All dates are tentative

Entries close on 3 May, 2021

Winners announced on or before 15 May.

Presentation: Tuesday 2 June with entries remaining on display for a month


Originality in all categories sought making allowance for the entrant’s age.

Photos taken locally on the Sunshine Coast.

Also refer to the theme category definitions


Entries to be submitted in JPG format in the largest size possible and at the highest level of quality available.

Pre-entry Workshops

If you are looking for some guidance before entering the competition, these workshops are just for you! 

Barry Alsop of Eyes Wide Open Images is offering two short workshops at Garricks Camera House, Maroochydore covering: 

  • An introduction to the competition
  • Basic composition & what constitutes a good image

The tuition will be held from 4.30pm to 6pm on Thursday afternoons:

  • 4 & 11 February
  • 4 & 18 March

Registration is essential as places are limited. Register via the link or QR-code below.


Open to primary and secondary school children living on the Sunshine Coast.

Entrants are encouraged to take photos locally on the Sunshine Coast.

Age group categories:

*up to 12 years

*12-15 years

*15 years +


Gift Voucher – $100 (winners) $50 (runners-up) towards the purchase of any goods in Garrick’s Camera House Maroochydore store;

  • Voucher for a canvass
  • Free class tuition
  • Public display
  • Family indoor archery pass

In addition, there will be a special major Environment prize.

Rotary’s Areas of Focus

now includes
Supporting the Environment

The following links to subject material may prove useful if you plan to enter the Environment category.

Major Prize for Environment entries

Garricks Camera House Maroochydore is donating a camera for the image judged to best reflect Rotary’s new area of focus “Supporting the environment”.

Link to FB page
Scan to follow the competition on Facebook

Theme Categories

  1. Animals and/or the Environment
  2. Portraits

The theme categories are defined below.


This is the major prize winning category

Judges will view favourably images reflecting Rotary’s new area of focus “Supporting the environment”. Refer to the ‘Rotary’s Areas of Focus’ section on this page for some reference links.

These images would depict the environmental issues that we are facing as a community and/or people or persons in the act of land care in your community.

Images in this category may also include wildlife subjects in a landscape setting where nature and environment are in harmony.


Images entered in this category must be portraits of a candid nature of domestic or tamed animals kept for personal companionship or pleasure. Examples of this include (but are not restricted to) cats, dogs, small reptiles and mammals which live with their owner in a home environment. Images also accepted would include birds and wildlife which freely roam or inhabit your local suburb or home environment.

Images taken of captive wild animals not permitted – including animals in zoos, wildlife parks, sanctuaries and farms where the animals are kept in enclosures and often a fee or donation is charged for visitors to see them.


Images entered can be either contemporary or traditional portraits taken indoors or an environmental setting. This category may also incorporate family portraits. Judges are looking for good lighting, posing and expression.

Images in this category which may contain one or more persons may also include a pet or animal in the image but not exclusively a pet without it’s human companion.

Rules & Guidelines

Please read the competition rules and guidelines for more information before entering the competition.

If you have any other questions you can contact us.

Entries open 27 January 2021

Entry Fee $15 (plus the Humanitix booking fee of $0.88 and any credit card surcharges) provides the opportunity to enter up to four photos across all categories.

Instructions on how to upload the photos will be included in the confirmation email.

Net proceeds from the entry fees will support Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary and its projects.

Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary's Children's Photographic Competition 2021

About Us

Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary is a new version of Rotary club that encourages members to engage in service in ways that fit within their family, work and life commitments. 

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