Short Listed

Vote now for your favourite image. These 23 finalists have been short listed by the judges for the People’s Choice Award. See Terms and Conditions for further information about voting.

Voting closes Thursday 7 July 2016.
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Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards 2016

The Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards is an opportunity for you to become involved in Brisbane’s cultural life by celebrating images that reflect Brisbane’s creative lifestyle.

The Photographic Awards invite Australian photographers and photographic artists to submit original images that represent an expressive, energetic and enthusiastic Brisbane.

Cash prizes are awarded to category winners. The three categories and their cash prizes are:

  • Open - $10,000
  • Tertiary - $2000
  • People's Choice Award - $1000

Submissions for the 2016 competition are now closed.

Based on popular online vote, one image submitted to the Photographic Awards will be awarded the prize of People’s Choice Award.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open. Voting closes on Thursday 7 July.

2015 Open winner:
Junkyard Revelation

Colin Bushell
This photo was taken at the Ferny Grove Transfer Centre. A truck had just pushed a pile of rubbish to one side and created some dust. At that point the sun came out and beams burst through the ceiling fan vents, casting dramatic rays of light upon the rubbish below.

2015 Tertiary winner: Molecular

Carla Casado
Either if it's on their phones, or reading a book or a classic newspapers, Brisbanians usually choose Queen Street and the mall to have a break from their busy routines.

2015 People's Choice Winner: Springflare

Justin Ma
In October 2014, Brisbane hosted it's annual SpringFlare festival to celebrate the city's cultural diversity.
The festival brought together people from all walks of life with a day of music, performances, and of course lots and lots of colorful powder.
It was a fantastic and fun day for everyone who participated and a perfect way to cultivate the human spirit and bring together the people of Brisbane.