Get snapping in nature for 2024 catchment calendar

Tuesday 4 April, 2023
Entries for photographs to feature in the 2024 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.

A Bearded Dragon by Suzey Barker and Snow Gums by Nicola Beautyman

A Bearded Dragon by Suzey Barker featured in the 2023 calendar.

A Bearded Dragon by Suzey Barker and Snow Gums by Nicola Beautyman

Snow Gums by Nicola Beautyman also featured.

“Each year we produce and distribute the calendars across the region,” Ms Mentiplay-Smith said.

“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.

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

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 the natural environment and see what they can find.”

A Bearded Dragon by Suzey Barker and Snow Gums by Nicola Beautyman

An Azure Kingfisher by Peter Poon was the front page image of this year’s Goulburn Broken Catchment calendar.

Photos must be colour, between 2-10MB, in a landscape format and a JPEG image.

Email entries to  janicem@gbcma.vic.gov.au No USBs or disks. Please include your name and address in the email and include a subject line. 10MB limit per email.

Entries close 14 August 2023.

This project is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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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