Nature Photography Competition

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Calling all Rockhampton Region shutterbugs! Whether you are a budding photographer, passionate nature enthusiast or just a bit snap happy - this competition is for you. Capture imaginative and inspiring photographs of the Rockhampton Region’s amazing local environment and enter them into the Nature Photography Competition. This competition is open to all residents of the Rockhampton Regional Council area.

The Nature Photography Competition opened Monday 1st April 2019 and closed Friday 10th May 2019

View the 2019 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's Nature Photography Competition Facebook album.

Entries to the competition were exhibited to celebrate World Environment Day throughout June at Rockhampton Regional Library and the Rockhampton Show.

About the Nature Photography Competition Categories

Capture imaginative and inspiring photographs of the Rockhampton Region’s amazing local environment and enter them into the Nature Photography Competition.The competition has five categories which you could enter. Please note that a maximum of three (3) images per category may be submitted by any one entrant. The same image cannot be entered in more than one category. All entries must be submitted within the competition conditions of entry found on the entry form. View and download the Nature Photography Competition Entry Form under the Other section on Council's Customer Forms page.

  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)

Category Details

1. Connecting with nature (open to all ages)

Images that capture the intricate relationship between people and our natural environment. Photographs must depict one or more of the following:

  • People participating in nature recreation activities such as bushwalking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing, water sports, fishing or relaxing with family and friends
  • People participating in nature based activities such as tree planting, land management or conservation activities
  • People working in natural environments
  • Links between nature and our built environment

Category Prize: Grand Champion receives $250 plus prize pack.

2. Celebrating our natural landscapes (open to all ages)

Images that celebrate our unique natural assets, breathtaking backdrops and inspire the phrase "how’s the serenity".

Photographs must depict one or more of the following:

  • Views of (or from) your favourite natural destination
  • Our local natural areas, bushland and national parks
  • Our local waterways, wetlands and geological features
  • Natural scenes, colours and textures

Category Prize: Grand Champion receives $250 plus prize pack.

3. Showcasing our native flora and fauna (open to all ages)

Enter images that showcase our native plants and capture wildlife in their natural habitat. Photographs must depict one or more of the following:

  • Native plants within the Rockhampton Regional Council Local Government Area
  • Native animals within the Rockhampton Regional Council Local Government Area
  • Habitats of native animals within the Rockhampton Regional Council Local Government Area

Category Prize: Grand Champion receives $250 plus prize pack.

4. Budding young photographer (under 18 years of age)

Up and coming photographers can enter images that celebrate nature in our local area. Photographs must depict one or more of the following:

  • People connecting with nature
  • Celebrating our unique natural assets and landscapes
  • Showcasing our native plants or animals in their natural habitat

Category Prize: Up to three Champions sharing total $250 prize pool plus prize packs.

5. Professional Photographer (over 18 years of age)

Professional photographers can enter images that celebrate nature in our local area. Photographs must depict one or more of the following:

  • People connecting with nature
  • Celebrating our unique natural assets and landscapes
  • Showcasing our native plants or animals in their natural habitat

Category Prize: Grand Champion receives $250 plus prize pack.

Nature Photography Competition 2019 

View the 2019 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's Nature Photography Competition Facebook album.

Nature Photography Competition 2019 winners:

  • Connecting with Nature Category: “Evening light” by Russel Prothero
  • Celebrating our Natural Landscapes Category: “Wetland” by Tian Long
  • Showcasing our Native Flora and Fauna Category: “Great catch” by Karen Lingard
  • Budding Young Photographer Category: “Sunset spiderweb” by Alexya Yarrow and
    “Bird in the mirror” by Mae Robinson
  • Professional Category: “Sunset reflections on the Fitzroy” by Jasmine Mick

Nature Photography Competition 2018 

View the 2018 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's Nature Photography Competition Facebook album.

Nature Photography Competition 2018 winners:

  • Connecting with Nature Category: “Nature’s Playground” by Hayley Williamson
  • Celebrating our Natural Landscapes Category: “Afterglow” by Russell Prothero
  • Showcasing our Native Flora and Fauna Category: “Coming Home” by Rex Boggs
  • Professional Photographer Category: “Murray Lagoon Sunset” by Madelyn Holmes
  • Budding Young Photographer Category: “Rainbow over Water” by Trent Lindemann and
    “Green Bushland” by Claudia Brooks