Submissions closed

Voting for the People’s Choice Award opens on 27 July 2017.


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

People’s Choice Award voting

Online voting for the People’s Choice Award opens on 27 July 2017 until Sunday 20 August 2017.

View the 2017 People’s Choice Award Gallery online, at Brisbane City Hall or at Council’s Ekka stand in the Woolworths Pavilion from 11 August.

2016 Winning Entries

Open winner

Boys With Bat And Balloons

Karina Eastway | Two boys are struck by the effect of mist and sunlight in Brisbane's Roma Street Parklands.

Tertiary winner

The Trash Queen

Evelina Fietisova | The beauty of a light-filled old bus bursting with rubbish is captured.

People's Choice winner

Dream In Progress

Anshun He | A leisure seeker peacefully sunbathing in the background of the grand Brisbane City and cranes on the construction site.