Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards 2019
The 2019 Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards invited budding Brisbane photographers to get snap happy and submit their favourite photo to celebrate Brisbane’s lifestyle, people and places.
Entries for the Open and Student categories opened on Wednesday 10 July and closed on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Category winners were announced by the Lord Mayor on Wednesday 28 August 2019.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award opened on Wednesday 28 August and closed on Wednesday 25 September 2019. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced on Friday 4 October.
The winners of the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards 2019 were:
Open category winner
Simultaneous moonrise and sunset over the Brisbane river. Demonstrating Brisbane's wonderful environment, the beautiful Brisbane river, excellent ferries, and nice weather.
Location: St Lucia
Open category first runner up
Crowd surfing at Brisbane most iconic venue. Demonstrating the city's vibrant nightlife represented here at the iconic Tivoli. Live music experiences such as this and events like BIGSOUND and Brisbane Festival have contributed to Brisbane's international reputation. At a time where venues are closing in other major capital cities Brisbane grows bigger and brighter.
Location: Fortitude Valley
Open category second runner up
Chi Wai Lui
A snapshot taken at South Bank. I was attracted to the colour and direction of light.
Location: South Bank
Student category winner
Tobias Moore (Queensland University of Technology)
You'd have never guessed that this is in the middle of suburbia. Mount Gravatt is the best view of the city on the Southside.
Location: Mt Gravatt
Social Media Category winner
The Story Bridge right before dawn breaks, lights still on with no one in sight. The day is about to begin. This image shows the beauty of the city at night. It also acknowledges the level of safety I feel as an individual living in the city.
Location: Howard Smith Wharves
People’s Choice Award winner
If you are looking at this image from a distance, it looks like thousands of stars in the sky. However, the truth is - it’s a water reflection. The stars are the grain particles of the road and the Milky Way effect is the sunlight. Sometimes the most ordinary thing in Brisbane can be made extraordinary, so let's get out and explore more of the Brisbane.