Crop of image by Tim MacTaggart, open category winner, 2021 Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards

Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards is an annual photographic competition open to anyone who lives, works, or studies in Brisbane. This year we asked entrants to snap a photo of something that shows how their local Brisbane life just keeps getting better.

Entries for 2021 closed on Wednesday 11 August 2021.

This year we received an unprecedented number of entries and we'd like to thank each and every person who entered for helping us celebrate our strong and beautiful city lifestyle through your eyes.

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2021 winners

The Lord Mayor is pleased to announce the following entrants as Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards 2021 winners.

You can view images at their submitted size in our 'Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards 2021' album on Council's Flickr account.


Arboretum fog: I took this photo one dawn of a keen walker disappearing into the mist at the Sherwood Arboretum.

Suburb: Sherwood
Prize: $5000


Wynnum Creek at sunrise: A fiery sunrise illuminates the boats at low tide along Wynnum Creek.

Suburb: Wynnum
Prize: $2000

Open category 2nd runner-up
charles eddy

Little waterbender: This is my son living his best Bayside life at the Wynnum Whale Park earlier this year.

Suburb: Wynnum
Prize: $1000

Student category winner
tsubasa jumonji

Brisbane 2032, Olympics: Foggy Brisbane with reflections on Brisbane River.

Suburb: Brisbane City
Prize: $1500

Social media category winner
chi wai lui

Future of Brisbane: A snapshot of construction work at Brisbane CBD.

Suburb: Brisbane City
Prize: $1500

LaVonne Bobongie Award category winner
Nicole heron

Learning to walk together: She grows up walking in footprints of parents who now leave no more footprints to follow. Yet still she walks because footprints now follow her.

Suburb: South Brisbane
Prize: $1500

Green Heart category winner
Jeffrey xiaosheng chen

The tree of life: Came across this tree in Drewvale and was really moved by its blooming of life.

Suburb: Drewvale
Prize: $1500

Vote now

From the incredible number of entries received this year, the following 25 photos have been shortlisted and are therefore eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

It is now up to you to vote for the photo you feel best captures how local Brisbane life just keeps getting better. Simply click on your favourite photo below to cast your vote. The image with the most votes received at the end of the voting period will win the People’s Choice Award.

Voting closes at 4pm on Thursday 7 October 2021. The winner will be announced at the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 20 October 2021.


What you need to know

Categories and prizes

Find out more about this year's categories and the eight cash prizes that have been awarded to winners.

Terms and conditions

Read the terms and conditions for the 2021 Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards

Last updated: 8 September 2021