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Caring for our Environment Photo Competition

Thanks to everyone who entered the Caring for our Environment photo competition! Entries have now closed, and the hard task of judging has begun!

Photos will be scored by our volunteer panel including representatives from our sponsors as well as members from the Hobart Photographic Society.

The People’s Choice Award will be decided by voting in this NRM South Facebook album. The winner will be the photo with the most “likes” and you can “like” as many photos as you want.  Only “likes” made on photos in the NRM South album will be counted though (i.e. if you share the album, please ask your friends to like photo/s directly in the NRM South album, not on your shared post.)

People’s Choice voting closes 12 noon on Monday 1st May, so get liking and make sure you share with your friends too!

I hope you will be able to join us on Friday 12th May as we announce the winners and launch the photo exhibition during our National Volunteer Week celebration. See further details here: National Volunteer Week Celebration


Photo Competition is now closed

Following on from the hugely successful 2016 photo competition, NRM South and City of Hobart Bushcare are once again inviting our community of nature-loving photographers to capture an image that celebrates the different ways that we all care for our environment; whether you are a volunteer who regularly devotes “the first Sunday of every month” to your local working bee, or whether you take it upon yourself to pick up rubbish from your school grounds or whenever you visit the beach with your family – it all makes a huge difference in helping to protect and enhance our natural environment for the benefit of all.

The theme “Caring for our Environment” is open to interpretation, and we encourage creativity!  It might be a snap from your regular working bee removing weeds, showcasing management practices that are looking after the land, a picture of native wildlife taking advantage of a refuge that is maintained by volunteers, or finding the magic in a native garden planted in your community.

Along with your photo, you just need to write a short paragraph (100 words or less) that explains why the image you’ve submitted represents ‘Caring For Our Environment’.

Before submitting your entry, please make sure you refer to the terms and conditions, available to download here.

It’s free to enter, you can enter as many times as you like, and there will be some great prizes up for grabs! Send in your images, captions and personal details (name, phone number, suburb, age if youth, and which category you’re entering) to:

Prizes include:

  • A 3 hour cruise for 2 adults with Penniccott Wilderness Journeys – Value $270
  • A 3-hour Wellington Wanders ‘Ferns, Fungi & Waterfalls’ Photography Tuition with Shutterbug Walkabouts for 1 or 2 participants – Value $390
  • Sonia Singh from Tree Change Dolls will visit the school of the winning Primary School student to demonstrate how she gives discarded dolls “make-unders” and new life as a Tree Change Doll!
  • A family pass to Bonorong Sanctuary – value $77
  • A pass to the UTas Gym
  • Vouchers from Plants of Tasmania Nursery
  • Book vouchers
  • And many more! (Prizes will be listed here as they are confirmed)

If you’re selected as a finalist, your photo will be printed and displayed at the Sustainability Learning Centre in a temporary exhibition launched during Volunteer Week celebrations on Friday the 12th of May.

The categories are as follows:

  • Junior Award (Kinder – Grade 12)
  • UTAS CARES Award (University of Tasmania students)
  • General Carer Award (Open age)
  • People’s Choice (via Facebook)

This competition is organised by NRM South, in collaboration with City of Hobart Bushcare, and has been made possible through support from the City of Hobart and Australian Government funding as part of the National Landcare Programme, and also through the generous support of our sponsors.

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