About the 2017 awards

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

The Photographic Awards invite 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

2017 Winning Entries

People's Choice winner

Backyard Bliss

Jerri-lee Leslie | This is an image of my friend and housemate Maddy. We spent the afternoon dancing, creating and throwing colours around together in our little Brisbane backyard.

Open winner

Spring Hill Baths

Cieran Murphy | Brisbane based, Freelance Photographer. Specialising in Lifestyle, Architectural and Landscape Photography. Born in England, living in Brisbane on and off f...

Tertiary winner

Foggy Morning at Mt Coot-tha

Pran Kositthanakorn | Mt Cootha putting on a show, like always, it doesn't disappoint.