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Green Heart Photography Competition

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Win a prize by photographing a favourite piece of Brisba
Currently running until 29th October, the Brisbane City Council is holding a "Green Heart Photography Competition". The competition is open to anyone who has a camera and loves Brisbane. Entries are be of a high resolution image only (5Mb ) and must be your original work. Only Brisbane images are eligible for the competition. You can enter via the Brisbane City Council Facebook page #mygreenBNE.

Parks, Reserves, Bushland, Wetlands, Fun, Things to Do, Things to See, Free, Family, Photography, Beaches
Photo courtesy of Brisbane City Council Facebook Green Heart Photography Competition website


The top 50 photographs will go to a public vote from 2nd to 9th November to determine the major prize winner. The prize winner will be given a two-night getaway package to Tangalooma Island Resort. Voters will also have a chance to go into the draw to win a delicious picnic hamper delivered to their choice of location.

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Osprey Environmental Park


Brisbane is one of Australia's most biodiverse capital cities with an abundance of rich bushlands, wetlands, and parks in natural environments some close to the banks of the curving Brisbane River and waterways. Most suburbs have child and dog friendly parks or conservation areas set aside for their resident's enjoyment.

Parks, Reserves, Bushland, Wetlands, Fun, Things to Do, Things to See, Free, Family, Photography, Beaches
Trees can make very interesting photgraphs


This is a chance to show other Brisbanites your suburb's secret assets and treasure trove afternoon getaways. I have a fascination with trees and tend to take photographs of different types of trees or the unique way the tree has grown over its life span.

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Dog off-leash-parks in Brisbane


If you are looking for a particular type of park, the BCC website has a page set aside for parks in Brisbane. You may be looking for dog off-leash parks, active parks, alcohol, park facilities, botanic, camping or parks that are suitable for canoeing and kayaking and this website can assist you in choosing the area most suitable for your needs.

Another good website is the Department of Natural Parks, Sport and Racing, which lists such parks for activities such as horse riding, trail bike riding, permits, fishing, hiking, cycling, camping, camp fires etc.

Brisbane Wetlands can also provide great photo opportunities with native birds flocking to many areas. More information of places like Deagon Wetlands, Hemmant Quarry Reserve, Karawatha Forest Park, Boondall Wetlands, Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve can be found on the Brisbane City Council website.

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There are always plenty of boardwalks around the wetlands and reserves for strolling of capturing the best photo



Don't forget some of our beach suburbs like Manly, Wynnum, Southbank and Nudgee where the salt water meets the land and many go to feel the sand between their toes or the water on their feet.

There are so many beautiful areas around Brisbane that your biggest hurdle will be trying to decide which photograph to enter in the competition. So, now is the time to grab your camera, explore Brisbane and you will be surprised with the natural beauty Brisbane has to offer not only to the tourist but also to the resident as you become the ambassador to our beautiful city.

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Why? Enjoy your city outdoors, take a photograph and you may win a prize
When: 9 - 29 October 2015
Phone: Brisbane City Council Green Heart Photography Competition
Where: Anywhere around beautiful Brisbane
Cost: Free entry
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