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Summer Instagram winners

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A powerful image of waves pounding the Bayside foreshore has taken out the grand prize in the #SUMMERBAYSIDE Instagram competition.

Justine Bowers won the top award for her photo which capture sprays of water and foam suspended in midair against a wave wall.

Now in its third year, the 2017-18 #SUMMERBAYSIDE Instagram competition received over 760 entries and reached almost one million people. 

Run in conjunction with Discover Your Own Backyard, the competition called for local snappers to share their favourite pics to go into the running for more than $3,200 in prizes.

The major prize for the competition was a Luxury Bayside getaway including a deluxe two-night stay at Brighton Bay Apartments with champagne on arrival, a gourmet breakfast hamper, late check out, spa treatments at Endota Spa Brighton, Brighton Baths Health Club day passes and a $300 Brighton Savoy dinner voucher.

The four local judges chose winners across five categories. Congratulations to:

Overall winner as well as Beach and Aquatic category

Justine Bowers who won a Brighton Baths Health Club pass for 10 group classes as well as the grand prize package.

Foodie category

Leigh Blaikie who won a $100 White Rabbit voucher.

Christmas category

Katarina Aikio will enjoy a $200 Just Surprise Me hamper.

Active and Lifestyle category

Photographer Peggy who will work hard with a three-month subscription to 28 by Sam Wood online training and mind program

Nature and Animal Friends category

Jessa Fry who takes home a $250 Christine Weber Photography voucher including a one-hour session and two digital prints, plus a $200 Dogue retail and grooming voucher

With the success of the Summer Bayside tourism campaign, the next Instagram competition will run in Spring 2018.

For more information on tourism within Bayside, please email tourism [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Bayside%20tourism%20enquiry) (Bayside’s Economic Development team).

Overall winner and Beach and Aquatic image by Justine Bower.

Winner of the Foodie category by Leigh Blaikie.

Winner of the Christmas category by Katarina Aikio.

Active and Lifestyle category winner by Peggy.

Nature and Animal Friends category winner by Jessa Fry.