About the 2018 awards

The Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards (LMPA) is an opportunity for you to become involved in Brisbane’s cultural life by capturing moments that reflect our expressive, enthusiastic and energetic city.

In 2018, residents, students and emerging photographers have the opportunity to submit their original images of Brisbane’s unique characteristics, hidden gems and local features.

Categories and prizes

Categories and prizes:

There are three categories that you can enter.

  • Open category
  • Student category
  • Social Media Hashtag category.

There are six cash prizes awarded to winners.

  • Open category - $5000
  • Open category first runner-up - $2000
  • Open category second runner-up - $1000
  • Student category - $3000
  • People’s Choice Award - $2000
  • Social media winner - $1000.

People's Choice Award voting

Online voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open!

Explore the 2018 People’s Choice Award gallery and vote for your favourite image of our expressive, enthusiastic and energetic city.

Voting closes at 5pm on Monday 24 September 2018.

2018 Winning Entries

Open winner

Joe Ruckli

A chance moment of theatre on the street.

Open first runner-up

Nigel Wesley

Afternoons are just the best, as I coast my quiet, peaceful streets.

Open second runner-up

Jesse Greenwood

Teenager jumps from the banks of the Brisbane River.

Student winner

Ryan Warwick

A starry night from Mt Gravatt lookout.

Social media winner

Zanti Jimenez

Being under this magical fig tree in the Botanic Gardens lets you escape from reality for a moment. As you stand there, mesmerised by thousands of glowing fairy lights, you feel like shining too.