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New signs for Bli Bli

By Ed Hackenberg

GARY Guest snapped hundreds of photos to find the image that best represented Bli Bli.

This was in hope of winning a competition to have his photographic work on display for everyone to see when they drive into Bli Bli.

The contest saw a number of outstanding nominations received from amateur and professional photographers from across the Sunshine Coast and abroad.

The winning shot, unveiled a week ago, is a panoramic view of the Sunshine Castle and the bridge over the Maroochy River.

Undoubtedly this is one the most iconic spots in the river community and now the breathtaking photo is on show on three routes into the quaint community.

Bli Bli Community Association president Chris Baker said finding an image that encapsulated the beauty of Bli Bli was not an easy task. After all the town boasted a number of attractions including the Maroochy River, stunning wetlands, strawberry fields, cane land, views to Mt Coolum as well as man-made attractions such as the Sunshine Castle and the cable ski park.

The competition was judged by the Bli Bli Community Association, Sunshine Coast Council and Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Mr Guest, 63, of Wow Effect, said photography was his passion and the signs recognised the work he put in to achieve beautiful shots.

The old Bli Bli welcome signs will be preserved, with one of the signs to be put on display in the Bli Bli community hall.

Gary Guest, Cr Stephen Robinson and Bli Bli Community Association president Chris Baker

Kristy MUIR | 18th Oct 2014 6:00 AM – Sunshine Coast Daily.

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