Get snapping and tell the story of Our Sunshine Coast
  • Friday 09 March 2018
Bulcock Beach

Entries are now open for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Photography Award, Our Sunshine Coast, with an exciting prize pool of $8000 on offer.

Launched today, the Sunshine Coast Council competition is inviting local photographers to use their skills and passion to celebrate the story of the Coast’s distinct environments through the lens of a camera.

Following on from the success of previous Environment Photography Awards, Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the awards were also a great opportunity to build understanding of the themes within the Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017.

“Through this prize we aim to highlight the environment, liveability, sustainability and resilience of the Sunshine Coast, in a visual display that everyone can relate to,” Cr McKay said.

“An exciting component of the Photography Award program will involve up to 25 finalist artworks in the Our Sunshine Coast roaming outdoor exhibition to be hosted in multiple locations across the Sunshine Coast.

“This will enable opportunities for many people of all ages and interests to view the photographs – essentially seeing the region through someone else’s eyes – and help build their awareness and understanding of the amazing place in which we live.”


$8000 prize pool

Open category                                 

Winner                                                $2500

Runner up                                           $1000

Highly commended (up to 4)              $500

High School category                     

Winner                                                $700 (gift voucher)

Runner up                                           $200 (gift voucher)

Junior Primary category                  $500 (gift voucher)

Runner up                                           $100 (gift voucher)

People’s Choice                                $1000

The ‘Our Sunshine Coast’ exhibition will tour our region, with locations including Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Cotton Tree Esplanade Park, and others

Visit the Sunshine Coast Council website for further information and to enter. Entries close on May 14, 2018.

 Image from the 2017 awards: Bulcock Beach by Simon Beedle