The Professional Photographers’ Association of Queensland (PPAQ) has launched its first Photography Awards entitled My Queensland and are looking for participants with a story to tell about the sunshine state.

PPAQ Vice President Colin Bushell said the Awards challenge individuals to exhibit something that truly represents Queensland’s diversity. “We’re less interested in seeing the Story Bridge at sunset, and more interested in seeing the way humans interact with the land or sea,” said Colin. “Less your family pet, and more the struggles of nature to come to terms with our extreme climate. Less, your backyard, and more the way Queensland is seen by the rest of Australia and the world. In fact, surprise us. It’s home to all of us, but what does it mean to you?”

Entries are open now, and will close on Tuesday 15 January 2019, followed by an announcement of a public exhibition for finalists and winners. There is both an Open and Student category with entry fees of $25 and $10 per entry respectively. Prizes include $1000 cash, a camera, printers and professional print vouchers.

For more information, visit the PPAQ Awards website.

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