Upper Yarra 2022 Calendar Competition and Online Exhibition


Upper Yarra 2022 Community Calendar Competition

The wait is over!

We are pleased to announce the 12 lucky Winners of our 2022 Community Calendar Competition.

Congratulations to our winners, and sincere thanks to all of our Community Entrants, our Community Judges – Benno Poeder and Paul X Stoney, our Voters and all those who visited our Online Exhibition.

We hope that you have enjoyed our Tenth Year and look forward to sharing our free 2022 Community Calendar with you!  A Celebration of our Local Community!

Kristy Sumner, Senior Branch Manager, Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Banks


The Honour Roll

Judges’ Choice Winner Cement Creek Mt Donna Buang Finn Saurine
Runner Up It’s a Cold Winter Rose Sherriff
U18 Winner Busy Bee Emily Brown
U18 Runner Up Little Yarra Girl Pearl Saurine
People’s Choice

(Voting by the public)

Winner On the Top Dylan Schafter
Second Sunset Mountain Paige Harvey
Third Crossing Over Livinia Mace
Community Bank Staff Choice Warburton Branch Staff Drain Frame Heather Walker
Yarra Junction Branch Staff Lil’s Kingfisher Rachel Flanagan
Highly Commended (Combination of Judges’ and Public Voting) Highly Commended Untitled Isabel Gathoni Kinyanji-Howard
Highly Commended Macleay’s Swallowtail Sipping on a Buddleja Ray McMahon
Highly Commended Rail Trail Junction Carolyn Peeler


Judges’ Choice


People’s Choice


Community Bank Staff Choice


Highly Commended

And a few words from our Winners…….

I don’t really know what to say. To be honest I wasn’t really expecting to win much or anything so to wake up and realise that I had was pretty cool. Apart from panicking about the fact that I suddenly forgot how to correctly enter my address and having to ask my parents if it was correct, this is something I have achieved all by myself. And to put my work out there for basically anyone to see is really not something I would have seen myself doing. But against all my overthinking (and there was a lot ?), I took that step. And I got a reward. I didn’t come absolute first and that’s okay, I wasn’t in it to come first, I was just trying achieve something worthwhile. And I did. So I am happy. I guess that’s something to be proud of.
-Pearl Saurine, Judges’ U18 Runner Up


Delighted to receive your email and thanks for again providing the opportunity to be involved. The photos and calendars are always great and I have enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to be involved and to see all the entries, diverse, bright and colorful as always, online over lockdown.

Best Regards

– Carolyn Peeler, Highly Commended


Wow thank you so much for the awesome news! I’m am delighted! And I’m so happy to be able to share my photo with the community.

– Livinia Mace, People’s Choice Third


“It was so wonderful to see that one of our Cire students Dylan Schafter won the People’s Choice category in the Community Bank’s calendar competition. At just 16, he is already kicking goals to realising his dream to become an AFL sports photographer and his calendar success shows he is a talented all-rounder. ”

– Gus Seremetis, Cire CEO on Dylan Schafter People’s Choice Winner


When I received the email I was shocked to see how much support I had gotten from the community. For a few years now I have been entering this competition and I would never be awarded for being part of it. Winning to me means a lot as I’ve been interested in photography for a while and I would never be noticed for it till now which inspires me to continue my journey within photography. The main inspo behind Sunset Mountain was to capture what was once a day that had ended in a haze of beauty. Thank you all for the support much appreciated.

– Paige Harvey, People’s Choice Second


Thank you so much for your email. I’m delighted and honoured that the public and judges loved my photograph. That scene no longer exists as the recent storm took out most of the trees on that road. I’m so glad that my community will get to see it as it once was.

-Isabel Gathoni Kinyanji-Howard, Highly Commended

Wow thank you so much! I’m honoured to be recognised for the photo I submitted by the judges. I don’t actually have a printer at home so I’ll print the form off at work on Monday and send it through.

Thanks once again!

– Finn Saurine, Judges’ Choice Winner


Thanks again to Bendigo Bank, yourself and the team for the opportunity to participate in a fun and interesting community event.

I look forward to seeing the 2022 Calendar later in the year!!!

-Ray McMahon, Highly Commended


Thanks so much! I am very happy to have my photo published.

-Emily K Brown, Judges’ U18 Winner


So excited about winning!

-Rachel Flanagan, Yarra Junction Branch Staff Choice


Home school mum here haha!!

How exciting!! Thanks so much for the news. So happy to be a part of projects that showcase the beautiful place we live in.

-Heather Walker, Warburton Branch Staff Choice

We will announce the arrival of our 2022 Community Calendar Competition in branch, here and on our Facebook page

at: https://www.facebook.com/communitybankwarburtonyarrajunction

Our Twelve awarded photographs will make up our Community Calendar for 2022.

Expected arrival late November 2021


Celebrating our Tenth Year! My Upper Yarra, My Beautiful Community