We put the call out for photos capturing the unique beauty of the Illawarra – and you answered.
The Illawarra Mercury’s photography competition received 570 entries before it closed on August 18.
Now, we’ve narrowed the field to the top 42 reader images – click through the gallery above to take a look.
The winner will be announced on Friday.
The major prize winner will receive a night at Novotel Wollongong in a suite for two with breakfast (valued at $629).
Two runners-up will receive a large professional print on canvas from Big Vision Print.