AMAZING IMAGE: Last year’s Enviroplan winner for the secondary school section Matthew Watson.
AMAZING IMAGE: Last year’s Enviroplan winner for the secondary school section Matthew Watson. Kate Czerny

Enviroplan awards open

NATURE and its beauty will again be the focus of entries in the annual Ipswich Enviroplan Photographic Competition.

Entries to the competition, which offers a total prize pool of more than $5000, opened on Friday.

Professional photographer and competition judge Michael Snedic said he would be looking for entries that were outside the box.

"I encourage people to get out there, spend time in the environment to get that perfect shot," he said.

"We're looking for a unique entry. It doesn't matter what kind of camera you use or what your skill level is."

Environment and Conservation Committee chairwoman Heather Morrow said new categories had been added after the success of last year's competition.

"This competition just keeps getting bigger and better, with images that are not just surprising, revealing and breathtaking, but drawn from our own backyard," Cr Morrow said.

Entry forms are available from the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, Visitor Information Centre, divisional offices, Ipswich Library branches and online.

Entries close on September 21.

For more information visit enviroplanphotocomp.com.au.


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