Well folks! You out did any expectation we could have ever had from our recent Get Snapping to Win photographic competition, and we can’t thank you enough.
We were definitely overwhelmed by the tremendous calibre of all 368 entries.
The images and captions submitted showcased the full scale of uses for a SkyMesh internet connection across rural and remote Australia.
They also touched on some of the enormous and catastrophic events of 2020, including the bushfires that tore through much of the south-east, and the impact of COVID19.
There were so many phenomenal entries with some very, very clever, well-thought-out captions that – to be honest – it was incredibly difficult for our judging panel to choose the Winners.
Choosing the Winners was linked to entries that:
Like I said, it was a tough call, but here are the official Winners.
CAPTION: SkyMesh enabling me to work from the farm during COVID isolation!
Congratulations to our Major Prize Winner, Sally Creber from Woorndoo in Victoria. Woorndoo had a population of 169 people in the last Census, and sits neatly between Ararat and Warrnambool at 72 kilometres in either direction.
This heart-warming image showed us what it means for Sally (and many, many of our clients) to have access to a reliable SkyMesh internet connection at her home during one of the toughest years on record.
According to Roy Morgan, COVID 19 has forced more than 4.3 million people (32 per cent of working Australians) into work-from-home situations.
The internet has played a crucial part in making that a feasible activity and this image from Sally tells that story beautifully for rural Australia.
What could be more rural Australian than a farmer working with their animals? So, in this case, it’s an abstract take on that, but we loved it at SkyMesh.
Great job thinking outside the box Sally!
CAPTION: Thanks to COVID and SkyMesh, I now get to work from home permanently! With a view like this, why would I want to work from an office building!
CAPTION: Down on the farm in the shed with few mates streaming on Zoom
CAPTION: During the fires we had no phones. The internet was the only way we had to let family know we were still alive. This is what we were looking at on New Years’ Eve.
CAPTION: Having SkyMesh installed has enabled our small speedway club to move into the 21st century. We have now moved to online electronic ticketing. Also, with the SkyMesh service, we can now engage with our fan base with live results from our electronic timing system and audio/video streams of some of our prestigious races.
Like I said, this was a very difficult competition to judge so we thought we’d show you the rest of the entries in the finalists list too.
CAPTION: SkyMesh gives me extra time to goat
CAPTION: I use SkyMesh to fly aeroplanes on-line with a group of flight-simmers who can be anywhere in the World. Without this service this would not be possible and as i am 82-years old I would not be able to pursue this wonderful hobby.
CAPTION: I work and live in a mine in the middle of the NT. SkyMesh is the reason I can keep some sanity back in camp at night! Thank you SkyMesh
CAPTION: Thanks to SkyMesh we can finally keep up with our city cousins and watch our favourite television shows anytime we like.
CAPTION: SkyMesh’s internet has meant that these three, have been able to study distance education whilst mum and dad study cattle prices!
CAPTION: Our SkyMesh nbn™ has allowed us to take our international music teaching online, and we’ve been visiting Scotland, Britain and Malaysia weekly to deliver our classes from rural New South Wales!
CAPTION: These are our children ready for the forefront that was heading towards us, only metres away. We shared this photo with all our family and friends to let them know we were ok and ready to take on the beast.
CAPTION: Share a crocing good time with family
Thank you again to everyone who got involved with this competition. We’ve jam-packed 2021 full of exciting opportunities to get involved and WIN at SkyMesh so watch this space for your next opportunity to play with us.