart.

As an adult I still enjoy visiting family in Geelong and the Bellarine and
spending time with my camera re-discovering the beauty of the area.

I know that the residents of the city will get a sense of this beauty when they
receive their calendar full of so many amazing images.

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