National Volunteer Week Photo Competition

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, age if youth, and which category you’re entering) to:

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 competition is open now and you’ve got until April 18 to get your entries in.

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)

Please feel free to share the photo competition flyer through your networks click to download PDF flyer. click to download PDF flyer.

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.