My name is Irene and I work for the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government. Last Monday, we launched the myregion National Photographic Competition, inviting Australians to submit ‘Images of Australia’ taken over the past year that showcase the people, places, wildlife, landscapes and nature that make their communities unique. As a photoblogger, we’d like to encourage you to consider entering the competition at http://myregion.strutta.com We would also appreciate if you would tell your readers about the competition. Here’s some key details you may choose to mention: • The National Photographic Competition is being run by the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government (www.regional.gov.au). • The competition launched on 30 May 2011 and closes on 26 June 2011. • Entries are invited in five categories – people, places, wildlife, landscapes and nature. • The competition will be judged by, Australian award-winning photographer Steve Parish OAM Australian actor Deborah Mailman ABC TV’s Art Nation host Fenella Kernebone Photo Review managing editor Don Norris. • There will also be a peoples’ choice winner decided by popular vote. • Competition winners are eligible for prizes including vouchers for photographic equipment, photographic software and magazine subscriptions. One student winner will be invited to join Steve Parish on a photo workshop. • Winning entries will be exhibited at the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra in July and selected images will also feature in Steve Parish Publishing’s product range, and a Photo Review editorial spread. For more information, please email email@example.com, follow us at @myregiongovau or visit the competition website.