Get snapping and submit

Budding Brisbane photographers are invited to get snap happy and submit their favourite image that captures what they love about Brisbane for the 2019 Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards.

The competition celebrates Brisbane's stories through the lens and enables residents to get creative and reflect our energetic city in their own style.

Get snapping

Opening on 10 July, the photographic competition offers a range of categories that cater for all photo enthusiasts, from novices to professionals. Everyone is invited to share their favourite images that show what they love about Brisbane, with up to $14,000 in prize money up for grabs.

Whether you live, work or study in Brisbane, we are seeking your unique perspective on the city from every angle - from its unique character, to the hidden gems and local features that make our city great.

Captured by the lens

Previous winners of the Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards include a:

  • chance moment of street theatre (open category) by Joe Ruckli capturing bright and colourful street art in the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD)
  • dazzling image of beautiful lit up fig tree in the City Botanic Gardens by Zanti Jimenez (social media category)
  • starry night vista from the Mount Gravatt Lookout by Ryan Warwick (student cateogry)
  • natural sun-lit tree glow at night in Roma Street Parkland by Ping Wah Lam (People's Choice award).

Up for grabs

Prizes for the 2019 Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards fall under several categories, with six prizes on offer. The categories/awards and their prizes include:

  • open category winner - $5000
  • open category first runner-up - $2000
  • open category second runner-up - $1000
  • student category - $3000
  • People's Choice award - $2000
  • social media winner - $1000.

Get involved

Submissions for the 2019 competition open at 10am on Wednesday 10 July and close at 4pm on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

Entry is easy. You can enter via Instagram using the hashtag #LMPA2019, or by using the online submission form. Enter as many times as your like, however you must submit a new entry form for each entry.

Entries will be judged by a panel including Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, with the winning entries to be showcased in the Brisbane CBD.

Related information

  • Borrow a photography magazine from a Council library
  • Take your camera and snap away at at festival
  • Visit the beautiful Japanese Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha for photography inspiration.
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Last updated:24 October 2019
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