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'Australian for Life' Assignment winners experience

03 February, 2011 | My Nikon Life | Comments


The winners of the ‘Australian for Life’ My Nikon Life assignment shellodgers (VIC winner), Ange (NT winner), MichaelShepherd (QLD winner), MalcolmEC (SA winner), nadapantle (WA winner), glefoe (NSW/ACT winner) and caseyjones (TAS winner), were all flown in to Sydney where they spent the day with the assignment judges and Nikon Ambassadors at Bondi Beach.

The winners were joined by two qualified Surf Life Savers, Nikon Ambassadors Mark Watson, Delly Carr and David Oliver, Nikon School Sydney Lecturer Morris McLennan and Australian swimming champion Geoff Huegill. Under the beautiful blue skies at one of the world’s most iconic beaches, each winner was presented with a brand new Nikon D3100 DSLR twin lens kit 18-55mm VR & 55-300mm VR and a voucher for Nikon School’s ‘Introduction to DSLR.

The lucky winners

shellodgers, Geoff Huegill, Ange, MichaelShepherd, MalcolmEC, nadapantle, Mark Watson, glefoe and caseyjones pose with their winning shots and two Surf Life Savers against the backdrop of Bondi’s famous waves.

Together with Nikon Ambassadors Delly Carr and David Oliver, Mark Watson took the winners on a photography tour around Bondi, where they got the chance to test their new gear.

The trip was great – the whole experience was great! Really enjoyed meeting the other contestants and photographers, as well as having lunch at Bondi Icebergs! Michael Shepherd

The Ambassadors and winners take a stroll along the Bondi to Bronte path.

Having never been to Bondi before, it was a great way to see & experience the beach, let alone a beautiful summers day to spend with the Nikon Ambassadors!

It was great to meet the winners from the other states, it’s not everyday you get to meet with people from all over the country who share your interests.

Spending time walking around Bondi Beach with Mark, David, Morris & Delly was a great way to pick up some tips & tricks from the professionals! Michelle Odgers

Lunch at the 'Iceberg'

Lunch at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Lunch was held at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, overlooking the ocean pool and surf at South Bondi. In a relaxed atmosphere with refreshing drinks, the Nikon ambassadors Mark, Delly and David shared their photography stories and happily answered seemingly endless questions about photography, gear, lighting…

At 4pm the happy winners and ambassadors gradually separated to start their journeys home.

More images about the winners’ exciting day at Bondi can be viewed here.


To read more about the Assignment and the winning entries, click here.

Check out Nikon’s latest assignment ‘Dressed to Impress?’ for a chance to win a one-day Editorial Fashion Photography Course (in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne) with renowned fashion photographer and Nikon School lecturer Christian Blanchard.

We are looking forward to see your entries.


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