Shoalhaven Eucalypt Photo Competition

Following huge success in 2022, the Shoalhaven Eucalypt Photo Competition is back, and entries are now open.

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  • Project StatusIn Progress
  • Last reviewed 24 April 2023

About the project

The competition is held annually to celebrate National Eucalypt Day, held on the 23 March, to increase awareness of eucalypts and their importance to the natural environment.

Our judges are searching for the most striking images of Eucalyptus, Corymbia or Angophora trees located within the Shoalhaven local government area. Entries are free and open to all ages and abilities. Simply submit a photograph using the online entry form and you’re in the running to win!

This year’s judges include Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley and local landscape photographer Belinda Doyle. There’s a great range of prizes up for grabs including a $250 voucher from Holiday Haven and a double pass to the magical stage production of ‘Possum Magic’ at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. All winners will take home a grafted dwarf flowering gum tree from a local native nursery.

National Eucalypt Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate both the beautiful natural environment of the Shoalhaven and the photographic talents of our locals. Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, we want to see the beauty of the eucalypt through your lens.

There are over 900 species of eucalypt Native to Australia, that can be found surviving the frosty winters of the Snowy Mountains and the sweltering summers of the Northern Territory. Exquisite in their variations of bark, blossoms, leaves and fruit, eucalypts are vital for the survival of other flora and fauna species that rely on these trees for food, shelter and protection. Eucalypts provided many uses for indigenous communities including bark for making canoes and wood for food gathering, as well as for medicinal purposes.

Thankyou for your input, this competition has now closed.

For more information, visit the Shoalhaven Eucalypt Photo Competition Get Involved web page.