Keen photographers, listen up! The Palaszczuk Government urges you to enter the Snap Up Some Paradise photo competition to celebrate 25 years since Fraser Island (K'gari) was listed as a World Heritage Area.
There are three categories to choose from, showcasing the island's natural beauty and international significance. The categories are Landscapes, Sand & Water and Flora & Fauna.
Winners will have the opportunity to become published photographers, having their work showcased in the Fraser Island 2019 Calendar and in the December 2018 issue of Wildlife Australia Magazine.
Minister for Environment, Leanne Enoch, said it's a wonderful opportunity to promote and celebrate the island's unique World Heritage values.
“We are celebrating the listing and the island’s importance to future generations with the Traditional Owners, the Butchulla people, who know this island as K’gari, meaning ‘paradise’.
“K’gari is uniquely characterised by long stretches of sandy beach, strikingly coloured sand cliffs, spectacular sandblows, and subtropical rainforests sprouting from sand.
“The island’s sand dunes are some of the oldest in the world, and over half of the world’s perched fresh water lakes are found there.
“It’s these features that were recognised as internationally significant, and warranted the island’s World Heritage listing in 1992,” Ms Enoch said.
Butchulla spokesperson and talented arist, Conway Burns, is excited to share the international significance of K'gari with current and future generations.
“K’gari is a female white spirit sent from sky country to help create the lands and is a spiritual place for my people – a place of plenty. Everyone should know how special she is,” Mr Burns said.
The competition is open until August 5. For the entry form and terms and conditions, click here