PHOTO OP: The National Rural Women's Coalition has put the callout for women in rural, regional and remote areas to submit photos that reflect their worlds.
PHOTO OP: The National Rural Women's Coalition has put the callout for women in rural, regional and remote areas to submit photos that reflect their worlds. Jordan Philp

Snap photos of life in your world for chance to win comp

OUR region is home to remarkable women, each with valuable stories to share about life in the South Burnett.

A national photo competition is inviting them to do just that.

The National Rural Women's Coalition is calling for women from rural, regional and remote areas of Australia to give the wider community a sneak peek into their world.

Organisers of the photo competition are seeking professional and non-professional photographers to capture the essence of what it's like to live in a rural location.

The winners will be awarded cash prizes, and finalists will be displayed at the Australian Parliament House during the NRWC RRR Muster 2019.

Entries for the competition close on Saturday, August 31 and participants can submit a maximum of four photos.

NRWC CEO Keli McDonald said they weren't just looking for stock-standard images.

"Often when we think of rural women, we think of farming," Ms McDonald said.

"Women working on farms make an enormous contribution to society, yet there are also so many other occupations in rural areas such as nursing, teachers, the defence forces, just to name a few.

"We are hoping to receive some fantastic images that reflect these local communities and showcase the talent that lives in different parts of regional Australia."

Ms McDonald said the competition would give women from cities the opportunity to get a glimpse of a rural lifestyle.

"We want to show our city sisters that they can have great careers in the country," she said.

"We have noticed that as technology improves and we are offered more reliable and consistent internet, more people, including entrepreneurs, are moving out in rural areas to work."

The NRWC is an organisation that provides a collaborative voice for women living in rural, regional and remote Australia.

Ensuring better social and economic outcomes for women is a strong motivation for the NRWC, along with supporting and growing these communities.

For more details about the photo competition, head to the NRWC website or Facebook page.