Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the competition encourages residents to explore and celebrate their local natural environment.
“Photographs showcasing our local native plants and animals, beaches and waterways, can be a valuable way to promote care for our local environment,” Cr Saliba said.
“The Wild About Shellharbour Photography Competition is providing a new opportunity for residents to showcase their nature photography skills. I encourage all residents with a keen eye for photography to enter the competition.”
Photographs can be entered into one of the three categories - native wildlife, landscapes and native plants, and beaches and waterways.
Shellharbour City Council residents enter the 17 years and under, or 18 years and over categories to go in the running for over $3500 worth of prizes.
Sponsorship and prizes have been generously provided by local businesses including professionally printed canvases of the winning images from PhotoMart, photography mentoring sessions with Kramer Photography, and photography tuition with click walk learn photography (sic).
Entry is open until 12 May. An awards presentation will be held in celebration of World Environment Day, in June at the Shellharbour Civic Centre.