Residents to help capture Brisbane’s Green Heart

Brisbane residents are being encouraged to explore our city’s creative talent and cast their vote as part of the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council had received 189 entries in this year’s competition, which aimed to recognise the keen eye of our city’s photographers while celebrating our clean, green and sustainable city.

“The Green Heart Photography Competition recognises creative and inspiring images captured by Brisbane residents, which also illustrate sustainability in Brisbane and encourage residents to think clean and green,” Cr Quirk said.

“Entrants were required to get snapping and describe how their image entry encourages residents and visitors to protect and enhance Brisbane’s natural environment by making sustainable choices in daily life.

“We had a great response with a high calibre of submissions as part of this year’s competition, and now it’s up to the public to vote for their favourite image from a selection of 30 finalists.

“People can vote online for their favourite image until 24 October, and one lucky voter will even win a trip to Tangalooma Island Resort, just by voting!”

Winners will be selected from three categories including primary school. Secondary school and open category, with a range of prizes up for grabs:
• Overall winner – family overnight getaway package for two adults and two children at Tangalooma Island Resort
• Category winners – family day getaway package for two adults and two children at Tangalooma Island Resort
• Category runners up – camera and equipment gift vouchers to the value of $100
• Voters prize – a randomly-selected voter will also win a family day getaway package for two adults and two children at Tangalooma Island Resort.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony as part of QPAC’s Green Jam on Friday 27 October, with the finalist’s images presented to the community as part of a roaming exhibition.

“The roaming gallery will be on display at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha from 6 to 17 November, The Pod Brunswick Street Mall from 18 to 27 November, Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre from 28 November to 19 December, the Brisbane Square Library from 20 December to 2 February, and Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley from 2 to 26 February.

To vote, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888
[Ends] 16 OCTOBER, 2017