Nature calls for 2025 calendar photos

Thursday 9 May, 2024
The year is flying by and entries for photographs to feature in the 2025 Goulburn Broken Catchment calendar are now open.

The popular calendar is known for its fantastic collection of local images and information on flora, fauna and natural landscapes.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority project coordinator, Janice Mentiplay-Smith, said the calendar photo competition was a great way for local people to showcase their photographic skills of plants, animals and the environment.

“The competition has been running for more than a decade now and entering it has become quite a tradition for keen photographers and nature lovers,” Ms Mentiplay-Smith said.

“The images in this year’s calendar were chosen from more than 300 entries.

“Each year we produce and distribute the calendars across the region.”

Preference is given to photographs of local plants or animals in their natural state, insects, waterways or other natural features that tell a story about the Goulburn Broken catchment.

“We always receive extremely positive feedback on the quality of the calendar and the fact it contains amazing images of the local environment, taken by local people,” Ms Mentiplay-Smith said.

“I encourage everyone to grab their camera and get out into nature and see what they can find.”

Email your images of birds, animals, plants, insects and places in the Goulburn Broken catchment to janicem@gbcma.vic.gov.au.

To be eligible, photos must be between 2-10MB in landscape format (not portrait) and submitted as a jpeg file attachment (not as a picture inserted into the text of your email). It’s important to include a description of the image in the email subject line (e.g., ‘White-breasted Woodswallow’). No USBs or disks.

Entries close 13 August 2024.

This project is coordinated by the Goulburn Broken CMA, with support from Moira Shire Council and Greater Shepparton City Council.

This year’s Goulburn Broken Catchment calendar cover photo features White-breasted Woodswallows at Numurkah’s Kinnairds Wetland, by Catarina Gregson.


The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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