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For your chance to win awesome prizes, enter the Wet Tropics Waterways photography competition with an image that captures the beauty of our waterways.

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Capture the beauty of our local waterways

Send us your best waterway photos – from rivers to waterfalls and estuaries to ocean – for your chance to win from an awesome prize stash!

This Wet Tropics Waterways competition is celebrating the beauty, diversity and importance of our waterways big and small. And there are entry categories for everyone…

Judged by Far North Queensland-based professional photographers, this competition is also a chance to be featured in our environment and lifestyle magazine, Reef and Rivers.

Prizes include:

Harvey Norman small appliances package
Double pass - River Drift Snorkelling Tour with Back Country Bliss
Family pass - Friends in the Rainforest package (Kuranda Koala Gardens & Birdworld Kuranda entry)
$80 Wharf One Cafe voucher
Double pass – Cairns Aquarium guided tour
Double pass - Waterfall Tour with Cairns Adventure Group
Single pass - Daintree Rainforest/Cape Trip tour with Tony’s Tropical Tours
Double pass - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway return trip
Stand Up Paddleboard voucher ($120) – What ‘SUP Cairns
Family pass - Hartleys Crocodile Adventures


Wildlife and water: Wildlife in or at a waterway e.g. swimming, eating, drinking, hiding, passing by. This includes aquatic animals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects…

Landscape: Scenery is the main focus but there can also be people and/or animals.



People and water: A person/people enjoying/interacting with/impacting a waterway (the impact could be negative, or positive).

Kids:  For under -15s – your best waterways shot! You can include wildlife and people.


Matt Curnock – Townsville – Underwater photographer
Jürgen Freund – Atherton – Wildlife and Nature photographer
Julia Sumerling – Cairns – Underwater photographer and videographer


The competition is open to all Australian residents.

Images must be of waterways in the Wet Tropics region (between the Daintree in the north, the Herbert River catchment in the south and the Atherton Tablelands in the west) ‘Waterways’ includes freshwater, estuarine and marine waters.

By submitting an entry you authorise Wet Tropics Waterways to use the entry image/s in future publications, without remuneration. This includes, but is not limited to, social media, websites, and digital and print publications. Photos used by Wet Tropics Waterways will acknowledge the photographer.

Multiple categories can be entered, but only 1 image per category.

All photos must be submitted by 5pm, 10 March 2023. 

By submitting an entry you confirm that:

The work is your own.
Images do not violate or infringe on anyone else’s rights, and are not in violation of any law.
Images have not caused damage to the environment by the photographer, and the image has not been taken in areas where human presence is restricted by authorities or relevant property managers.
If your submission has people in it, you have written permission for our usage requirements from the person depicted, can provide a copy of this permission to Wet Tropics Waterways if requested.
Photos have not been digitally altered beyond standard optimisation (cropping, spotting for dust, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.

For more information contact  Hannah O’Kane at or phone 0488 155194.


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