Get snapping for the World Environment Day 2021 Photo Competition

Get snapping for the World Environment Day 2021 Photo Competition

4 June 2021

Opens: Saturday 5 June 2021
Closes: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Pick up your camera and start snapping the natural beauty of the Southern Downs. To celebrate 2021 World Environment Day, Southern Downs Regional Council is calling all budding photographers to submit creative images that depict this year’s theme, Ecosystem Restoration.

With a focus on valuing our precious ecosystems, photo subjects could include enhancing habitat, growing trees, greening towns, rewilding gardens or looking after our reserves, rivers and creeks.

A Council spokesperson said the photo competition was a prime opportunity for the community to consider the health of our ecosystems and the importance of protecting them as part of World Environment Day on Saturday 5 June.                                  

“Caring for our environment is everyone's responsibility. Council is committed to delivering a sustainable future which includes maintaining a healthy environment for people to live, work, play and stay,” the spokesperson said.

“This competition seeks photographs that motivate, educate or move audiences to engage in valuing, protecting and enhancing ecosystems in our local environment.

“So get snapping and capture the perfect picture of an ecosystem that you value!”

Images can be a landscape with or without wildlife or people, could contain clean energy alternatives, environmental recreation, or interactions between humans and urban or natural landscapes. All images must be taken within the Southern Downs local government area.

The top three entries will each receive a $100 “Why Leave Town” shopping voucher for either Warwick or Stanthorpe. The winning photo will feature in Council’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy and be recognised publicly.

The competition ties in with development of the Southern Downs Environmental Sustainability Strategy which reflects community and Council aspirations for sustaining our quality of life while identifying actions to value our water, our nature, reducing our footprint and building economic resilience.

Terms and conditions, entry form and photo specifications are available at World Environment Day 2021 - Southern Downs Regional Council (

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