Photo Competition

Brisbane in Focus Photo Competition

The judging is complete and we have our winners for the 2023 annual BLH Photo Competition!  The competition invites everyone to discover the heritage of our great city and enter a photo taken at one of our 90+ member organisations during the year. The competition opened on the 1st of December 2023, and closed on 21 January, 2024.

New for 2023 was the introduction of the Whippersnapper Award, for a junior photographer under the age of 18, who has taken a photo from either the Place or Object categories. Perfectly timed to coincide with the school holidays!


Here are the competition winners:

Place Category – Rosemary Featherstone
Mt Coot-tha Botantic Gardens

Object Category – Jack Hinz
Saint John’s Cathedral

Whippersnapper (U18) Award – Joshua Rollo
Cathedral of St. Stephen

People’s Choice Award – Vincent McLachlan
Masonic Memorial Centre

About the annual BLH Photo Competition

Discover the heritage of our great city — the stories, spaces, and faces that paint the culturally-rich picture of Brisbane — and share your unique perspective with a photo taken at one of our member organisations. The competition for 2024 will open for entries later in the year, but you can get snapping right now.

There are more than 90 cultural heritage places — museums, galleries, heritage sites, historic houses, gardens, and historical societies  — to photograph.

Cash prizes are awarded in four categories:

  • Place – $400
  • Object – $400
  • People’s Choice – $350
  • Whippersnapper Award – $100

We look forward to seeing your entries! See the full terms and conditions here.


Entries are closed, but you can start taking your photos now for the upcoming  2024 competition!

Enjoy the 2023 entries below…