NSLHD Year in Review 2020

MONA VALE’S PICTURE PERFECT ANNOUNCED Talented Northern Beaches local Erin Masters has claimed first prize in the Mona Vale Hospital photography competition.

Her winning entry Ocean Lines Bilgola stunned judges and stood out from the impressive 325 submissions. Her photo showcases the amazing Bilgola beach as a backdrop against the ocean pool. In a competitive field, judges were awestruck with the various tones of blue and water depictions in the winning entry. Erin will receive a $250 gift voucher and have her work exhibited in the hospital. Erin said this was a dream come true. “I never thought I’d win,” she said. “I’m so humbled, it’s such a great honour to have my photograph displayed in the hospital.” “COVID-19 has reinforced how lucky we are to have this natural beauty on our doorstep.” Second place has been awarded to

Tom Neville for his entry Pelican Line Up. Tom’s photograph was chosen for its lighting and perfect timing. He will receive a free two-hour workshop with local professional photographer Steve Turner. Judges were hugely impressed with Joshua Britton’s photographs, the only entrant to have all four of his images selected for the finals list, earning him the judges ‘special prize’ of a $250 gift voucher. In addition to first and second prize winners, a field of finalists will have their entry displayed as part of the permanent art collection in the new Geriatric Evaluation Management and Palliative Care facility when it opens at Mona Vale Hospital. The photography competition was open to staff and the community with judges looking for the best

photographic images that capture the local natural environment in Mona Vale and surrounds. Acting General Manager Jennifer McConnell said it was fantastic to see so many keen photographers getting involved. “We were overwhelmed at the standard of entries. It was so positive to receive such a strong response and I thank the numerous photographers who got involved in this great opportunity,” Ms McConnell said. “It speaks volumes of the staff and community’s support of Mona Vale Hospital and I look forward to seeing the finalists’ entries displayed in the new building when it opens.”

The winning entry by Erin Masters: Ocean Lines Bilgola


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