Shutterbugs, train your lenses for there’s a photo comp

This cracking shot, snapped by Jocelyn Omand, of Turrawulla Station, won the hearts of graziers, winning the NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change photography competition People’s Choice award in 2019.

NQ Dry Tropics is on the hunt for photos featuring beautiful landscapes and hard working, salt-of-the-earth people in the Bowen and Collinsville region.

This is the second year the organisation is running a photography competition through its Landholders Driving Change (LDC) project. 

The LDC project team works with local landholders to improve land management, pasture cover and water quality in the Bowen Broken Bogie (BBB) catchment.

Project manager Rod Kerr said it had inspired the team to celebrate the heart and soul of the BBB through a photography competition.

“We work with a wide range of people including landholders, contractors and businesses right across the BBB, and in many stunning locations,” he said.

“Bowen and Collinsville are close-knit communities so we felt it was fitting to encourage local photographers to capture the heart and soul of these communities.

“Last year’s inaugural competition exceeded our expectations. We received so many cracking images in all categories, including juniors, so it was an easy decision to do it again this year.

“We’re looking for images that capture our environment, our people and our work,” he said.

In addition to a $1300 prize pool, supplied by local businesses, the finalists and winners will feature in the Landholders Driving Change 2021 calendar.

For information about the categories, competition guidelines, and to submit entries, go to the LDC website:

The competition opens on 15 June and closes on 14 August.