Shellharbour City Council residents are invited to enter photos taken in the Shellharbour region that showcase native wildlife, landscapes and native plants, or celebrate the beauty of our beaches and waterways. You can enter online now, until 11.59pm, Sunday 12 May 2019.

Themes for this year's competition are:

  • Native wildlife – Images that focus on Australian native wildlife (e.g. Kookaburras, Peron’s Tree Frog, Echidna). Exotic species from overseas will not be eligible (e.g. European honeybees, Monarch butterfly)
  • Landscapes and native plants – Images that focus on landscapes in the Shellharbour area and include some Australian native plants, or an image focusing on a native plant/s (e.g. Australian gum trees, bottlebrushes)
  • Beaches and waterways – Images that celebrate an aspect of our local beaches and waterways (e.g. Shellharbour South Beach, Killalea Lagoon, Lake Illawarra on the Shellharbour side)

Prizes for 18 years and over age category

  • First prize in each theme is a 20 x 30 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart, and 4 hours of photography tuition in a small group tour with click walk learn photography
  • Second prize in each theme is a 16 x 24 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart, and 4 hours of photography tuition in a small group tour with click walk learn photography

Prizes for 17 years and under age category

  • First prize in each theme is a 20 x 30 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart, and a half day mentoring session with Kramer Photography
  • Second prize in each theme is a 16 x 24 inch canvas print of your winning image professionally printed by PhotoMart and a $100 cash prize

People Choice award

  • Most popular photo voted at the awards night wins a $50 Shellharbour City Council nursery voucher

All entrants are invited to a special awards night from 6pm on Thursday 6 June 2019 in celebration of World Environment Day.

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Environment Team
Phone: 
02 4221 6111
Last updated : Wed 10 Apr 2019