'Wild About Shellharbour' Photography Competition


In celebration of Earth Hour, Shellharbour City Council is launching a new ‘Wild About Shellharbour’ nature photography competition.


Earth Hour is an international event where at 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March people switch off their lights in a symbolic gesture to show the need for stronger climate action.


The Wild About Shellharbour photography competition supports the 2018 Earth Hour theme of #connect2earth, which encourages people to connect with and celebrate their natural environment.


The competition encourages the community to explore their local natural environment and take photos in Shellharbour City that:


• Showcase native plants and animals like Illawarra Flame Trees and Willy Wagtails.


• Tell a story about connecting to Shellharbour’s natural environment, such as people bushwalking, children playing in a natural area, or residents planting native trees. 


• Celebrate Shellharbour’s beautiful beaches and waterways, like Bass Point and Lake Illawarra. 


More than $2200 worth of prizes are up for grabs thanks to sponsorship from Stocklands Shellharbour, PhotoMart and Shellharbour City Council’s nursery.


There are two categories - 17 years and under; and 18 years and over. Entry is open from 24 March until 8 May 2018.


For the competition rules and entry form visit: www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/wildaboutshellharbour or email sustainability@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au or call Council’s Environment team on 4221 6111.


Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008