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 Tuesday 3rd April 2018 and has now closed. 

Thank you to all of our local shutterbugs and congratulations to the following 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 Category: “Murray Lagoon Sunset” by Madelyn Holmes
Budding Young Photographer Category: “Rainbow over Water” by Trent Lindemann and
“Green Bushland” by Claudia Brooks

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

Entries to the competition are also exhibited to celebrate World Environment Day throughout June at Rockhampton Regional Library - 28 May -16 June, Rockhampton Show - 13-15 June and the For Lease Space in Kern Arcade - 18-28 June.

About the Nature Photography Competition 2018 Categories

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.

  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.