Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition

The Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition challenges Brisbane residents to get outdoors and capture creative, emotive and inspiring images of our natural environment. This year we want to see how you interpret the theme ‘Green Brisbane’.

We're creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane, with more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great. The Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition is one of the many ways we're doing this. 

How to enter

Entries are now open.

To enter, complete the online form.

You can also submit your photo on Instagram using #mygreenbne2019. Please note, your entry will only count if you also complete the online form.

All entrants will need to provide a short statement explaining how their image represents the theme ‘Green Brisbane’.

Entries close at 5pm on Sunday 22 September 2019.

View the terms and conditions.

Theme: ‘Green Brisbane’

This year’s theme puts our unique natural landscapes, flora and fauna in focus and highlights the importance of keeping Brisbane clean and green. 

Capture our natural environments, scenery and wildlife through your environmentally focused lens and show us your ‘Green Brisbane’.


The categories include:

  • primary school ages (5-11 years)
  • secondary school ages (12-18 years)
  • open (5 years and over).


Fantastic prizes are on offer in this year's competition including a family getaway and camera prize packs.

One randomly selected voter will win a Story Bridge Adventure Climb for two.

Thank you to our sponsors Camera Pro and Story Bridge Adventure Climb.


A panel of judges will select 30 finalists' images for public voting.

Voting will open on Wednesday 9 October and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Winners will be announced on Friday 1 November at QPAC’s Green Jam

Finalists’ exhibition

Finalists' images will be exhibited at QPAC until Friday 8 November 2019 and at Brisbane City Hall from 15 November-6 December 2019.

2018 awards

Looking for inspiration? Last year's competition highlighted the theme 'Colours of Brisbane'. You can view the finalists' images in the slideshow below.

Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition 2018

Alternatively, you can view the images in the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition finalists album in Council’s Flickr account.

More information

For any questions regarding the competition, email the Green Heart team.

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Last updated:3 September 2019
Topics: green