Cameras at the ready – the Nature Photography Competition is back!

Published on 06 April 2021

Councillor Donna Kirkland taking photo

Entries are now open for the 2021 Rockhampton Regional Council Nature Photography Competition, with local shutterbugs being called on to showcase the natural beauty of our area.

Supporting a Better Environment Portfolio Spokesperson Councillor Donna Kirkland said the previous entries to this competition are a testament not only to the talented budding and professional photographers out there, but to the stunning landscapes across the region.

“I am always so impressed by the calibre of entries we receive each year.  We have proudly included many of them in our corporate documents and promotional material, so it is great exposure for our local photographers and a wonderful way to showcase our Region,” Cr Kirkland said.

“Whether you’re a budding photographer, a passionate nature enthusiast or simply have your camera phone at the ready, this competition is for anyone who lives in the Rockhampton Region.

“We have five different categories, including one for under 18s, and there are prizes in each one.

“Last year we saw some absolutely stunning images, from beautiful sunset vistas to tiny delicate flowers in spectacular detail.

“We know that for many, experiencing such a difficult year meant tuning in with nature for some perspective and reflection.

“This year, we can’t wait to see even more entries of people really connecting with nature and expressing what that means to them.”

Entries close 5pm Friday 14 May 2021 with category winners announced to celebrate World Environment Day 2021. Entry is free.

Nature Photography Competition Categories

The competition has five categories which you could enter. All entries must be submitted within the competition conditions of entry found on the entry form.

  1. Connecting with nature (open to all ages)
  2. Celebrating our natural landscapes (open to all ages)
  3. Showcasing our native flora and fauna (open to all ages)
  4. Budding young photographer (under 18 years of age)
  5. Professional (over 18 years of age)

For more details on the categories and rules please visit

View the 2020 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's 2020 Nature Photography Competition Facebook album.