• Theme of the competition was “Capturing the Wool Sheep”
  • Objective is to build the databank of photos of the NWGA
  • Photo’s to be used in the Wool Farmer publication, NWGA website newsletters and other sources of media. 
  • Winning image will be displayed at the NWGA head office. 
  • A total of 100 entries were received.  Participants were not restricted with the number of entries and Di Truter of Bedford delivered a total of 17 images. Merino Landskaap Society, on behalf of their breeders, submitted 49 images.
  • Judging panel consisted of Kirk West and John Grosse of the Port Elizabeth Camera Club.  Kirk has a honours award from the Photographic Society of SA and both gentleman belongs to FPSSA (Fellowship of the Photographic Society of SA)


Winning Image from Dr. Franci Swart from the WC Dept. Agriculture, Swellendam.

The Photographer went right down and photographed at the lambs eye level.  She further created something quite ordinary, but the abnormal lighting gave it that WOW factor !


1st Runner up from Theuns Botha, Landbouweekblad journalist. 

The image tells the complete story – the sheep in the back ground, the classer throwing the fleece – photo is well composed – nice and sharp !!!

2nd Runner up from Johann Enslin from Kroonstad

The image of the two lambs has definitely got the cuteness WOW factor.  Photographer captured a seemingly intimate moment and he also went right down to the eye level of the lamb.


All entries for 2016 Photo Competition