You don’t need fancy equipment to win a photography prize – even your phone could do the trick.

The 16th annual Enviroplan Photographic Competition will open for entries from World Environment Day, June 5, with a share in cash prizes available in different categories.

Entering the awards has been made even easier, with pictures captured on camera or smartphone able to be submitted via a new user-friendly website to upload entries, or through Instagram.

Conservation and Environment Committee Chairperson Councillor Kerry Silver said Instagram was included for the first time in 2017, and had proven popular with a high number of entries.

“The Enviroplan Photographic Competition is about encouraging people to explore our incredible outdoor areas and conservation estates to help promote the natural wonders of Ipswich,” she said.

“Every year we see stunning shots from very talented photographers, with student and adult categories hotly contested.

“Some people have great camera equipment, but many people exploring our conservation estates just carry a mobile phone.

“I would encourage people to get snapping and enter their best pictures – no matter what sort of camera was used.”

Categories include native wildlife, native plants, natural landscapes, people in nature, plus kids and teens categories and a special ‘photo of the month’ competition on Instagram.

Enter the competition

Entries open June 5, 2018. Terms and conditions for website and Instagram entries at enviroplanphotocomp.com.au

2017 finalist gallery
2017 Instagram entry gallery