Over the past 12 months the Lock community was challenged to enter a photography competition for a calendar to showcase the region and promote community pride.
Professional photographer Lucy Elleway judged more than 80 entries in the categories ‘Lock Scenery’ and ‘Behind the Scenes’ and had the difficult task of coming up with 12 winners.
The 12 photos were then made into a 2018 Lock Calendar, which was printed and given free of charge to all post box holders in the Lock, Tooligie Hill and Tooligie areas.
The photo competition and calendar was an initiative of the Lock Health Centre Advisory Committee.
Committee chairman Jamie Siviour said the committee wanted the community to realise how great Lock was.
“We wanted the Lock community to have a good look at our area and ourselves and realise what a great place we live in,” he said.
“But it is not just about where we live but more importantly it’s about the people around us that make the community what it is.
“This is why we chose the two categories to really get everyone thinking about each other.”
Through fundraising the Health Centre Advisory Committee was able to produce and give the calendar free of charge to the community.
“We wanted every house and business to have a calendar hanging on their wall so that every day they would look at it and realise how lucky we really are,” Mr Siviour said.
Judging the 12 winning entries was no easy task.
Mrs Elleway carefully judged each entry on its merits using her professional experience, which was greatly appreciated.
“What an amazing idea for a calendar, it was so difficult judging these photos because you could tell how much the subject matter meant to the people that had taken them,” Mrs Elleway said.
“Not only were they all of such a high standard but they had that added personal touch to them as well.”
Following such overwhelming feedback from the community the Health Centre Advisory Committee is looking to run the competition again in 2018 with the aim of producing a 2019 Lock Calendar.