About the 2018 awards

The Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards (LMPA) is an opportunity for you to become involved in Brisbane’s cultural life by capturing moments that reflect our expressive, enthusiastic and energetic city.

In 2018, residents, students and emerging photographers have the opportunity to submit their original images of Brisbane’s unique characteristics, hidden gems and local features.

Categories and prizes

Categories and prizes:

There are three categories that you can enter.

  • Open category
  • Student category
  • Social Media Hashtag category.

There are six cash prizes awarded to winners.

  • Open category - $5000
  • Open category first runner-up - $2000
  • Open category second runner-up - $1000
  • Student category - $3000
  • People’s Choice Award - $2000
  • Social media winner - $1000.

How to enter

The entry period for the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards has now closed. Category winners will be announced by Monday 27 August 2018.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will open at 10am Monday 27 August and close at 5pm on Monday 24 September 2018.

2017 Winning Entries

People's Choice winner

Backyard Bliss

Jerri-lee Leslie | This is an image of my friend and housemate Maddy. We spent the afternoon dancing, creating and throwing colours around together in our little Brisbane backyard.

Open winner

Spring Hill Baths

Cieran Murphy | Brisbane based, Freelance Photographer. Specialising in Lifestyle, Architectural and Landscape Photography. Born in England, living in Brisbane on and off f...

Tertiary winner

Foggy Morning at Mt Coot-tha

Pran Kositthanakorn | Mt Cootha putting on a show, like always, it doesn't disappoint.