StockTAKE Photography Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 StockTAKE Photography Competition, which were announced at LambEx 2018 in Perth, WA. They were:


  • Winner: “Feeding ewes” – Ellen Arney, Strathalbyn, SA
  • Runner-up: “Feeding as the sun sets at “‘Hillside'” – Nikkie Hoffmann, Guluguba, Qld
  • Finalist: “Everyone helps with mustering sheep..” – Amanda Fisk, Hillston, NSW
  • Finalist: “Ewe wanna drink?” – Ellen Arney, Strathalbyn, SA
  • Finalist: “Home for shearing” – Faye Beswick, Preservation Bay, Tas
  • Finalist: “Can’t beat ’em, join ’em” – Jason Schmidt, Bulart, Vic


  • Winner: “Sheep feeding” – Monique Wheaton, Broughton, Vic
  • Runner-up: “Drenching sheep” – Monique Wheaton, Broughton, Vic
  • Finalist: “The Boys” – Zoe Crisp, Omeo, Vic
  • Finalist: “Expecting mothers” – Taylor King, Hayes, Tas

People’s Choice Winner

  • “Home for shearing” – Faye Beswick, Preservation Bay, Tas


Thanks to everyone who submitted photos in the 2018 StockTAKE Photography Competition, which helped SPA showcase the best of the Australian sheep industry.

All finalists were on display at the SPA exhibit at LambEx 2018. The video of the results presentation is available on the SPA Facebook page.


About the StockTAKE Photography Competition

Sheep Producers Australia’s StockTAKE Photo Competition is a chance to muster exciting images that showcase the people, scenes and examples of sustainability, innovation and best practice management within the Australian sheep industry.

There are three awards on offer:

  • Junior category … for budding photographers aged 5-17. The winner of this section will receive $250 in cash and the runner-up $100.
  • Open category … for photographers 18 and over. The open category winner will receive $500 and the runner-up $250.
  • People’s Choice Award … delegates at LambEx 2018 in Perth WA from 5-7 August will have the chance to vote and select the ‘People’s Pic’. All voters go into the draw to win an iPad. The winning People’s Choice photographer will receive $250.
  • All finalists receive a framed copy of their photo.

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