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.

How to enter

Submissions for the 2018 competition open at 10am on Wednesday 11 July 2018 for a four week period and close at 5pm Wednesday 8 August 2018.

Entry is easy. This year you can enter via Instagram using the hashtag #LMPA2018 or by using the online submission form.

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.