Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards 2016

The Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards is an opportunity for you to become involved in Brisbane’s cultural life by celebrating images that reflect Brisbane’s creative lifestyle.

The Photographic Awards invite Australian photographers and photographic artists to submit original images that represent an expressive, energetic and enthusiastic Brisbane.

Cash prizes are awarded to category winners. The three categories and their cash prizes are:

  • Open - $10,000
  • Tertiary - $2000
  • People's Choice Award - $1000

Submissions for the 2016 competition are closed.

2016 Open winner:Boys with bat and balloons

Karina Eastway
This photo was taken at the Roma Street Parklands. Two boys are struck by the effect of mist and sunlight in Brisbane's Roma Street Parklands. The shot was taken on the rainforest boardwalk after a birthday party and game of cricket on the lawn.

2016 Tertiary winner: The trash queen

Evelina Fietisova
Evelina captured the beauty of a light-filled old bus bursting with rubbish.

2016 People's Choice Winner: Dream in progress

Anshun He
A leisure seeker is peacefully sunbathing in the background of the grand Brisbane City and cranes on the construction site. It was as if the cranes were being manoeuvred by the imagination of the dreamer.