Environment and Liveability Photography Award finalists announced

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Winning photo from 2016 Environment Photography Awards

From a record number of entries, Sunshine Coast Council today announced the 33 finalists vying for $8000 in prizes in the 2018 Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Photography Award competition, “Our Sunshine Coast”.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said she was delighted to reveal the finalist images – predominantly from local artists – chosen from more than 1000 entries.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the number as well as the calibre of images entered this year with 454 individual photographers sharing what they love about the Sunshine Coast to help build understanding of the themes within our Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017,” Cr McKay said.

“Following on from the success of previous Environment Photography Awards, the prize aims to highlight the environment, liveability, sustainability and resilience of the Sunshine Coast, in a visual display that everyone can relate to.”

The finalist images will be showcased in the ‘Our Sunshine Coast’ exhibition touring the region later this year, with locations including Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Cotton Tree Esplanade Park, and others.

The schedule details will be on council’s website soon.

The winners’ announcement and ceremony is to be held fittingly alongside the current Wildflower Women II: Art, Environment and Activism exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery on Friday, June 15 from 9am to 10am with morning tea to follow.

Widely acclaimed photographer, Steve Parish will select and announce the winners.

2018 Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Photography Award Finalists

· Open (21 finalists): Winner – $2500, Runner-up – $1000, Highly commended (up to four) – $500  
Alycia Rubulis - Coolum Beach
Rachel Anning - Kings Beach    
Raymond Balck - Alexandra Headland
Lynn Barbera - Point Arkwright
Ian Beaton - Mapleton
Shanna Bignell - Belli Park
Michael Boucher - Currimundi
Jack Brownlee - Peregian Springs
Jason Cassidy - Golden Beach
Marlee Currie - Coolum Beach
Simon Drew - Mooloolaba
Peter Evans - Buderim
Dan Hayward - Coolum Beach
Rene Liniger - Mooloolaba
Rick Monk - Buderim
Tyrone Partington - Caloundra
Raoul Slater - Pomona
Jack Tindall - Buddina
Sylvia Wallis - Tewantin
Nicky Weise - Buderim
Dave Wilcock - Peregian Springs          

· High School (eight finalists): Winner – $700 gift voucher, Runner-up – $200 gift voucher.
Dean Claydon - Kings Beach
Ethan Farquharson - Battery Hill
Oliver Holmes – 2 images - Currimundi
Lakeisha Hopper - Kawana Island
Mayah Kanigowski - Kuluin
Riley Thomson - Moffat Beach
Keely Ugarte-Manning - Diddillibah

· Primary School (four finalists): Winner – $500 gift voucher, Runner-up – $100.
Bodhi Kliese - Mooloolabah                                                                
Cooper Rocker - Bellmere
Alex Roper - Little Mountain
Sam Williams - Moffat Beach

· People’s Choice: Winner - $1000
TBC - You decide!

The Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017 provides long-term strategic direction to shape the region by guiding growth and delivering transformational change required to maintain a healthy environment and liveable Sunshine Coast in 2041 for future generations.

The finalists’ works are all available to view on council’s website.

Winning photo from 2016 Environment Photography Awards

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