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World Environment Day 2021

Photographic Competition

Opens: 5 June 2021              Closes: 30 June 2021

World Environment Day is held each year on the 5th June. This year’s theme is Ecosystem Restoration. This can take many forms such as enhancing habitat, growing trees, greening towns, rewilding gardens, or looking after our reserves, rivers and creeks.

To celebrate World Environment Day 2021, Council is calling for entries which showcase the natural beauty of the Southern Downs Region. This competition is seeking photographs that motivate, educate or move audiences to engage in valuing, protecting and enhancing ecosystems in our local environment. Images can be a landscape with or without wildlife or people, or could contain pictures of wildlife, clean energy alternatives, environmental recreation or interactions between humans and urban or natural landscapes. 

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.  Council is currently developing the Southern Downs Environmental Sustainability Strategy which will clarify Council’s commitment to sustainability, reflecting 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

  • The competition is open to all residents within the Southern Downs Regional Council area. 
  • All images must be taken within the Southern Downs Local Government area.
  • Photographs must be submitted with a title and a brief explanation (up to 150 words) of how your photo will motivate, educate or move audiences to engage in valuing, protecting and enhancing ecosystems in our local environment.
  • Entry is free and is open to all ages (under 18's will need parental or guardian consent)
  • All photographic entries must be submitted with a completed Competition Entry form.
  • Photographs are to be provided digitally and can be in either .jpg, .tif or png formats. Minimum file size is 5MB and a maximum of 10MB.
  • Southern Downs Regional Council reserves the right to reproduce the submitted photographs for the purposes of promoting the competition and for any future sustainability initiatives. All photos will be used with credit.

Judging and prize pool

  • Entries will be judged by a panel comprised of Councillors and/or Council staff.
  • The top three entries will each receive a $100 “Why Leave Town” shopping voucher for either Warwick or Stanthorpe (winners choice). 
  • The winning photo will be featured in Council’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy document and will be recognized publicly.

Entry form

The competition entry form can be completed online and saved as a file. This completed document must be attached to the email when submitting your chosen photograph.

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