Star Students Snapping at Sustainability

Cessiah Henderson

With term three fast coming to a close and the snow quickly melting from the ski fields what will the kids be doing these school holidays? Fortunately, there is still time to enter the International 2013 savewater!® Photographic Competition! With categories and great prizes for students of all ages, this is sure to entertain for hours.

In case you need some more inspiration, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane to see some of the winners from the student categories over the years.

2008 Primary Student

Torquay Primary School in Victoria took out first prize with this group effort of students looking down the drain wondering, “where has all the water gone?”

Torquay Primary School students looking down the drain

2008 Secondary Student

Cessiah Henderson amazed us with this black and white action composition.

Cessiah Henderson

2009 Primary Student

Hannah Mossop from Bacchus Marsh Primary School in Victoria showed us the value of water with her image “Precious.”


2009 Secondary Student

It came down to a draw in the secondary student category in 2009 with first place going to two photographers…

‘Keep water usage on your mind’ by Georgia Wiggs from the Peninsula School

Keep Water Useage on your mind

‘Will the drought ever end?’ by Suzanne Mackie at Charleville State High School

Will the drought ever end?

2010 Junior Student

All the points went to the bucket in the junior category with “Every Drop Counts” by Elijah Firth from Dartmoor Primary School

Every Drop Counts

2010 Senior Student

India Martin-Cogger from Anglican Community School submitted this creative and thought provoking image, “savewater: we are the key”

Save Water We are the key

2011 Junior Student

Dartmoor Primary School produced another star student in 2011, this time it was Adahlia Cowland with “Play By The Rules.”

Play By The Rules

2011 Senior Student

Flower power took Jessica Ricci from Werribee Secondary College to number one place in 2011 with her image, “Waste Not Wilt Not.”

Waste Not Wilt Not

2012 Junior Student

“The time is now” by Charlotte Watts from St Patrick’s Primary School in Port Fairy, Victoria knocked Dartmoor Primary off the podium after two years in number one spot.

Time is now

2012 Senior Student

The 2011 winner, Jessica Ricci was back again with the incredibly detailed “Message in a bottle.”

Message in a bottle

Will a Dartmoor Primary make their way back to win after a year off? With Jessica Ricci now moving up to the Open Category, who will take her mantle in the Senior Student category? Grab your camera these school holidays, it could be you!

Visit the photographic competition web page for information on prizes and how to enter.

Which is your favourite student photograph from previous years? Tell us below.