Nature Photography Competition

RRC Nature-Photography-Competition

Our region is home to some beautiful and unique natural assets! Have you snapped some great photos while you were out in nature or at home in your own backyard? Whether you’re a budding photographer, a passionate nature enthusiast or simply have your camera phone at the ready, this competition is for you!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Nature Photo Competition! You can view the shortlisted entries and winning images in the 2021 Nature Photography Competition album on Council’s Facebook page.

Competition Details 

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 within the Rockhampton Regional Council area. Entry is free and category champions win prizes! All entries must be submitted within the competition conditions of entry found on the entry form.

The competition has five categories which you could enter:

  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)

Entries to Council's Nature Photography Competition 2021 closed Friday 14th May 2021. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Previous Nature Photography Competitions 

View the 2021 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's Nature Photography Competition 2021 Facebook album.
View the 2020 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's Nature Photography Competition 2020 Facebook album.
View the 2019 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's Nature Photography Competition 2019 Facebook album.
View the 2018 shortlisted and winning entries on Council's Nature Photography Competition 2018 Facebook album.