In 2021 we asked Lord Mayor's Photographic Award entrants to snap a photo of something that showed how their local Brisbane life just keeps getting better.

View the winning images from  the Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards 2021 below. Alternatively, view images at their submitted size in our 'Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards 2021' album on Council's Flickr account.

OPEN CATEGORY WINNER
TIM MACTAGGART

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

Suburb: Sherwood
Prize: $5000

OPEN CATEGORY 1st RUNNER-UP
MEGAN CASTRISOS

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

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

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

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER
RITA LAM

Family face masks: Washing and air-drying face masks in the backyard has become part of my daily life. COVID-19 has changed our way of living.

Suburb: Sunnybank
Prize: $1500

Last updated: 10 May 2022

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